Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology 2019 March 18 [Link] Nakai T, Matsumoto Y, Sasada S, Tanaka M, Tsuchida T, Ohe Y, Motoi N Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is rarely an asbestos-related cancer with a poor prognosis that is difficult to distinguish from some benign conditions by using conventional biopsy techniques. The purpose of…

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Journal of Thoracic Disease 2016 November [Link] Wang XB, Yin Y, Miao Y, Eberhardt R, Hou G, Herth FJ, Kang J Abstract Diagnosing pleural effusion is challenging, especially in patients with malignant or benign fibrothorax, which is difficult to sample using standard flexible forceps (SFF) via flex-rigid pleuroscopy. An adequate sample is crucial for the…

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