Diagnostic performance of EBUS-TBNA and its interrelation with PET-CT in patients with extra-thoracic malignancies


DEMİRDÖĞEN E. , URSAVAŞ A. , Guclu Ö. , PALLOŞ A., ÖZKAYA G. , KARADAĞ M.

TUBERKULOZ VE TORAK-TUBERCULOSIS AND THORAX, vol.68, no.3, pp.285-292, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/tt.70045
  • Title of Journal : TUBERKULOZ VE TORAK-TUBERCULOSIS AND THORAX
  • Page Numbers: pp.285-292
  • Keywords: Endobrochial ultrasound, transbronchial needle aspiration, extra-thoracic malignancy, PET-CT, diagnostic performance, TRANSBRONCHIAL NEEDLE ASPIRATION, LYMPH-NODE METASTASES, MEDIASTINAL LYMPHADENOPATHY, EXTRATHORACIC MALIGNANCY, INTRATHORACIC LYMPHADENOPATHY, LUNG-CANCER, PULMONARY, BIOPSY, SARCOIDOSIS, UTILITY

Abstract

Introduction: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a well-established diagnostic tool for lung cancer, sarcoidosis, and suspected metastatic extra-thoracic malignancy (ETM). Patients with primary ETM often have hypermetabolic mediastinal/hilar lymph node enlargement in the PET-scan done for initial staging or post treatment follow-up. We aimed to determine the diagnostic performance of EBUS-TBNA and the relationship between PET-SUV values and diagnosis of malignancy metastasis in patients with ETM.