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Fine-needle and screw-needle samples in CT-assisted biopsies of chest lesions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3040454     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We compared samples obtained using a fine-needle with those made using a screw-needle (Rotex) of equal diameter in 28 patients. The biopsies were performed with the aid of computed tomography. All patients had lesions suggesting primary lung neoplasia or metastatic disease located in the lung parenchyma, pleura and in the ribs (17, 9 and 2 patients, respectively). Diagnostic material was obtained from 25 patients. There was no statistically significant difference in the yield of diagnostic material produced by the two procedures. Malignancy was found in 12 patients. Pneumothorax was the most common complication, occurring in 7 patients. CT-guided diagnostic needle biopsies have high diagnostic accuracy and a low complication rate. The diagnostic yield of the fine-needle and the screw-needle is equal.
J Boe; J Arve; S Johansson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of respiratory diseases     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0106-4339     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Respir Dis     Publication Date:  1987 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-10-22     Completed Date:  1987-10-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006891     Medline TA:  Eur J Respir Dis     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  108-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis
Biopsy, Needle / instrumentation*,  methods
Carcinoma, Small Cell / diagnosis
Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Middle Aged
Thorax / pathology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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