Transthoracic aspiration cytology of pulmonary lesions.


In a seven-year period (1974 to 1981), 1,390 patients had transthoracic aspiration biopsy for radiologically suspected pulmonary neoplasms. Of the 1,209 proven malignant neoplasms, 1,059 (88%) were cytologically diagnosed as malignant. There were only two (0.2%) false-positive diagnoses both due to florid bronchoalveolar hyperplasia associated with… (More)


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@article{Zaman1986TransthoracicAC, title={Transthoracic aspiration cytology of pulmonary lesions.}, author={M. B. Zaman and Stefan Hajdu and Michal Melamed and R. C. Watson}, journal={Seminars in diagnostic pathology}, year={1986}, volume={3 3}, pages={176-87} }