SESSION TITLE: Advancements in Lung Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 08:45 AM - 10:00 AM
PURPOSE: Endobronchial ultrasound - guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is now widely used for mediastinal lymph node staging in lung cancer patients and diagnosis of other lymph node adenopathies. The commercially available needles for these procedures are currently limited to 21G, 22G and 25G sizes. A new 19G needle compatible with EBUS bronchoscopes has been developed with a goal to collect larger volumetric samples. We report the results of the bench testing performed to compare the sample collection of these 19G needles to commercially available 21G and 22G needles.