• Vol. 43 No. 4, 238–240
  • 15 April 2014

Feasibility of Endobronchial Ultrasound in Mechanically Ventilated Patients

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The safety profile and diagnostic utility of endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) for the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer, centrally located tumours, unknown hilar and/or mediastinal lymphadenopathy have been well established in elective diagnostic bronchoscopy; however, their safety and utility in intensive care units (ICU) has not been described before. We have found a new utility for both linear and radial EBUS in mechanically intubated patients in the ICU with undiagnosed mediastinal lymphadenopathy and unresolved pneumonia.

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