Endoscopy 2003; 35(9): 791-793
DOI: 10.1055/s-2003-41583
Case Report

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Mediastinitis Caused by EUS-FNA of a Bronchogenic Cyst

J.  T.  Annema1 , M.  Veseliç2 , M.  I.  M.  Versteegh3 , K.  F.  Rabe1
  • 1 Dept. of Pulmonology
  • 2 Dept. of Pathology
  • 3 Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Publication History

Submitted 17 January 2003

Accepted after Revision 27 February 2003

Publication Date:
20 August 2003 (online)

Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is a safe and minimally invasive diagnostic technique for the analysis of mediastinal lesions. This case report describes a patient who developed a life-threatening mediastinitis after EUS-FNA of a mediastinal lesion, which (based on computed tomography of the thorax) had been suspected to be a lymph-node metastasis, but proved to be a bronchogenic cyst.


J. T. Annema, M.D.

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