Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration of an intravascular sarcoma metastasis

Respiration. 2013;86(5):430-2. doi: 10.1159/000354183. Epub 2013 Sep 24.


The role of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in the diagnosis of endovascular lesions has rarely been described. We report a case of EBUS-TBNA of a solid mass in the left pulmonary artery in a patient with synovial sarcoma of the kidney, which was performed without complications and led to the diagnosis of metastatic disease. EBUS-TBNA seems to be a rapid, minimally invasive, safe and effective diagnostic procedure in selected cases of endovascular lesions.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bronchoscopy*
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration*
  • Humans
  • Kidney Neoplasms / pathology
  • Lung Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lung Neoplasms / secondary
  • Middle Aged
  • Sarcoma, Synovial / diagnostic imaging*
  • Sarcoma, Synovial / secondary