Fallibility of transthoracic needle biopsy of anterior mediastinal masses

Lary A. Robinson, John R. Dobson, Philip Jay Bierman

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Abstract

Percutaneous transthoracic core needle biopsy has been advocated as a highly accurate technique for the diagnosis of anterior mediastinal masses. A patient is described with a large anterior mediastinal mass in whom the diagnosis of mediastinal carcinoid tumour was made by transthoracic core needle biopsy. At definitive surgical resection the tumour proved to be a B cell lymphoma. This case illustrates one ofthe important limitations ofneedle biopsy with its potential for sampling error.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1114-1116
Number of pages3
JournalThorax
Volume50
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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Large-Core Needle Biopsy
Needle Biopsy
sampling error
Selection Bias
Carcinoid Tumor
B-Cell Lymphoma
Biopsy
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • B cell lymphoma
  • Mediastinal neoplasms
  • Needle biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Fallibility of transthoracic needle biopsy of anterior mediastinal masses. / Robinson, Lary A.; Dobson, John R.; Bierman, Philip Jay.

In: Thorax, Vol. 50, No. 10, 01.01.1995, p. 1114-1116.

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Robinson, Lary A. ; Dobson, John R. ; Bierman, Philip Jay. / Fallibility of transthoracic needle biopsy of anterior mediastinal masses. In: Thorax. 1995 ; Vol. 50, No. 10. pp. 1114-1116.
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