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A paravertebral approach for CT-guided percutaneous biopsy of presumably inaccessible, posterior and centrally located pulmonary nodules


Martini, Katharina; Chassagnon, Guillaume; Bennani, Souhail; Revel, Marie-Pierre (2020). A paravertebral approach for CT-guided percutaneous biopsy of presumably inaccessible, posterior and centrally located pulmonary nodules. Radiology Case Reports, 15(8):1377-1380.

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Introduction: To present 3 cases were a paravertebral approach had to be used for the biopsy of posterior and centrally located pulmonary nodules. Case presentation: Three patients underwent percutaneous CT-guided transthoracic biopsy of pulmonary nodules that were initially thought to be inaccessible because of their central, posterior location by a paravertebral approach. The first 2 patients had a history of extra thoracic malignancy and the third patient presented with a bone metastasis and an isolated pulmonary nodule in the right lower lobe, corresponding to potential stage IV lung cancer. Biopsy was feasible in all 3 patients using the paravertebral approach. Pulmonary metastases were confirmed in the first 2 patients, while a TTF-1 positive pulmonary adenocarcinoma was diagnosed in the last patient. No complications occurred. Conclusion: A paravertebral approach is feasible for posterior and centrally located pulmonary nodules.

Abstract

Introduction: To present 3 cases were a paravertebral approach had to be used for the biopsy of posterior and centrally located pulmonary nodules. Case presentation: Three patients underwent percutaneous CT-guided transthoracic biopsy of pulmonary nodules that were initially thought to be inaccessible because of their central, posterior location by a paravertebral approach. The first 2 patients had a history of extra thoracic malignancy and the third patient presented with a bone metastasis and an isolated pulmonary nodule in the right lower lobe, corresponding to potential stage IV lung cancer. Biopsy was feasible in all 3 patients using the paravertebral approach. Pulmonary metastases were confirmed in the first 2 patients, while a TTF-1 positive pulmonary adenocarcinoma was diagnosed in the last patient. No complications occurred. Conclusion: A paravertebral approach is feasible for posterior and centrally located pulmonary nodules.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging
Language:English
Date:August 2020
Deposited On:17 Nov 2020 17:01
Last Modified:01 Dec 2020 14:20
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1930-0433
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radcr.2020.06.004
PubMed ID:32636977

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