EBUS (endobronchial ultrasound) bronchoscopy is a method used to diagnose various kinds of lung disorders, including inflammation, cancer, or infections.
EBUS bronchoscopy is performed by a pulmonologist in which a flexible tube is used that travels through the mouth and into the windpipe and lungs.
The EBUS scope consists of a video camera with an ultrasound probe attached for creating local images of the lungs and nearby lymph nodes so that the areas that were seen on X-rays or scans have to be looked closer so that they can be accurately located and evaluated.
What is the procedure for EBUS bronchoscopy?
The doctor may obtain the blood work before the procedure and you may be asked not to eat or drink after midnight and the evening before, depending on when the procedure is scheduled.
You will get an IV to administer medications that will help you in comforting yourself throughout the procedure.
The doctor may sometimes use anaesthesia and put the camera through your mouth to start the EBUS bronchoscopy. The doctor will assess and collect samples from the lung, generally taken with a small needle, using a camera and ultrasound.
You may encounter a mild cough and a sore throat but both may vanish a day later. In EBUS bronchoscopy, the doctor may allow you to go home after a short period of observation. You must ask someone to drive you home after the procedure.
What will the results convey?
The doctor will collect samples and send them so that they may be assessed for evidence of infection, inflammation, or cancer depending on the reason you are having the procedure.
The doctor will then ask you to visit again after 3-5 days from taking the sample and you may be asked and advised to follow the next steps for the treatment.
What are the risks of EBUS bronchoscopy?
EBUS bronchoscopy is generally safe but it may have small risks of complications, such as bleeding from the biopsy, infection post-procedure, low oxygen levels during or after the procedure, and a very small risk of lung collapse.
These complications are curable but the doctor may ask you to be admitted to the hospital instead of going home the same day as your procedure.
You must tell the doctor if you had any trouble with anaesthesia or sedation medications in the past. Remember to tell your doctor if you have had trouble with anaesthesia or sedation medications in the past.
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