Image-guided pleural biopsy.

@article{Rahman2008ImageguidedPB,
  title={Image-guided pleural biopsy.},
  author={Najib M Rahman and Fergus Gleeson},
  journal={Current opinion in pulmonary medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={
          331-6
        }
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Pleural diseases are a common and increasing clinical problem. Establishing accurate diagnosis is an essential step in management of these patients, and approximately 40% of pleural effusions will remain undiagnosed after initial diagnostic thoracocentesis. Obtaining pleural tissue (by blind, image-guided or thoracoscopic pleural biopsy) is therefore a key procedure. Recent evidence provides important information on the relative value of each of these techniques. RECENT… CONTINUE READING

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