Image-guided percutaneous approach is superior to the thoracoscopic approach in the diagnosis of pulmonary nodules in children.

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BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Image-guided, percutaneous techniques are increasingly used in diagnosis of pulmonary disease in children. The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy and clinical outcomes of thoracoscopic versus percutaneous lung biopsy in children. METHODS Sixty-three consecutive patients from January 1996 to December 2000 who had… (More)

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@article{HayesJordan2003ImageguidedPA, title={Image-guided percutaneous approach is superior to the thoracoscopic approach in the diagnosis of pulmonary nodules in children.}, author={Andrea A Hayes-Jordan and Bairbre L. Connolly and Michael A. Temple and Peter G. Chait and Sheila Weitzman and Ike Njere and Jacob Charles Langer and Peter Kim}, journal={Journal of pediatric surgery}, year={2003}, volume={38 5}, pages={745-8} }