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Percutaneous image-guided cutting needle biopsy of the pleura in the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma.

Abstract:

STUDY OBJECTIVES: Pleural fluid cytology and non-image-guided Abrams or Cope biopsies have sensitivities of approximately 30% for detecting malignant mesothelioma, and thoracoscopic biopsy has a sensitivity of approximately 90%. The difference between these two probably relates to obtaining adequate tissue. The use of immunohistochemical stains allows a firm diagnosis to be made from relatively small samples. This study explores whether percutaneous image-guided cutting needle biopsy (CNB) co...

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Publisher copy:
10.1378/chest.120.6.1798

Authors


Davies, RJ More by this author
Gleeson, FV More by this author
Journal:
Chest
Volume:
120
Issue:
6
Pages:
1798-1802
Publication date:
2001-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1931-3543
ISSN:
0012-3692
URN:
uuid:29506ab0-1b32-402a-8703-1cf7932eed5c
Source identifiers:
4045
Local pid:
pubs:4045

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