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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2019 Apr 1;57(1):6.

Comment on article “Diagnostic rentability of close pleural biopsy: Tru-cut vs. Cope”

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Hospital General Regional de Zona No. 1, Departamento de Medicina Interna. Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México


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In this letter to the editor it is discussed the use of Tru-cut needle in pleural biopsy and its profitability for the diagnosis of mesothelioma; it is exposed as well its usefulness, having the appropriate training, to obtain guiding results in obese people.


Pleural Effusion; Biopsy, Needle; Cancer


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