Results of Different Biopsies in Sarcoidosis (Mediastinoscopy, Daniels’ Biopsy, Bronchial and Lung Biopsies)
Diagnosis of sarcoidosis should always be made by biopsy, because even sarcoid-typical chest films may mask more serious disease. Personal experience and training will influence one to decide whether one or a combination of the following procedures is done: bronchoscopy with biopsy, mediastinoscopy with lymph-node biopsy according to Carlens, needle aspiration, open lung and pleural biopsy or thoracoscopy. Results of KVEIM tests seem to us too equivocal and non-specific, and much time can be lost awaiting results. Immunological diagnostic has still to grow out of its infancy.
KeywordsCatheter Tuberculosis Sarcoidosis Pneumothorax Histiocytosis
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