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Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy For Lung Lesion Biopsy

Key clinical point: For lung lesion biopsy, electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB) offers high navigational success with a relatively low rate of pneumothorax.

Major finding: The ENB-related pneumothorax rate requiring intervention or hospitalization was 5.1%

Study details: A prospective observational study analyzing data from eight European treatment centers, as part of the international NAVIGATE trial.

Disclosures: Medtronic funded the study. The investigators reported financial relationships with Olympus, Ambu, PulmonX, Boston Scientific, and others.


Lau et al. ELCC 2019. Abstract 68O.