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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 157-159

Curvilinear probe endobronchial ultrasound for sampling of parenchymal lung lesions

1 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
2 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Interventional Respiratory Unit, Galway University Hospital, Galway, Ireland

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mohammed Ahmed
Interventional Respiratory Unit, Galway University Hospital, Galway H91 YR71
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JMU.JMU_24_18

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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related deaths in most countries. It can frequently be mimicked by other nonmalignant pulmonary lesions; and therefore, in the case of radiologically localized lesions a pathological diagnosis is preferable before proceeding to surgical resection. Curvilinear probe endobronchial ultrasound is widely used to sample lymph nodes, but in this case, we report that it can be beneficial for sampling parenchymal lung lesions not accessible at bronchoscopy in the absence of lymphadenopathy.

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