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Thoracoscopic needle aspiration biopsy for a centrally located solitary pulmonary nodule.

Sung HK, Kim HK, Choi YH - Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (2013)

Bottom Line: Thoracoscopic needle aspiration is a good alternative for a centrally-located solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) suspected of being lung cancer without severe pleural adhesion.The authors report the technique of thoracoscopic needle aspiration biopsy in a SPN just in the medial aspect of the truncus anterior pulmonary artery and the right upper lobe bronchus.

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Affiliation: Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Thoracoscopic needle aspiration is a good alternative for a centrally-located solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) suspected of being lung cancer without severe pleural adhesion. The authors report the technique of thoracoscopic needle aspiration biopsy in a SPN just in the medial aspect of the truncus anterior pulmonary artery and the right upper lobe bronchus.

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A 5-mm endobiopsy aspiration needle was introduced into the mass. SVC, superior vena cava.
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Figure 2: A 5-mm endobiopsy aspiration needle was introduced into the mass. SVC, superior vena cava.

Mentions: Chest computed tomography (CT) scans showed an SPN 2.5 cm in size in just the medial aspect of the truncus anterior pulmonary artery and right upper lobe bronchus with no evidence of lymph node enlargement in the mediastinum (Fig. 1). A double-lumen endotracheal tube was inserted under general anesthesia, and the patient was placed in the right lateral position. A 5-mm thoracoscopic port was made at the 6th intercostal space on the mid-axillary line and two 5-mm ports for thoracoscopic forceps and the aspiration needle were made at the 5th intercostal space on the anterior and posterior axillary lines. After a nodule was localized by palpation with the thoracoscopic forceps, a tumor biopsy specimen was obtained using a 5-mm endobiopsy aspiration cannula (Wisap, Munchen, Germany) (Fig. 2).


Thoracoscopic needle aspiration biopsy for a centrally located solitary pulmonary nodule.

Sung HK, Kim HK, Choi YH - Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (2013)

A 5-mm endobiopsy aspiration needle was introduced into the mass. SVC, superior vena cava.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3756169&req=5

Figure 2: A 5-mm endobiopsy aspiration needle was introduced into the mass. SVC, superior vena cava.
Mentions: Chest computed tomography (CT) scans showed an SPN 2.5 cm in size in just the medial aspect of the truncus anterior pulmonary artery and right upper lobe bronchus with no evidence of lymph node enlargement in the mediastinum (Fig. 1). A double-lumen endotracheal tube was inserted under general anesthesia, and the patient was placed in the right lateral position. A 5-mm thoracoscopic port was made at the 6th intercostal space on the mid-axillary line and two 5-mm ports for thoracoscopic forceps and the aspiration needle were made at the 5th intercostal space on the anterior and posterior axillary lines. After a nodule was localized by palpation with the thoracoscopic forceps, a tumor biopsy specimen was obtained using a 5-mm endobiopsy aspiration cannula (Wisap, Munchen, Germany) (Fig. 2).

Bottom Line: Thoracoscopic needle aspiration is a good alternative for a centrally-located solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) suspected of being lung cancer without severe pleural adhesion.The authors report the technique of thoracoscopic needle aspiration biopsy in a SPN just in the medial aspect of the truncus anterior pulmonary artery and the right upper lobe bronchus.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Thoracoscopic needle aspiration is a good alternative for a centrally-located solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) suspected of being lung cancer without severe pleural adhesion. The authors report the technique of thoracoscopic needle aspiration biopsy in a SPN just in the medial aspect of the truncus anterior pulmonary artery and the right upper lobe bronchus.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus