Fine needle aspiration biopsy of mediastinal and peripheral pulmonary masses guided by real-time sonography.

@article{Pedersen1986FineNA,
  title={Fine needle aspiration biopsy of mediastinal and peripheral pulmonary masses guided by real-time sonography.},
  author={Ole Martin Pedersen and Tor Olav Br\ovig Aasen and Amund Gulsvik},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1986},
  volume={89 4},
  pages={504-8}
}
The value of fine needle aspiration biopsy guided by real-time ultrasonography was assessed in 45 patients referred with an intrathoracic mass adjacent to the chest wall. The mass, as determined by chest x-ray examination, was visualized sonographically and subsequently biopsied in 42 patients. Puncture specimen was diagnostic in 34 patients (81 percent), including nine of 12 patients (75 percent) with previous failure of biopsy under fluoroscopic guidance. The success rate was similar in… CONTINUE READING

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