EBUS guided trans-bronchial lymph node cryobiopsy (EBUS-TBLNC): A novel technique for lymph node biopsy

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Authors: Sameer Arbat, Ashok Arbat, Parimal Deshpande, Swapnil Bakamwar, Gauri Gadge
Publication Date :2021/9/5
Source: European Respiratory Journal
Volume : 58
Issue: suppl 65
Publisher: European Respiratory Society
Description :
Introduction: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a safe and minimally invasive method for diagnosis and staging of lung cancer and diseases affecting mediastinal LNs.
Aims & Objectives: 
To study the role of EBUS combined with 1.1mm cryoprobe for diagnosis of mediastinal lesions.
3 patients presenting with mediastinal LNs were selected for this study. EBUS Guided Trans-Bronchial Lymph Node Cryobiopsy (EBUS-TBLNC) was performed by passing the 1.1mm ERBE Cryoprobe via the Olympus EBUS scope. The target LN was scanned under real time ultrasound vision and 1.1mm ERBE cryoprobe was inserted into the LN via the needle puncture site. The cryoprobe was activated for 3 seconds and removed enbloc with the EBUS scope. Sample obtained was collected in formalin and sent for histopathology.(Figure 1)
Histopathological diagnosis …