Preliminary Experience With the Use of Electromagnetic Navigation for the Diagnosis of Peripheral Pulmonary Nodules and Enlarged Mediastinal Lymph Nodes
Luis M. Seijo (a), Gorka Bastarrika [SP] (b), María Dolores Lozano [SP] (c), and Javier J. Zulueta (a)
(a) Departamento de Neumología, Clínica Universitaria de Navarra, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
(b) Departamento de Radiología, Clínica Universitaria de Navarra, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
(c) Departamento de Anatomía Patológica, Clínica Universitaria de Navarra, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
Magazine: Archivos de Bronconeumología
Date: Aug 15, 2009Radiology [SP] Pathological Anatomy [SP] Pneumology
Electromagnetic navigation is a new technique that can be used with bronchoscopy to obtain samples of small peripheral nodular lesions and enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes. It is very versatile in that it enables both transbronchial biopsies and fine-needle aspiration to be performed. We describe 2 cases in which navigation with the superDimension/ Bronchus system combined with traditional diagnostic techniques facilitated a definitive diagnosis by bronchoscopy.
Electromagnetic navigation can obviate the need for more invasive diagnostic procedures such as surgery, thus saving time and money and avoiding complications.
CITATION Arch Bronconeumol. 2007 Aug;43(8):460-3
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