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Table 2 Association between diagnosis obtained from percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy and final diagnosis (N = 29)

From: Clinical role, safety and diagnostic accuracy of percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy in the evaluation of pulmonary consolidation

Lesion PTNB Final Diagnosis
Malignant lesions
 Lung cancer 16 17
 Lymphoma 1 1
 Leukemia 1 1
 Metastatic pancreatic cancer 1 1
Benign lesions
 Mycobacterium avium intracellulare (MAI) infection 2 2
 Bacterial infection 2 2
 Fungal infection 1 1
 Post radiation change 0 2
 Non-specific benign (Scar/Inflammation/Fibrosis) 3 2
Non-diagnostic 2 0