Transthoracoscopic needle biopsy for indeterminate lung nodules

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Background: The usefulness of transthoracoscopic needle biopsy for preoperatively indeterminate intrapulmonary nodules was evaluated. Methods: Thoracoscopy was performed on 38 patients with pulmonary solitary nodules suspected to be primary lung carcinomas. When the nodule was localized by simple observation or tactile sensor, a biopsy specimen of the tumor… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s004649900995

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