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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.
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