Diagnostic yield of closed pleural biopsy in exudative pleural effusion.

@article{AlShimemeri2003DiagnosticYO,
  title={Diagnostic yield of closed pleural biopsy in exudative pleural effusion.},
  author={Abdullah A Al-Shimemeri and Hend M. Al-Ghadeer and Hema R. Giridhar},
  journal={Saudi medical journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={
          282-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Closed pleural biopsy is known to be diagnostic in approximately 75% of pleural effusion undiagnosed by thoracocentesis or pleural fluid evaluation. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of closed pleural biopsy in a Saudi tertiary care teaching hospital. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the diagnostic utility of all closed pleural biopsies performed from January 1988 to December 1997 at the King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia… CONTINUE READING

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