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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 154-156

A rare complication of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration: Pericardial empyema

1 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Gazi University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
2 Department of Chest Diseases, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, School of Medicine, Kahramanmaras, Turkey

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Dr. Muhammet Sayan
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Gazi University, School of Medicine, Besevler, 06500 Ankara
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/lungindia.lungindia_262_18

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Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)-guided transbronchial biopsy procedure is widely used for the diagnosis of mediastinal lymphadenopathy. İt is a safe method and the complication rate of procedure is <1%. Rarely, the fatal complications may develop after the intervention. Here, we present a case of pericardial empyema occurred as a complication of EBUS-guided transbronchial biopsy procedure

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