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Thin-needle aspiration biopsy: methods of increasing the accuracy of a negative prediction.
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PMID:  6183707     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A total of 164 consecutive patients were studied prospectively in the hope of increasing the accuracy of a negative prediction of transthoracic thin-needle biopsy. The protocol included pre-biopsy imaging with conventional and computed tomography, repeated sampling if no malignant cells were found, and specialized staining and culture methods. Forty-four patients with no evidence of malignant cells were divided into "benign specific" [25] and "benign nonspecific" groups [19]. A variety of bacterial and fungal infections, benign tumors, and other benign specific diagnoses were made. The accuracy of a negative prediction for the benign specific group was found to be 1.00 (100%), while that for the benign nonspecific group varied from 84% to 95% depending on whether the 2 patients lost to follow-up had benign disease.
R P Gobien; J F Valicenti; B S Paris; C Daniell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  145     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1982 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-01-07     Completed Date:  1983-01-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  603-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle / methods*
Lung Diseases / pathology*,  radiography
Lung Neoplasms / pathology*,  radiography
Prospective Studies
Staining and Labeling
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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