This chapter aims at introducing the interested Pulmonologist/Interventional Pulmonologist to the esophageal ultrasound. In this chapter, we give short descriptions of some technical aspects of the endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) scope and explain in detail why we believe the EBUS scope is well suited to be an esophageal scope in the hands of the trained pulmonologist. The chapter then explains indications and benefits of this procedure that we consider central to the practice of chest physicians. We also describe in steps how to reach each lymph node station using the EBUS scope as a EUS scope (EUS-B) from our own experience. Procedure-related complications and contraindications are also described.
Part of the book: Interventional Pulmonology and Pulmonary Hypertension