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oa South African Medical Journal - Needle biopsy of the pleura in Bantu mineworkers

 

Abstract

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 (5�5%).

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1969-07-01
2016-12-03
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