Needle-aspiration lung biopsy: A comprehensive approach to complication reduction

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Complications in needle-aspiration lung biopsy are often related to technique. A step-by-step discussion of lung biopsy focusing on complication reduction is presented. Preparation, needle selection. biopsy approach, needle manipulations, sampling, postprocedure care, and complication management are discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-271
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1997


  • Coaxial technique
  • Complications
  • CT guided
  • Needle-aspiration lung biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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