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The Korean Journal of Cytopathology 1990;1(1): 43-50.
Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of the Mediastinal Lesions.
In Ae Park, Eui Keun Ham
Department of pathology, Seoul National University Hospital, Korea.
ABSTRACT
The authors report 16 cases of mediastinal fine-needle aspiration cytology from Jan. 1985 to Mar. 1988 at the Seoul National University Hospital. Among them, diagnostic materal were obtained in fifteen cases, establishing the diagnosis of 7 thymomas, 2 germinomas, 2 neurogenic tumosr, 1 lymphoma, and 3 meastatic carcinomas. The 9 cytologic diagnoses could be confirmed by histologic examination in 8 patients and by another cytologic method in one patient, allowing concordance rate of 77%.
Key Words: Fine needle aspiration biopsy; Cytology; Mediastinum