Korean J Pediatr Infect Dis.  2013 Dec;20(3):186-189.

The First Pediatric Case of Intrathoracic Tuberculosis Lymphadenitis Diagnosed by Endobronchial Ultrasound Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Samsung Medical center, Sungkyunkwan University school of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. yaejean.kim@gmail.com
  • 2Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Endobronchial ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) now provides an important alternative diagnostic modality in patients with intrathoracic tuberculosis lymphadenopathy. The procedure is well tolerated in the outpatient setting, provides access to the mediastinal and hilar lymph node locations commonly in tuberculosis and also allows bronchial washing to be performed at the same procedure. However, there is no report of EBUS-TBNA applied to children to diagnose tuberculosis. We report a case of EBUS-TBNA applied to children who had intrathoracic tuberculosis lymphadenopathy.

Keyword

EBUS-TBNA; Intrathoracic lymphadenopathy; Tuberculosis
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