When is endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) contraindicated?

Updated: Apr 24, 2019
  • Author: Narayan Neupane, MD; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Additional contraindications to EBUS-TBNA are related to bleeding risk and include following:

  • Current antiplatelet agents [28]

  • Current anticoagulant therapy

  • Coagulopathy

  • Thrombocytopenia

  • Elevated blood urea nitrogen or serum creatinine


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