Diagnostic utility of conventional transbronchial needle aspiration in older patients


ULASLI S., KÖKSAL D., KARCIOĞLU O., Babaoglu E., ONDER S., EMRI S.

EUROPEAN GERIATRIC MEDICINE, vol.9, no.2, pp.263-267, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s41999-018-0036-4
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN GERIATRIC MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.263-267

Abstract

Background In older patients, diagnosis and initial treatment should be considered as soon as possible because of high disease burden and complications. Conventional transbronchial needle aspiration (C-TBNA) is an important and safe method for the diagnosis of mediastinal lesions and staging lung cancer in the general population. We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic utility and complications of C-TBNA procedure in older patients aged >= 65 years.