Role of Needle Aspiration Biopsy in the Diagnosis of Mass in Chest

Authors

  • A M IJAZ
  • A IMRAN
  • A S CHUGHTAI

Keywords:

Needle aspiration biopsy, mass in chest.

Abstract

Patients presenting at Mayo Hospital Chest Surgery Ward (Teaching Unit) who bad mass lesion in the lung on X-Ray were included in this study. Needle aspiration biopsy was done in all patients except for 05 cases. A total of 105 cases were studied between January 1997 to June 1999. Out of these, 80 were male, and 25 were female. There ages ranged between 10- 90 years. Fine needle aspiration was also carried out in 101 out of 105 cases yielding an overall diagnostic value of 67.33%. It revealed tissue ¡n 62 cases (61.39%), fluid in 28 cases (27.72%). Positive yield of needle aspiration biopsy in centrally located lesion was up to 23.53% whereas in peripherally located lesion mounted to 76.19%. This study revealed that needle aspiration biopsy of peripheral lung lesions or larger lesions is a very safe, quick and reliable method for establishing the diagnosis of mass chest. Moreover it showed better results in peripherally located lesions.

Published

2017-12-08

How to Cite

IJAZ, A. M., IMRAN, A., & CHUGHTAI, A. S. (2017). Role of Needle Aspiration Biopsy in the Diagnosis of Mass in Chest. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 6(2). Retrieved from https://annalskemu.org/journal/index.php/annals/article/view/2041

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