Intramural Hematoma of the Pulmonary Artery and Hemopneumomediastinum after Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration

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Abstract

Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a safe and effective technique for the sampling of mediastinal and hilar adenopathies. We describe the first reported case of pulmonary artery intramural hematoma after EBUS-TBNA puncture of this artery. The complication was visualized by ultrasound and resolved spontaneously.

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