Use of linear EBUS in work-up of a pulmonary nodule

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Summary: Diagnostic approach to a pulmonary nodule depends upon the characteristics of the nodule and its location. Despite utilizing advanced minimally invasive diagnostic techniques, the work-up might be challenging. We report the case of a 60-year-old woman with history of breast cancer that was treated with lumpectomy 11 years earlier. She presented with a pulmonary nodule located medially in the fissure between the left upper and lower lobes. Linear EBUS was chosen as a diagnostic approach and the diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer was made without any complications. This case highlights the potential use of linear EBUS in centrally located pulmonary nodules or masses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)278-280
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013


  • Linear EBUS
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary nodule

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