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Relevance of Training in Transbronchial Fine-Needle Aspiration Technique

Felipe Rodríguez de Castro; Fernando Díaz López; Gabriel Julià Serdà; Agustín Rey López; Jordi Freixinet Gilart; Pedro Cabrera Navarro
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Affiliations: From the Sección de Neumología, Hospital Universitario Ntra. Sra. del Pino, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain,  From the Servicio de Anatomía Patológica, Hospital Universitario Ntra. Sra. del Pino, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain,  From the y Servicio de Cirugía Torácica, Hospital Universitario Ntra. Sra. del Pino, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Affiliations: From the Sección de Neumología, Hospital Universitario Ntra. Sra. del Pino, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain,  From the Servicio de Anatomía Patológica, Hospital Universitario Ntra. Sra. del Pino, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain,  From the y Servicio de Cirugía Torácica, Hospital Universitario Ntra. Sra. del Pino, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Affiliations: From the Sección de Neumología, Hospital Universitario Ntra. Sra. del Pino, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain,  From the Servicio de Anatomía Patológica, Hospital Universitario Ntra. Sra. del Pino, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain,  From the y Servicio de Cirugía Torácica, Hospital Universitario Ntra. Sra. del Pino, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain


1997 by the American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 1997;111(1):103-105. doi:10.1378/chest.111.1.103
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Abstract

Transbronchial fine-needle aspiration (TBFNA) is a valuable and low-risk procedure that provides access to mediastinal nodes. To learn if increased experience improved TBFNA performance, we compared overtime TBFNA diagnostic yields between a skilled bronchoscopist and another without experience on TBFNA technique. We found higher TBFNA yields in the experienced bronchoscopist (p<0.001); however, after some experience, the TBFNA reliability improved (p<0.02) and the use of the procedure increased (p<0.0001). Thus, to achieve acceptable TBFNA results, a training period is required that we estimate in about 50 procedures.


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