Transaortic fine-needle aspiration of centrally located lung cancer under endoscopic ultrasound guidance: the final frontier

Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Sep;84(3):1019-21. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2007.03.012.


We describe endoscopic ultrasound guided fine-needle aspiration of a mass adjacent to the descending thoracic aorta, which was performed without complication.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Biopsy, Needle / methods*
  • Endosonography*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung / pathology*
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Lung Neoplasms / surgery