To the usual techniques available to this specialty, we have added echo-bronchoscopy, an essential tool for the complete study of lung cancer, among other illnesses.
Echo-bronchoscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic technique which complements flexible bronchoscopy. Using ultra-sound it allows one to view the structures adjacent to the tracheobronchial tree (such as the lymphatic glands), and samples can be taken using a needle (in real time), with barely any more additional complications than those of conventional bronchoscopy (carefully controlling where the needle is going at all times).
This test is carried out via the mouth and with sedation so that is better tolerated by the patient. Under normal conditions, the patient may leave a few moments after the test and does not need to be admitted to hospital.
Dr. David Orts Giménez