pleural needle biopsy

pleural needle biopsy

A biopsy with a needle under local anesthesia to obtain a small sample of pleural tissue for LM Diagnoses CA–metastatic or 1º–eg, mesothelioma; infection–TB, fungal, viral, bacterial, collagen vascular disease Complications Pneumothorax, internal bleeding
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A pleural needle biopsy was obtained 2 days after the initial thoracentesis, and the diagnosis of PTLD, monomorphic type was suggested.
The initial pleural needle biopsy specimen was difficult to interpret owing to crush artifact.