DIAGNOSTIC EFFICACY OF BLIND PERCUTANEOUS PLEURAL BIOPSY (BPPB) USING ABRAM'S NEEDLE IN REHMAN MEDICAL INSTITUTE, PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN

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Abstract

ABSTRACT
Introduction: Diagnostic rates of Blind Percutaneous Pleural Biopsy (BPPB) for cancer have been reported to be
57% compared video assisted thoracoscopic surgery(VATS) whose efficacy is 95%
Aims: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and diagnostic value of BPPB in obtaining pleural tissue and
concluding a diagnosis in patients presenting with pleural effusion

Authors: 
Mohammad Asim1
Khalid Saifullah Baig
Sana Wazir³
Muhammed Afaq Khan
Zainab Rustam⁴

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