Mucosal airway laceration secondary to endobronchial ultrasonography
Canadian Respiratory Journal, 08/01/2012
Sandhu A et al. – Endobronchial ultrasound–guided transbronchial needle aspiration is becoming the standard of care for mediastinal sampling to diagnose and stage lung cancer. It is considered to be safe and rivals the gold standard, mediastinoscopy, in safety and accuracy. The present article describes a mucosal airway laceration and pneumothorax associated with the procedure.