What is the role of CT-guided FNA for the workup of fungal pneumonia?

Updated: Jun 21, 2019
  • Author: Romeo A Mandanas, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Transthoracic CT-guided fine-needle aspiration of pulmonary nodules can provide material for histopathology and for special staining techniques and culture. Obtaining specimens in this manner might allow for avoidance of an open lung biopsy.


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