Complications after CT-guided needle biopsy through aerated versus nonaerated lung

L. B. Haramati, J. H.M. Austin

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Abstract

Findings in patients who underwent computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous needle biopsy (n = 131) of lung are described. In those in whom the needle traversed aerated lung, complications developed in 51% (40 of 79). The rate of pneumothorax was 46% (36 of 79). In those in whom the needle did not traverse aerated lung (n = 52), minor hemoptysis in one patient (2%) was the only complication (P < .0001). When a percutaneous CT-guided lung biopsy needle does not traverse aerated lung, the likelihood of complication appears to be slight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalRADIOLOGY
Volume181
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

Keywords

  • Biopsies, complications
  • Computed tomographic (CT) guidance
  • Lung, biopsy
  • Pneumothorax

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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