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Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1989 Apr;98(4 Pt 1):298-300.

Flexible transbronchial needle aspiration for the diagnosis of sarcoidosis.

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Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21205.

Abstract

To determine the value of transbronchial needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of sarcoidosis, we reviewed a 1-year experience of consecutive patients with sarcoidosis presenting with hilar and/or paratracheal adenopathy. The sensitivity of transbronchial needle aspiration biopsy in obtaining specimens of noncaseating granulomas was 90%. This yield exceeds that of most published reports of transbronchial lung biopsy and bronchial mucosal biopsy and suggests that transbronchial needle aspiration biopsy may be a valuable diagnostic tool in the evaluation of these forms of sarcoidosis.

PMID:
2705703
DOI:
10.1177/000348948909800412
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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