Covid-19 Pandemic And Conventional Transbronchial Needle Aspiration In The Developing World

Indian Journal of Applied Basic Medical Sciences
Year: 2021, Volume: 23(B), Issue. (2)
First page: (223) Last page: (226)
Online ISSN: 2249-7935
Print ISSN: 0975-8917
doi: 10.48165/ijabms.2021.233719 

Covid-19 Pandemic And Conventional Transbronchial  Needle Aspiration In The Developing World
Dr Pratibha Gogia1,Dr Renu Madan2,Dr Tarun Bhatnagar3,Dr Shruti Dogra4

1DNB, EDRM Head Department of Respiratory Medicine Venkateshwar Hospital New Delhi, India 
2MD, PDCC (oncopathology) Head Department Of Lab Medicine Venkateshwar Hospital 
3DNB Consultant Department Of Respiratory Medicine Venkateshwar Hospital New Delhi, India
4MD Senior Consultant Department Of Pathology and Lab Medicine Venkateshwar Hospital New Delhi, India

 Corresponding Author: Pratibha Gupta Gogia, Email: Pratibha_gupta3@yahoo.com

Online Published on 25-August-2021

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ABSTRACT

Over the period of past 10 years endobronchial ultrasound guided transbronchial needle  aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) has gained much popularity among Indian Interventional  Pulmonologists. Unintentionally, the conventional TBNA is underutilized and the skill is fast  fading. (1, 2)  Incidentally, in the developing world the practice and upkeep of EBUS-TBNA is  extremely expensive. Besides, getting a prompt repair of a damaged EBUS scope is also  challenging. Needless to say, that this delay is further compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown of the country. It is also realized that the luxury of a spare or a loaner scope  is almost non-existent in India.

Keywords

(EBUS-TBNA) , Unintentionally , COVID-19 pandemic