SESSION TITLE: Cardiothoracic
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: The search for the most efficient approach for diagnosis of unilateral pleural effusions (UPE) is still active. The major aim of this study was to determine sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), negative predictive value (NPV) and diagnostic accuracy of US-guided cutting-needle biopsy (CNB) or standard pleural biopsy (SPB) and their combination in diagnosis of UPE.