Journal article

Utility of Endobronchial Ultrasound in Assessment of Intrathoracic Lesions in Paediatric Patients

Shivanthan Shanthikumar, John Massie, Sarath Ranganathan, Maren Schuhmann, Ralf Eberhardt, Louis B Irving, Felix JF Herth, Daniel P Steinfort

RESPIRATION | KARGER | Published : 2019

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: In adults, linear endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) is the preferred modality to sample intrathoracic adenopathy and radial EBUS is a useful tool to biopsy peripheral pulmonary nodules. Utility in children is less well known. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to review the EBUS experience of two specialist centres to better define the current role of EBUS in paediatric practice. METHODS: A retrospective record review of EBUS procedures undertaken in patients aged 0-17 years at the Royal Children's Hospital (Melbourne, Australia) and Thoraxklinik (Heidelberg, Germany) was performed. Data extracted included patient demographics, clinical presentation, bronchoscope (size a..

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