Safety and Costs of Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Nodal Aspiration and Mediastinoscopy.

Verdial FC , Berfield K , Wood DE , Mulligan M , Roth J , Francis DO , Farjah F
There remains debate over the best invasive diagnostic modality for mediastinal nodal evaluation. Prior studies have limited generalizability and insufficient power to detect differences in rare adverse events. We compared the risks and costs of endobronchial ultrasound-guided nodal aspiration (EBUS) and mediastinoscopy performed for any indication in a large national cohort.

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