Cell type accuracy of transthoracic fine needle aspiration material in primary lung cancer.

@article{Yilmaz2001CellTA,
  title={Cell type accuracy of transthoracic fine needle aspiration material in primary lung cancer.},
  author={Adnan Yilmaz and T B Usk{\"u}l and Birol Bayramg{\"u}rler and Reha Baran},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={2001},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={91-4}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of transthoracic fine needle aspiration (TFNA) materials in establishing the specific cell type in primary lung cancer, and to study the influence of several factors on this accuracy. METHODOLOGY The present study included 129 patients [(12 females, 117 males; mean age 54.6 years (range 25-75)] who underwent thoracotomy. The initial diagnosis was obtained by means of TFNA biopsy in all patients. Transthoracic fine needle… CONTINUE READING