Predicting malignancy in mediastinal lymph nodes by endobronchial ultrasound: a new ultrasound scoring system
Schmid–Bindert G et al. – The assessment of ultrasound criteria during routine Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) examinations is feasible and reproducible with very good inter–rater agreement. If less than three of the described criteria are present, a lymph node has a very low chance of being malignant. The best single criterion to predict malignancy is heterogeneity. The introduction of the sum score of ultrasound criteria could potentially increase diagnostic accuracy.