Case 70

  • Rita Joarder
  • Neil Crundwell


A 65-year-old woman presented to a/e. She was under investigation for a cough and breathlessness. The breathlessness has worsened rapidly. A CXR was ­performed (Image 1).


Percutaneous Needle Biopsy Lesion Depth Chest Tube Insertion Percutaneous Lung Biopsy Circle Image 
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Further Reading

  1. Richardson C, Pointon K, Manhire A et al (2002) Percutaneous lung biopsies: a survey of UK practice based on 5444 biopsies. The British Journal of Radiology 75;731–735PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Yeow et al (2004) Risk Factors of Pneumothorax and Bleeding: Multivariate Analysis of 660 CT-Guided Coaxial Cutting Needle Lung Biopsies. Chest 126;748–754CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Miller K, Fish G, Stanley J et al (1988) Prediction of pneumothorax rate in percutaneous needle aspiration of the lung. Chest 93;742–745Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rita Joarder
    • 1
  • Neil Crundwell
    • 1
  1. 1.Conquest HospitalEast SussexUK

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