Endobronchial ultrasound

Lung Cancer. 2001 Dec;34 Suppl 2:S109-13. doi: 10.1016/s0169-5002(01)00349-x.


Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) is a new diagnostic tool, which has expanded the view of the bronchoscopist beyond the confinements of the airways. It has great potential for diagnosis of mediastinal processes and staging of lung cancer. These will be discussed and illustrated. EBUS will become a superior tool for staging of lung cancer, and several comparative studies on EBUS as compared with standard techniques in order to assess its role in the staging procedure are just on their way or already completed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Endosonography / methods*
  • Humans
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lung Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology
  • Mediastinum / diagnostic imaging
  • Mediastinum / pathology
  • Neoplasm Staging / methods