Tag: Lymphoma

Pulmonary function

Evaluation of Ultrasonically Guided Biopsies of Mediastinal Masses (7)

Evaluation of Ultrasonically Guided Biopsies of Mediastinal Masses (7)

Fluoroscopically guided percutaneous biopsy has been used frequently for mediastinal masses after the reports of Nordenstrom in 1967. Fluoroscopy without contrast media has the disadvantages of being unable to discriminate vital structures in the mediastinum from small tumors. The incidence of complications is between 10 percent and 35 percent;’ pneumothorax…