Title

Transbronchial needle injection: a systematic review of a new diagnostic and therapeutic paradigm.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-2006

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Transbronchial needle catheters are commonly used during flexible and rigid bronchoscopy for needle aspiration. The use of these catheters can be expanded by employing the technique of transbronchial needle injection.

METHODS AND RESULTS: By injecting lesions in the airways, peribronchial structures, mediastinum, or lung parenchyma, transbronchial needle injection has been applied to the treatment of lung cancer, inflammatory disorders of the airways, recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, as well as bronchopleural fistulas. Diagnostic applications have included the localization of peripheral lung nodules as well as sentinel lymph nodes.

CONCLUSIONS: Our review defines this bronchoscopic technique and summarizes its various reported applications.

Volume

73

Issue

1

First Page

78

Last Page

89

ISSN

0025-7931

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

16498271

Department(s)

Department of Medicine

Document Type

Article

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