Mediastinal lymphadenopathy is a condition in which one or more mediastinal lymph nodes are enlarged for malignant or benign causes, generally more than 10 mm. For a long time, the only way to approach the mediastinum was surgery, while in last decades endoscopic techniques gained their role in neoplastic diseases. At the present time, EBUS is the technique of choice for studying the mediastinum in the suspicion of cancer, while there are not strong indications in guidelines for the study of benign mediastinal lymphadenopathy. We reviewed the literature, looking for evidence of the role of EBUS in the diagnostics of non-neoplastic mediastinal lymphadenopathy, with special regard for granulomatous disease, both infectious and non-infectious. EBUS is a reliable alternative to surgery in non-neoplastic mediastinal lymphadenopathy, even if more evidence is needed for granulomatous diseases other than tuberculosis and sarcoidosis.

Role of EBUS-TBNA in Non-Neoplastic Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy: Review of Literature / Scano, V.; Fois, A. G.; Manca, A.; Balata, F.; Zinellu, A.; Chessa, C.; Pirina, P.; Paliogiannis, P.. - In: DIAGNOSTICS. - ISSN 2075-4418. - 12:2(2022), p. 512. [10.3390/diagnostics12020512]

Role of EBUS-TBNA in Non-Neoplastic Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy: Review of Literature

Scano V.;Fois A. G.;Balata F.;Zinellu A.;Pirina P.;Paliogiannis P.
2022-01-01

Abstract

Mediastinal lymphadenopathy is a condition in which one or more mediastinal lymph nodes are enlarged for malignant or benign causes, generally more than 10 mm. For a long time, the only way to approach the mediastinum was surgery, while in last decades endoscopic techniques gained their role in neoplastic diseases. At the present time, EBUS is the technique of choice for studying the mediastinum in the suspicion of cancer, while there are not strong indications in guidelines for the study of benign mediastinal lymphadenopathy. We reviewed the literature, looking for evidence of the role of EBUS in the diagnostics of non-neoplastic mediastinal lymphadenopathy, with special regard for granulomatous disease, both infectious and non-infectious. EBUS is a reliable alternative to surgery in non-neoplastic mediastinal lymphadenopathy, even if more evidence is needed for granulomatous diseases other than tuberculosis and sarcoidosis.
2022
Role of EBUS-TBNA in Non-Neoplastic Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy: Review of Literature / Scano, V.; Fois, A. G.; Manca, A.; Balata, F.; Zinellu, A.; Chessa, C.; Pirina, P.; Paliogiannis, P.. - In: DIAGNOSTICS. - ISSN 2075-4418. - 12:2(2022), p. 512. [10.3390/diagnostics12020512]
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