Diagnosing a solitary pulmonary nodule using multiple bronchoscopic guided technologies: A prospective randomized study.

Affiliation

Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Tangdu Hospital, Air Force Medical University, Xi'an, PR China. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

The rate of detection of pulmonary nodules on computed radiography (CR) is approximately 0.09-0.2%, so rapid identification of the nature of solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs) with a likelihood of malignancy is a critical challenge in the early diagnosis of lung cancer.

Keywords

Bronchoscope,EBUS-GS,Lung neoplasms,Solitary pulmonary nodule,VBN,