Title

Incidental Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism in Asymptomatic Patient Using Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) During Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy Assessment

Division

South Atlantic

Hospital

Grand Strand Medical Center

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

2-17-2021

Keywords

pulmonary embolism, PE, EBUS, endobronchial ultrasound

Disciplines

Cardiovascular Diseases | Diagnosis | Internal Medicine | Pulmonology | Radiology | Respiratory Tract Diseases

Abstract

The diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) needs clinical manifestations and radiological findings. CT angiography (CTA) of pulmonary vessels is the gold standard of diagnosis of PE. However, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) can be a reliable and accurate alternative method of diagnosis in patients who are not candidates for CTA. Invasiveness and high cost are still the major limitations for EBUS, however, they should be considered in the appropriate population in future practice. We present a case of a 62-year-old asymptomatic male diagnosed with PE during EBUS for mediastinal lymph node assessment and biopsy.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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