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Transbronchial needle aspiration of mediastinal lymph node

How, Soon Hin and Kuan, Yeh Chunn and Ng, Teck Han and Harun, Norra and H, Hasmah and Kalavathy, Ramachandram and Abdul Rani, Mohammed Fauzi (2008) Transbronchial needle aspiration of mediastinal lymph node. In: 13th Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respiralogy, 19-22 Nov 2008, Bangkok, Thailand..

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In Malaysia, transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) is a relatively new procedure performed only in a handful of respiratory centres. We reviewed TBNA of mediastinal lymph node performed in Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan (HTAA) to determine the yield and its complications. Data was retrieved from endoscopy databases and patients' records, CT thorax images and all cytological and histological slides were reviewed. Twenty-five patients had TBNA performed. TBNA was positive in 15 patients (60%). Overall, 80% had confirmed malignancy after bronchoscopy. Only four patients had documented bleeding after TBNA and in two of them, bleeding stopped spontaneously and another two patients required diluted adrenaline to stop the bleed. No mortality was reported from this procedure. Hence, TBNA is a safe procedure.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 2987/29836
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transbronchial needle aspiration, Yield, Bronchoscopy, lung cancer
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: AP Soon Hin How
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2013 10:08
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2013 10:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29836

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