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Transthoracic fine-needle aspiration. cytology

  title={Transthoracic fine-needle aspiration. cytology},
  author={Gladwyn Leiman},
  • Gladwyn Leiman
  • Published 1989
  • Medicine
  • Existing cytoiogical and radiological services enabled the introduction of transthoracic fine-needle aspiration (FNA) in Johannesburg in 1983. The results achieved in the first 500 patients subjected to this procedure are presented, together with histological and clinical correlation. Of a total of 330 malignant tumours in this series, 306 were successfully sampled by FNA. Sensitivity of the technique in malignant disease was 92,7%, with 98,8% specificity. Positive and negative predictive… CONTINUE READING


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