Endobronchial Biopsy Complications
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A 75 year old male with a past medical history of ILD, COPD, and anxiety presented for elective endobronchial lymph node biopsy for mediastinal adenopathy. In the PACU the patient developed significant bronchospasm upon extubation. Various treatments were used to help stabilize the patient’s respiratory status. Endobronchial biopsy has been utilized successfully in the minimally invasive diagnosis of various pulmonary pathologies. However, endobronchial ultrasound carries notable risks related to sedation and bronchoscopy, including bronchospasm, laryngospasm, pneumothorax, bleeding, hemorrhage, arrhythmias, and cardiac arrest. This presentation will explore the possible complications of endobronchial biopsy, in particular bronchospasm.
Maheshwarti N, Soto RG. Endobronchial biopsy complications Oral presentation Anesthesiology 2019. American Society of Anesthesiology, Orlando, FL. October 19-23, 2019.