EUS-FNA of the Esophagus and Mediastinum

  • Amol Bapaye
  • Advay Aher


EUS is accurate in identification and evaluation of mediastinal mass lesions. Tissue acquisition of these lesions has always been a challenging task. FNA can be performed under EUS guidance under real-time vision with precise needle control and accurate needle placement inside the tumor. Doppler further improves safety of the procedure. A majority of mediastinal lesions do not require surgery as primary treatment, and therefore EUS helps to prevent an unnecessary thoracotomy in these patients [1, 2].


Bronchogenic Cyst Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy Mediastinal Lesion Mediastinal Abscess Mediastinal Cyst 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Digestive Diseases and EndoscopyDeenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research CenterErandwane, Pune, MaharashtraIndia

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