Diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions using endobronchial ultrasonography with a guide sheath and computed tomography guided transthoracic needle aspiration.

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Summary of "Diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions using endobronchial ultrasonography with a guide sheath and computed tomography guided transthoracic needle aspiration."

Peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPL) are difficult to diagnose. We analyzed the diagnostic values and risks of endobronchial ultrasonography with a guide sheath (EBUS-GS) and computed tomography guided transthoracic needle aspiration (CT-TTNA) in diagnosing PPL.


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Name: The clinical respiratory journal
ISSN: 1752-699X


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