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Lung

, Volume 194, Issue 6, pp 911–916

First Online: 19 August 2016Received: 22 April 2016Accepted: 07 August 2016

Abstract

PurposeConventional Abrams biopsy shows low sensitivity in suspected malignant pleural disease. There are limited data on the improvement in sensitivity by adding in image guidance. This retrospective study compares the diagnostic sensitivity of Abrams biopsy using ultrasound guidance with CT-guided Tru-Cut biopsy in suspected malignant pleural disease.

MethodsData were collected from 2006 to 2012 of patients who underwent image-guided biopsies for suspected non-tuberculous pleural disease. Data were collected on the result of the initial biopsy and final patient diagnosis as of June 2015.

ResultsSixty-three patients underwent image-guided Abrams biopsy and 29 underwent CT-guided Tru-Cut biopsies. The sensitivity of Abrams was 71.43 % compared to 75 % in the CT-guided Tru-Cut group. Specificity was 100 % in both groups.

ConclusionsImage-guided Abrams biopsies demonstrate comparable diagnostic sensitivity in malignant pleural disease to CT-guided Tru-Cut biopsy.

KeywordsPleura Malignancy Biopsy Abrams Tru-Cut Biopsy Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1007-s00408-016-9933-9 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Parthipan Sivakumar - Deepak Jayaram - Deepak Rao - Vignesh Dhileepan - Irfan Ahmed - Liju Ahmed

Source: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00408-016-9933-9







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