Interventional Radiology of the Chest: Percutaneous Procedures

  • R. F. Dondelinger
  • B. Ghaye
Conference paper
Part of the Syllabus book series (SYLLABUS)


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.


Percutaneous Drainage Pericardial Fluid Percutaneous Procedure Pleural Empyema Compensatory Sweating 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia, Milano 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. F. Dondelinger
    • 1
  • B. Ghaye
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical ImagingUniversity Hospital Sart TilmanLiege 1Belgium

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