Diagnostic utility of conventional transbronchial needle aspiration in older patients


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

EUROPEAN GERIATRIC MEDICINE, cilt.9, ss.263-267, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 9 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s41999-018-0036-4
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN GERIATRIC MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.263-267

Özet

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.