Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 71(5); 2011 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 2011;71(5):355-358.
DOI:    Published online November 1, 2011.
Histopathologic Diagnosis of Pleural Metastasis of Renal Cell Carcinoma Using Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration.
Yeh Rim Kang, Byung Woo Jhun, Kyeongman Jeon, Won Jung Koh, Gee Young Suh, Man Pyo Chung, Hojoong Kim, O Jung Kwon, Joungho Han, Sang Won Um
1Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a useful, safe diagnostic modality for evaluating mediastinal and hilar lymphadenopathy. We report a 51-year-old male who presented with a left renal mass and multiple pleural masses without lung parenchymal lesions. The pleural masses were thought to be metastatic tumors or malignant mesothelioma. The patient underwent two percutaneous needle biopsies of the pleural mass, but the specimens were insufficient for a histopathological diagnosis. Because one pleural mass was adjacent to the right main bronchus, we decided to perform EBUS-TBNA for the pleural mass. As a result, sufficient core tissue was obtained with no complications, and the histopathological findings were consistent with metastatic papillary renal cell carcinoma. To our knowledge, this is the first case of using EBUS-TBNA for a pleural mass.
Key Words: Biopsy, Fine-Needle, Ultrasonography, Pleura, Neoplasms, Carcinoma, Renal Cell

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