A new electrocautery pleural biopsy technique using an insulated-tip diathermic knife during semirigid pleuroscopy

Abstract

The biopsy size obtained with standard flexible forceps (SFF) during semirigid pleuroscopy is often insufficient for pathological examination. An insulated-tip diathermic knife (IT knife) allows safe resection of a larger lesion during gastrointestinal endoscopy. We sought to validate an electrocautery pleural biopsy technique using the IT knife during… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-008-0263-8

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@article{Sasada2008ANE, title={A new electrocautery pleural biopsy technique using an insulated-tip diathermic knife during semirigid pleuroscopy}, author={Shinji Sasada and Kunimitsu Kawahara and Yoko Kusunoki and Norio Okamoto and Teruo Iwasaki and Hidekazu Suzuki and Masashi Kobayashi and Tomonori Hirashima and Kaoru Matsui and Mitsunori Ohta and Teruomi Miyazawa}, journal={Surgical Endoscopy}, year={2008}, volume={23}, pages={1901-1907} }