CT-Guided fine-needle aspiration cytology of solitary pulmonary nodules: A prospective, randomized study of immediate cytologic evaluation

Luigi Santambrogio, Mario Nosotti, Nadia Bellaviti, Gianni Pavoni, Ferdinando Radice, Valentina Caputo

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Study objective: To evaluate the immediate cytologic assessment during CT-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in the diagnosis of operable indeterminate solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs). Design: Prospective randomized study. Patients and methods: Two hundred twenty patients with SPN undergoing CT-guided FNAC were divided into two groups. In the first one (group A, 110 patients), a cytologist assessed the adequacy of the sample obtained immediately, and when the sample was considered inadequate, fine- needle aspiration (FNA) was repeated. In the second group (B, 110 patients), an immediate cytologic examination was not performed, but only a gross assessment by the surgeon. Histologic study of the SPN was possible in 217 cases, whereas three patients were followed up radiologically. Results: Adequate samples were obtained in 100% of group A and 88% of group B (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-425
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume112
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
Fine Needle Biopsy
Cell Biology
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Keywords

  • Biopsies, technology
  • Lung, biopsy
  • Lung, neoplasm
  • Lung, nodule

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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CT-Guided fine-needle aspiration cytology of solitary pulmonary nodules : A prospective, randomized study of immediate cytologic evaluation. / Santambrogio, Luigi; Nosotti, Mario; Bellaviti, Nadia; Pavoni, Gianni; Radice, Ferdinando; Caputo, Valentina.

In: Chest, Vol. 112, No. 2, 1997, p. 423-425.

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Santambrogio, Luigi ; Nosotti, Mario ; Bellaviti, Nadia ; Pavoni, Gianni ; Radice, Ferdinando ; Caputo, Valentina. / CT-Guided fine-needle aspiration cytology of solitary pulmonary nodules : A prospective, randomized study of immediate cytologic evaluation. In: Chest. 1997 ; Vol. 112, No. 2. pp. 423-425.
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