Tuberculosis through the rose tinted spectacles of the EBUS endoscopist: be aware of the bias
- Correspondence to Dr Kurt Tournoy, Ghent University Hospital, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Building 7 K12 IE, De Pintelaan 185, Ghent 9000, Belgium;
Contributors KT is the sole contributor.
- Accepted 11 October 2011
- Published Online First 16 November 2011
I read with interest the article on the utility of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in tuberculous intrathoracic lymphadenopathy by Navani et al.1
EBUS-TBNA has been validated for the assessment of mediastinal nodes in lung cancer2 and to obtain a diagnosis in (presumed) centrally located lung cancer3 or sarcoidosis.4 In addition to a recent report,5 the study by Navani et …