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Semin Intervent Radiol. 2013 Jun;30(2):121-7. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1342952.

Percutaneous lung biopsy: technique, efficacy, and complications.

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Division of Interventional Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York.


Computed tomography-guided percutaneous needle biopsy of the lung is an indispensable tool in the evaluation of pulmonary abnormalities due to its high diagnostic accuracy in the detection of malignancy. Percutaneous biopsy in the lung plays a critical role in obtaining pathologic proof of malignancy, guiding staging and planning treatment. This article reviews biopsy techniques and their related efficacy and complications.


biopsy; interventional radiology; lung cancer; percutaneous

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