Comparison of Endobronchial Ultrasound–guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration With Stylet Retracted Partially Versus Completely for Molecular Testing

Conclusion: EBUS-TBNA using either capillary sampling or complete stylet removal are effective and has a high proportion of satisfactory results for ancillary testing.
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

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Conclusion Diagnostic procedures should be chosen based on the clinical character in EBUS-TBNA negative patients with suspected lung cancer. Long time follow-up is very important in patients whose diagnosis is apparently unknown. 
 DOI: 10.3779/j.issn.1009-3419.2019.04.04
Source: Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) and positron emission tomography (PET) standard uptake values (SUV) are useful methods for evaluating mediastinal lymph node pathology.The aim this study was to compare EBUS TBNA and PET suv results in benign, granulomatous and malignant disease. The files of 151 patients who had FDG-PET scanning and underwent EBUS-TBNA between 2015-2017 were reviewed. The diagnoses were confirmed by needle aspiration cytology, histopathology and clinical follow-up. Malignant diseases included lung cancers, metastasis and lymphomas. Granulomatous diseases were mai...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Lung Cancer Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 October 2018Source: Respiratory InvestigationAuthor(s): Naofumi ShinagawaAbstractBronchoscopy is one of the main techniques used for sampling lung tumor biopsies. In recent years, a large number of tumor specimens have been required to determine the best chemotherapy regimen for each patient; this personalized approach is known as precision medicine. In this review, radial endobronchial ultrasound; bronchoscopic navigation systems, including virtual bronchoscopic navigation and electromagnetic navigation; ultrathin bronchoscope,; and endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needl...
Source: Respiratory Investigation - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Bellinger CR, Sharma D, Dotson T, Ruiz J, Parks G, Haponik EF Abstract OBJECTIVES: Targeted therapies for non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) are based on the presence of driver mutations such as epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and the echinoderm microtubule-associated protein-like 4-anaplastic lymphoma kinase (EML4-ALK) translocation. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided-transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a first-line modality for diagnosing and staging NSCLC. A quality improvement protocol maximizing tissue acquisition for molecular analysis has not been previously described. METHODS...
Source: Southern Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study demonstrates the feasibility ofEGFR mutation analysis with both cell block and LBC, with an excellent concordance between the two methods. Considering that the majority of advanced NSCLCs are diagnosed on cytology specimens, LBC is feasible and needs to be implemented for ancillary tests (immunocytochemistry, molecular analysis).
Source: Molecular Diagnosis and Therapy - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Conclusion: In select cases where additional tissue may be needed, sampling with a 19-G EBUS needle following standard aspiration with a 22-G needle results in an increase in diagnostic yield.
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research
This study assesses the sampling utility of convex probe EBUS-visible intrapulmonary lesions not visualized by the white-light bronchoscopy. Methods: A retrospective analysis of EBUS-TBNA of EBUS-visible intrapulmonary lesions was performed between January 2010 and March 2015. Patients with visible endobronchial lesions by white-light bronchoscopy were excluded from analysis. Results: Among 108 procedures, the diagnostic yield of EBUS-TBNA for EBUS-visible intrapulmonary lesions was 87%. Following diagnoses were established: lung cancer (73/67.6%), lung metastases (10/9.2%), infection (5/4.6%), lymphoma (1/
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: EBUS-TBNA with a 21-gauge needle is appropriate for the analysis of multiple mutations and the genotyping of lung adenocarcinoma. PMID: 30075474 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Southern Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research
Conclusion: Although the sensitivity of EBUS-TBNA for the diagnosis of lymphoma did not reach values of published data for non–small cell lung cancer, EBUS-TBNA can be considered as a first-line diagnostic tool for patients with mediastinal and/or hilar lymphadenopathy suspected to be lymphoma. Because of the inherent limitations in small volume needle biopsies it is essential that negative samples obtained in the setting of high clinical suspicion warrant further evaluation.
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research
ConclusionEBUS TBNA is effective and has a high proportion of satisfactory results for testing PD‐L1 expression on tumor cells in addition to NGS and ALK FISH.
Source: Diagnostic Cytopathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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