TFNACTransthoracic Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology
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TFNAC was performed by a pulmonologist using a 20- gauge spinal needle attached to simple 10 cc disposable suction syringe after localisation the lesion.
During the study period, 115 cases of intrathoracic lesions were subjected to TFNAC. The age of the patients ranged from 20 to 82 years with average age being 55 years.
This study has demonstrated the usefulness of the unguided TFNAC for diagnosis not only for neoplastic lesion but also the non-neoplastic intrathoracic lesions.