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The purpose of this study was to assess the value of transthoracic fine-needle aspiration in the diagnosis of mycobacterial infection as the cause of focal lung opacities. Six hundred twelve fine-needle aspiration biopsies were performed from 1985 to 1997 in 587 patients with solitary or multiple lung opacities. Initial procedures, including sputum analysis(More)
Figure 2 (A) Computed tomography (CT) after intravenous contrast administration, shows an homogeneous, water-density collection (asterisk) with wall enhancement, in the left subphrenic space, adjacent to the superior pole of the kidney and anterior pole ofthe spleen (S). (B) In a lower slice, a diffusely enlarged left kidney is seen, with the normal(More)
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