Lung, Mediastinum, and Pleura

  • Giorgio Gherardi


Fine-needle biopsy (FNB) of thoracic lesions became commonplace in the USA in the 1980s due to the economic restraints imposed by the escalating financial burden of health care. The procedure was widely adopted due to its ability to yield expedient, minimally invasive, cost-conservative and tissue-specific diagnostic information, comparable to that obtained by histopathological evaluation, and to rationally and reliably direct the most appropriate form of patient management [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giorgio Gherardi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Anatomic Pathology and CytopathologyFatebenefratelli HospitalMilanItaly
  2. 2.Postgraduate School of Anatomic PathologyUniversity of MilanItaly

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