Utility of electron microscopy in the assessment of transthoracic needle lung biopsy specimens.

@article{Kundu1998UtilityOE,
  title={Utility of electron microscopy in the assessment of transthoracic needle lung biopsy specimens.},
  author={Sanjoy Kundu and Stephen J. Herman and Douglas Chamberlain},
  journal={Investigative radiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={177-81}
}
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The authors determine the usefulness of electron microscopy (EM) in the workup of patients with certain intrathoracic masses undergoing transthoracic needle biopsy (TNB). METHODS Over a 4-year period, 1603 patients underwent TNB at our institution. Of these, 79 had EM examination of the aspirated material. The study is a… CONTINUE READING