oa South African Medical Journal - Needle biopsy of the pleura in Bantu mineworkers
|Article Title||Needle biopsy of the pleura in Bantu mineworkers|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Duff Scott Memorial Native Hospital, Stillfontein, Transvaal|
|Publication Date||Jul 1969|
|Pages||877 - 879|
|Keyword(s)||Black mineworkers, Needle biopsy, Occupational health, Pathology, Pleura and Tuberculosis|
Using the Ramel pleural biopsy needle, 207 biopsies were done on 198 patients, resulting in the histological diagnosis of tuberculosis in 12 (64%) chronic non-specific pleuritis in 52 others (26%), and dense collagenous tissue with no obvious aetiology in 10 patient (5ï¿½5%).
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