J. R. Wilson, B.Sc.M.; B. Mielke, M.D.; E. G. King, F.R.C.P.
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Although a variety of forms of percutaneous needle lung biopsy have been used intermittently for many years, safe, reliable techniques have been developed only recently. An illustrated (slide and cine) account of the technique of trephine lung biopsy is given, and the indications for and the results obtained from utilization of this procedure in 30 patients are reviewed. Trephine lung biopsy is performed under local anesthesia. The rifled needle, activated by a highspeed pneumatic drill, produces tissue cores 2 mm in diameter and up to 30 mm in length. Thirty-five trephine lung biopsies were performed on the 30 patients. Ten
J. R. Wilson, B. Mielke, E. G. King. Percutaneous Trephine Lung Biopsy.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:880–881. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-880_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):880-881.
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