Transbronchial Catheter Aspiration Compared to Transbronchial Needle Aspiration in the Diagnosis of Peripheral Nodules and Masses of the Lung
The yield of transbronchial forceps biopsy under fluoroscopy in the diagnosis of peripheral
lesion of the lung lies between 32 and 57%. Several studies prove an amelioration of success
rates by addition of cytological methods such as TBNA, TBCA and bronchial brushing.
Furthermore, for TBNA and TBCA a significantly higher yield was reported in comparison with
transbronchial forceps biopsy. TBNA and TBCA are routinely used methods, both techniques are
safe, the instruments used are certificated.
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Diagnostic sensitivity of transbronchial catheter aspiration in comparison with transbronchial needle aspiration.
Karl-Josef Franke, MD
Helios Klinik Ambrock
Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices