I. ALFRED BRECKLER; NESTOR M. HENSLER; HARRY E. HILL; MILTON C. HOFFMAN; PETER B. HUKILL
A variety of intrathoracic lesions that resist diagnosis by ordinary clinical methods may be clarified by examination of tissues obtained by biopsy of prescalene lymph nodes, pleura or lung. Some confusion still exists regarding the indications for such procedures and the interpretation of their results.
The present report deals with two years' experience with such biopsy technics as applied to the diagnosis of intrathoracic diseases encountered in an 800-bed military hospital, an installation which includes a pulmonary disease center. One hundred five biopsy procedures have been applied in evaluation of various intrathoracic diseases over a two-year period. The majority of
BRECKLER IA, HENSLER NM, HILL HE, HOFFMAN MC, HUKILL PB. BIOPSY TECHNICS IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF INTRATHORACIC DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;46:706–719. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-4-706
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(4):706-719.
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