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Ultrasound-assisted transthoracic biopsy: Cells or sections?

dc.contributor.authorSchubert P.
dc.contributor.authorWright C.A.
dc.contributor.authorLouw M.
dc.contributor.authorBrundyn K.
dc.contributor.authorTheron J.
dc.contributor.authorBolliger C.T.
dc.contributor.authorDiacon A.H.
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-15T16:16:15Z
dc.date.available2011-05-15T16:16:15Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationDiagnostic Cytopathology
dc.identifier.citation33
dc.identifier.citation4
dc.identifier.issn87551039
dc.identifier.other10.1002/dc.20342
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/13697
dc.description.abstractPhysicians increasingly use transthoracic ultrasound (US) as an aid for diagnostic procedures. At the bedside, US helps to visualize neoplasms in the chest wall, pleura, peripheral lung, and anterior mediastinum involving or abutting the pleura. Histology specimens from cutting-needle biopsies have been shown to be safe and effective. This prospective study determined the yield and safety of US-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) as a first-line bedside investigation. We recruited 97 consecutive patients, and of these, 85 underwent both cutting-needle biopsy and FNAB. These were adequate for diagnosis in 81.2% and 80% of cases, respectively, with a combined yield of 90%. Measured with a novel semiquantitative score, FNAB allowed a diagnosis with fewer special investigations than cutting biopsy. US-guided FNAB by pulmonologists performed best in lung carcinoma and can be recommended as a first-line investigation in patients with a high clinical suspicion of this diagnosis. © 2005 Wiley-Liss. Inc.
dc.subjectadult
dc.subjectaged
dc.subjectarticle
dc.subjectaspiration biopsy
dc.subjectcytology
dc.subjectechography
dc.subjectfemale
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjecthuman cell
dc.subjecthuman tissue
dc.subjectlung biopsy
dc.subjectlung carcinoma
dc.subjectlung tumor
dc.subjectmajor clinical study
dc.subjectmale
dc.subjectmediastinum
dc.subjectmediastinum tumor
dc.subjectneedle biopsy
dc.subjectpleura biopsy
dc.subjectpleura tumor
dc.subjectpriority journal
dc.subjectsafety
dc.subjectscoring system
dc.subjectthorax wall tumor
dc.subjecttissue section
dc.subjecttransbronchial biopsy
dc.subjectultrasound assisted transthoracic biopsy
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subjectAged
dc.subjectAged, 80 and over
dc.subjectBiopsy, Needle
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectLung
dc.subjectLung Neoplasms
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectMiddle Aged
dc.subjectProspective Studies
dc.subjectReproducibility of Results
dc.subjectSurgery, Computer-Assisted
dc.subjectThoracic Neoplasms
dc.subjectThorax
dc.titleUltrasound-assisted transthoracic biopsy: Cells or sections?
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionArticle


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