Agobiopsia polmonare percutanea per aspirazione con ago sottile. Esperienza su 302 pazienti.

Translated title of the contribution: Percutaneous pulmonary needle biopsy using thin-needle aspiration. Experience with 302 patients

G. Montali, F. Croce, C. Ravetto, G. Ghiringhelli, L. Solbiati

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Abstract

Percutaneous aspiration biopsy of the lung was performed in 302 patients, following the method of examination and the criteria of patient selection already reported in the literature. A fine (22-gauge) needle was always employed, each patient receiving an average of two needle placements. Sensitivity was 88.4%; the false negatives being mainly related to the aspiration of inadequate material. Specificity was 96.9% and overall accuracy 89.4%. A histological diagnosis was obtained in 84% of the primary neoplasms. Adverse reactions were observed in 9.6% of the patients; the most frequent complication was pneumothorax which required treatment in two cases. The usefulness of the method in the diagnosis of pulmonary nodules is emphasized.

Translated title of the contributionPercutaneous pulmonary needle biopsy using thin-needle aspiration. Experience with 302 patients
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)559-565
Number of pages7
JournalRadiologia Medica
Volume69
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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