Ultrasound-guided tissue-core biopsy of thoracic lesions with Trucut and Surecut needles.

@article{Pang1987UltrasoundguidedTB,
  title={Ultrasound-guided tissue-core biopsy of thoracic lesions with Trucut and Surecut needles.},
  author={Jingzhong Pang and Victor Ngai-Fung Tsang and Ben Lin Hom and Constantine Metreweli},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1987},
  volume={91 6},
  pages={823-8}
}
The value of ultrasound-guided tissue-core needle biopsy was assessed in 54 patients with thoracic lesions adjacent to the chest wall. Of these, six were apical and two mediastinal. Biopsy was performed with Trucut or Surecut (modified Menghini) needles in 22 patients, and with both in 32 patients in order to compare the two types of needle. Definitive diagnosis was made in 46 patients (85 percent), of whom 41 had malignancy of various cell types, and five had benign lesions. Of the remaining… CONTINUE READING