Comparison of Endobronchial Ultrasonography Images and Resected Specimens

  • Noriaki Kurimoto
  • Katsuhiko Morita


The objectives of performing endobronchial ultrasonography (EBUS) with a guide sheath (EBUS-GS) to examine pulmonary peripheral lesions can be broadly divided into “confirming the presence of a lesion” and “understanding its internal properties.” Since sampling lesion tissue is essential for pathological diagnosis, concerns have been raised that EBUS tends to be used solely to confirm whether or not a lesion is present.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Noriaki Kurimoto
    • 1
  • Katsuhiko Morita
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Medical Oncology and Respiratory MedicineShimane University HospitalIzumoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Chest SurgeryShimonoseki Medical CenterShimonosekiJapan

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