Endobronchial ultrasound-transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) has emerged over the past decade as one of the most exciting and innovative developments in the field of respiratory medicine. This procedure allows sampling of mediastinal lymph nodes and masses in both malignant and benign disease and overcomes some of the disadvantages associated with mediastinoscopy and blind transbronchial needle aspiration. We describe the clinical use, indications for and limitations of EBUS-TBNA along with several illustrated clinical examples.
Currie, G. P., McKean, M. E., Kerr, K. M., Denison, A. R., & Chetty, M. (2011). Endobronchial ultrasound-transbronchial needle aspiration and its practical application. QJM, 104(8), 653-662. https://doi.org/10.1093/qjmed/hcr071