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Diagnosis of asbestosis by needle lung biopsy

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Thorax
0040-6376
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BMJ
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  • Medicine

Abstract

Nine patients from Teesside who had asbestosis are briefly described. In seven of them a needle biopsy was made to confirm the diagnosis. The advantages of the procedure, using the Jack needle (Smith, 1964a), are discussed. Images

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