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Chest wall implantation of lung cancer following percutaneous transthoracic biopsy
  1. Li-Kuo Huang1,2,
  2. Chien-Ho Tsai2,3
  1. 1 Department of Radiology, National Yang-Ming University Hospital, Yilan, Taiwan
  2. 2 School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
  3. 3 Department of Surgery, National Yang-Ming University Hospital, Yilan, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Li-Kuo Huang, Radiology, National Yang-Ming University Hospital, Yilan 26058, Taiwan; huangcm69{at}

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Case presentation

A 75-year-old man had an incidental finding of a 1.7 cm spiculated lung nodule over the left lower lobe on thoracic CT scan (figure 1). He underwent CT-guided percutaneous thoracic needle core biopsy (PTNB) for the nodule using co-axial technique (figure 2A); the pathological result showed an adenocarcinoma. Subsequently, the left lower lobectomy was performed.

Figure 1

The thoracic CT revealed a 1.7 cm spiculated nodule in the left lower lobe of lung (open arrow).

Figure 2

(A) Percutaneous transthoracic …

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  • Contributors Investigation: C-HT, L-KH. Writing for the original draft: C-HT. Writing review and editing: L-KH. Supervision and study submission: L-KH.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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