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Endobronchial Ultrasonography

Noriaki Kurimoto (Editor), David Fielding (Editor), Ali Musani (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-8272-0
176 pages
January 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Endobronchial ultrasonography (EBUS) is an exciting new diagnostic tool that has added significantly to the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer and other thoracic diseases. This book is co-authored by one of the technology's pioneers and will help the reader to use EBUS to diagnose and stage lung cancer and a variety of different tumours of the chest region.

Endobronchial Ultrasonography covers all of the standard techniques and the new developments involved in EBUS as it combines two common procedures, bronchoscopy and real-time ultrasonography. This allows physicians to obtain precise biopsies of lymph nodes and masses within the chest cavity.

Over 250 high quality colour digital images are featured throughout the book to illustrate the different applications of EBUS, complemented by specific case studies.

This book is accompanied by a companion website featuring over 30 video clips cited in the text.

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Table of Contents




1 An Overview of Endobronchial Ultrasonography.

2 Anatomy of Mediastinal and Hilar Area.

3 How to Perform Endobronchial Ultrasonography.

4 Endobronchial Ultrasound Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA).

5 Tips and Difficulties in EBUS TBNA.

6 Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Mediastinal Lymph Node Aspiration for Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Staging.

7 Qualitative Analysis of Peripheral Pulmonary Lesions Using Endobronchial Ultrasonography.

8 EBUS-Guided Peripheral Pulmonary Nodule Biopsy.

9 Diagnosis of Peripheral Pulmonary Lesions Using Endobronchial Ultrasonography with a Guide Sheath.

10 Endobronchial Ultrasonographic Analysis of Airway Wall Integrity and Tumour Involvement.

11 EBUS in Interventional Bronchoscopy.

12 Future Directions for Endobronchial Ultrasonography.

13 Case Reports.

Appendix: Videos.


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Author Information

Noriaki KurimotoMD, PhD, St. Marianna University, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

David Fielding, MB, BS, FRACP, MD, Royal Brisbane and Womens’ Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Ali I. Musani,MD, FCCP, FACP, National Jewish Health & University of Colorado, , Denver, CO, USA

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