Transthoracic Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology Guided by Fluoroscopy of Pulmonary Masses: Analysis of 460 Cases

  • G. Ciarmiello
  • A. Dal Pozzo
  • C. Sartori
  • I. Di Natale
  • G. Chiara
  • G. Di Falco
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Abstract

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 [5]. 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.”

Keywords

Lymphoma Adenocarcinoma Syringe Xylocaine Pneumothorax 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Ciarmiello
  • A. Dal Pozzo
  • C. Sartori
  • I. Di Natale
  • G. Chiara
  • G. Di Falco

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