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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}yahoo.com.tw

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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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