Transbronchial Needle Forceps for Endobronchial Ultrasound
Conditions
Lung Cancer - Lymph Nodes
Conditions: Keywords
bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, transbronchial needle aspiration, lung cancer, staging
Study Type
Interventional
Study Phase
Phase 2
Study Design
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Intervention
Name: EBUS TBNF
Type: Procedure
Overall Status
Recruiting
Summary
Prove the feasibility of a needle forceps in patients with enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes
Detailed Description
Patients with enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes must be staged. The EBUS TBNA technique is an established technique. Unfortunately the size of the needle is limited to 21 gauge. With tne new designed needle forceps it should be possible to obtain more material and establish the diagnosis more often
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: 80 Years
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes

Exclusion Criteria:

- comorbidities
Location
Thoraxklinik
Heidelberg, Germany
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Ralf Eberhardt, MD - +49 6221 396 - Ralf.Eberhardt@thoraxklinik-heidelberg.de
Start Date
January 2010
Completion Date
August 2010
Sponsors
Heidelberg University
Source
Heidelberg University
Record processing date
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