Interventional Radiology of the Chest: Percutaneous Procedures
Percutaneous lung biopsy was first performed in 1883 by Leyden to establish the infectious nature of lung disease. Actually, percutaneous tissue sampling of a pulmonary, pleural or mediastinal lesion is indicated when histological diagnosis will further influence diagnostic strategy and therapeutic options or modify tumour stage and the sequence of oncologic therapy. Cost efficiency due to a shortened hospital stay and reduced hospital bills has been demonstrated.
KeywordsPercutaneous Drainage Pericardial Fluid Percutaneous Procedure Pleural Empyema Compensatory Sweating
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