EBUS-TBNA in elderly patients with lung cancer: Safety and performance outcomes

Philip Crosbie, Matthew Evison, Philip A J Crosbie, Julie Martin, Paul Bishop, Helen Doran, Leena Joseph, Anshuman Chaturvedi, Philip V. Barber, Richard Booton

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    BACKGROUND: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) enables minimally invasive lymph node sampling during bronchoscopy under conscious sedation. The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the safety profile of EBUS-TBNA in an elderly population. The secondary aim was to assess the efficacy of EBUS-TBNA for nodal staging and pathological diagnosis in elderly patients with primary lung cancer. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study of patients undergoing EBUS-TBNA, between March 2010 and August 2012, at a single U.K. hospital site. Procedure and outcome data including 6-month follow-up were collected prospectively. Patients were divided into less than 70 (
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)370-376
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Thoracic Oncology
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014


    • Bronchoscopy
    • Endobronchial ultrasound
    • Geriatric oncology
    • Non-small-cell lung cancer


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