What is the role of transtracheal aspiration (TTA) in the evaluation for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)?

Updated: Oct 31, 2019
  • Author: Stephanie L Baer, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Transtracheal aspiration (TTA) is a potentially hazardous procedure and offers no additional diagnostic information in patients with CAP.


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