Nonaspiration-needle smear preparations of pulmonary lesions. A comparison of cytology and histology.

@article{Strobel1985NonaspirationneedleSP,
  title={Nonaspiration-needle smear preparations of pulmonary lesions. A comparison of cytology and histology.},
  author={Sophie Strobel and Sedigheh Keyhani-Rofagha and Robert V O'Toole and B J Nahman},
  journal={Acta cytologica},
  year={1985},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={
          1047-52
        }
}
Material for cytologic smears was obtained from pulmonary lesions in 146 patients at the Ohio State University between 1979 and 1984 using Rotex or Lee screw needles. Corresponding histologic specimens were available for comparison in 77 of these cases. Diagnoses of malignant neoplasms made by cytologic evaluation (55 cases) were confirmed by the corresponding histologic specimens in 93% of those cases. Possible explanations for the cytologic false-positive diagnoses of malignancy are presented… CONTINUE READING