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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 Kalavathy, Ramachandram and Abdul Rani, Mohammed Fauzi (2008) Transbronchial needle aspiration of mediastinal lymph node. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 63 (1). pp. 47-50. ISSN 0300-5283

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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: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2987/6045
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transbronchial needle aspiration, Yield, Bronchoscopy, Lung cancer
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: Prof Dr Mohammed Fauzi Abdul Rani
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2011 09:28
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2011 02:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/6045

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