January Cyto-econference 2018

23 Jan / 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sondra Forman

Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration: Challenges & Pitfalls

Sara E. Monaco, MD

Associate Professor University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA)  is an important procedure for evaluating mediastinal masses and lymphadenopathy given its minimally invasive nature and ability to spare patients from having more invasive procedures (e.g. EBUS-TBNA for lung cancer staging in lieu of mediastinoscopy).  The on-site evaluation of these FNAs is essential in order to answer an important question (ex. neoplastic vs. non-neoplastic) and to decide if a more invasive procedure is required.  Due to the importance of the clinical decisions and the need to have rapid answers based on limited material, it is essential for pathologists to understand how far they can go in their immediate assessment and how the diagnosis rendered will impact the surgical decision making. This webinar will emphasize the diagnostic challenges and pitfalls in a case-based approach

Earn 2 credits per webinar