EBUS (Endobronchial Ultrasonography) Bronchoscopy
EBUS; It is a bronchoscopy method used in the diagnosis of many diseases such as lung cancer, tuberculosis, infectious diseases, lymphoma. EBUS, which is an advanced imaging method for masses adjacent to the airways; It is administered under anesthesia by entering the bronchi through the mouth. The process takes 15-30 minutes. It facilitates the definitive diagnosis of many diseases, especially lung cancer, lymphoma, sarcoidosis and lymph node tuberculosis.
EBUS, thanks to its special needle, makes it possible to enter the enlarged lymph nodes in areas that cannot be reached by normal bronchoscopy method, or lesions adjacent to the central airways, especially in the chest cavity. After the lymph node or tumor mass desired to be biopsy is seen by ultrasonography, a piece can be taken from the lymph node or mass.
Another advantage of the method to the patient is that the risk of vascular injury is eliminated by imaging the blood vessels with ultrasonography. This method, especially in the diagnosis of enlarged lymph nodes in the chest cavity, in the diagnosis and staging of tumors that cannot be reached by conventional methods and in the treatment decision; It can be used successfully in the diagnosis of diseases such as sarcoidosis, lymphoma, tuberculosis and in the detection of clots at the level of large lung vessels.