RICHARD A. KRUMHOLZ, M.D.; FELICE MANFREDI, M.D.; JOHN G. WEG; DAVID ROSENBAUM, M.D.
Aspiration needle biopsy of the lung has been known in the English literature since 1909 (1). It was subsequently shown to have definite value as a diagnostic tool in septic conditions involving the lung and in pulmonary neoplastic disease (2-18). Percutaneous lung biopsy with a cutting type biopsy needle (Vim-Silverman) was first described in 1959 (19). Since that time, eight other reports on the use of this type of needle have been published (20-27). In the past 5 years we have performed 126 percutaneous needle lung biopsies in 112 patients with diffuse pulmonary disease. Since diffuse pulmonary parenchymal disease usually
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KRUMHOLZ RA, MANFREDI F, WEG JG, ROSENBAUM D. Needle Biopsy of the Lung: Report on its Use in 112 Patients and Review of the Literature. Ann Intern Med. 1966;65:293–307. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-2-293
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(2):293-307.
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