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Letters Sarcoidosis

Technique to enable diagnosis

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 29 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3962

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  1. Andrew R L Medford, locum consultant chest physician1,
  2. Sanjay Agrawal, consultant respiratory intensivist2,
  3. Jonathan A Bennett, consultant respiratory physician2
  1. 1Department of Respiratory Medicine, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester LE3 9QP
  2. 2North Bristol Lung Centre, Southmead Hospital, Bristol BS10 5NB
  1. andrewmedford{at}

    Conventional flexible bronchoscopy is of limited yield in diagnosing sarcoidosis when central or peripheral airways are not affected.1 However, endobronchial ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspiration may be helpful in patients with clinical sarcoidosis and computed tomographic evidence of accessible mediastinal nodes. We …

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