Thinking Cellularly in the Bronchoscopy Suite
Good communication with the cytopathologist is important to increase the yield of the EBUS-TBNA procedure. A pulmonologist interviews a cytopathologist to shed light on the process behind the scenes and obtain the pathologist's perspective on small tissue handling. Their goal is to review the handling of thoracic small biopsies and cytology specimens for ancillary and molecular studies. They will decipher the cytopathologists’ vocabulary to maximize the yield of EBUS TBNA and finally, they will summarize evidence-based recommendations around key aspects of small specimen tissue sampling and biomarker testing in NSCLC.
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Ismini Kourouni, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine Director of Medical Intensive Care Unit |Director of Thoracic Diagnostics Case Western Reserve University - MetroHealth Medical Center | 2500 MetroHealth Drive| Cleveland, Ohio, 44109