Pleural biopsy: analysis of 81 cases
Tandon, R.K. and Misra, S.R.P. (1975) Pleural biopsy: analysis of 81 cases. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 22 (1). pp. 18-22.
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Comparative account of the result of needle biopsy with Abrams Needle and open pleural biopsy has been discussed. Needle biopsy was done in 81 cases while open biopsy was done in selected 22 cases where percutaneous biopsy was inconclusive. The positive results were obtained in 42.9% with percutaneous pleural biopsy, and 66.7 % with open pleural biopsy.
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