Transthoracic needle aspiration biopsy-optimizing the yield

Nagi F. Khouri, Moulay A. Meziane

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Transthoracic needle aspiration biopsy (TNAB) is the procedure of choice for the diagnosis of focal pulmonary processes. TNAB can identify the entire spectrum of focal benign or malignant disease. Technique-dependent factors and the underlying pathologic processes that affect the diagnostic yield of TNAB are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-26
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of thoracic imaging
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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