Diagnostic efficacy of pleural biopsy as compared with that of pleural fluid examination.

@article{Nance1991DiagnosticEO,
  title={Diagnostic efficacy of pleural biopsy as compared with that of pleural fluid examination.},
  author={K. V. Nance and R W Shermer and Frederic Barton Askin},
  journal={Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc},
  year={1991},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={320-4}
}
Previous studies compared the diagnostic value of pleural fluid cytology versus pleural biopsy. No direct comparison of the procedures including data from a combination of all diagnostic tests performed on each specimen appears to have been done. A total of 385 patients with concurrent pleural biopsy and fluid examination were identified from 1973 to 1986. Clinical records, histologic and cytologic preparations, and microbiologic and chemical data were reviewed. A total of 109 patients had a… CONTINUE READING
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