Value of imprint cytology for ultrasound-guided transthoracic core biopsy.

@article{Liao2004ValueOI,
  title={Value of imprint cytology for ultrasound-guided transthoracic core biopsy.},
  author={W-Y Liao and J-S Jerng and K Chen and Y-L Chang and P-C Yang and S-H Kuo},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={905-9}
}
The aim of this study was to investigate the possible additional diagnostic information provided by imprint cytology when performing ultrasound-guided transthoracic core biopsy and to evaluate whether it could optimise the biopsy procedure. A total of 155 transthoracic core biopsies with touch imprint smears were performed under ultrasound guidance, with 127 malignant and 28 benign lesions. The imprint smears were stained using Riu's method and interpreted by a cytopathologist. These were… CONTINUE READING