Role of pleural biopsy as a diagnostic measure in provisionally diagnosed pleural effusion cases and effect of antituberculuos chemotherapy on specific diagnosis

Mital, O.P.; Katiyar, S.K.; Agarwal, M.C. and Raju, S. (1979) Role of pleural biopsy as a diagnostic measure in provisionally diagnosed pleural effusion cases and effect of antituberculuos chemotherapy on specific diagnosis. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 26 (3). pp. 152-156.

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Abstract

Pleural biopsy by Cope’s needle was performed in 54 suspected cases of tuberculous effusion. A proper history of previous antituberculous chemotherapy was recorded in all of them. Adequate tissue for histopathology was procured in all the cases (100%). Histopathologically specific diagnosis could be established in 25 cases (46.3%), including 23 cases (42.6%) of tuberculosis and 2 cases (3.7%) of malignancy. Diagnostic yield was maximum in cases who had received antituberculous chemotherapy for less than one month, i.e. 18 out of 25 cases (72%). It was nil (0%) in those who had taken treatment for more than 2 months. Only non-specific tissue changes were seen in the last group. There were no major complications. All other investigations were inconclusive for a specific diagnosis.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pleural Biopsy, Tuberculous Effusion, Tuberculosis, Antituberculous Chemotherapy, Diagnosis, Histopathology, Pleural Effusion
Subjects:Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Surgical Procedures, Operative > Biopsy
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pleural
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Pleural Diseases > Pleural Effusion
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Pleural Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pleural
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:2052
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:21 March 2007

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