Transthoracic Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology Guided by Fluoroscopy of Pulmonary Masses: Analysis of 460 Cases
Transthoracic fine-needle aspiration is now in widespread use as a method for obtaining deep material for microscopic diagnosis; it is particularly useful for diagnosis in patients with suspected cancer . In the last decade it was shown that the method, if properly applied, gives excellent results because of its high diagnostic accuracy and the low incidence of complications [3, 4]. However, this method is utilized in only a few centers in Italy, where it has been described as “excellent but unfamiliar.”
KeywordsLymphoma Adenocarcinoma Syringe Xylocaine Pneumothorax
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