Subtyping of non-small cell lung carcinoma: A comparison of small biopsy and cytology specimens
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Small biopsy and cytology achieve comparable rates of definitive and accurate NSCLC subtyping, and the optimal results are attained when the two modalities are considered jointly. The lower requirement for IHC in cytology highlights the strength of cytomorphology in NSCLC subtyping. Whenever clinically feasible, obtaining parallel biopsy and cytology specimens is encouraged.