Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) is a minimally invasive, but most effective procedure which is
commonly used to diagnose lung cancer, infections, and other disorders causing enlarged lymph
nodes in the chest. Vimhans PrimaMed Institute of Pulmonology & Chest Medicine is one of the
finest centers in India offering EBUS and remains a pioneer in volume and overall experience.
EBUS enables physicians to perform a technique known as TBNA (transbronchial needle
aspiration) to obtain fluid samples or tissue from the lungs and surrounding lymph nodes without
conventional surgery. The samples may well be used to diagnose and staging lung cancer,
detecting infections, and identifying inflammatory diseases affecting the lungs like sarcoidosis or
other cancers like lymphoma.
How EBUS is different?
Going through a conventional diagnostic procedure, a surgery known as mediastinoscopy is done
to provide access to the chest. A small incision is then made in the neck just above or next to the
breastbone. Thereafter, a thin scope, known as mediastinoscope, is inserted through the opening
for providing access to the lungs and surrounding lymph nodes. This process leads to the
collection of tissue and fluid via biopsy.