Multidisciplinary cancer care, Cancer, Diagnostic procedure, Biopsy, Percutaneous, CT, Thorax, Lung, Interventional non-vascular
M. R. Calero Garcia1, N. Pérez Peláez2, G. GARCIA GALARRAGA1, I. NAVAS FERNANDEZ-SILGADO1, M. Pérez Núñez1, A. B. Enguita Valls1; 1Madrid/ES, 2Madrid, Madrid/ES
CT–guided lung biopsy (FNA and CNB) has become a great method to obtain lung nodule specimens and avoids the patient an open biopsy in most cases.
2. Compared to FNA,
CNB has a higher accuracy for diagnosis with no significant difference in complication rate,
while keeping in mind that FNA is a good technique that may be useful in certain patients.
3. Minor complications are very common in CT-guided lung biopsy but usually lack of clinical significance for the patient,
being asymptomatic pneumothorax and minimum-mild parenchymal pulmonary hemorrhage the most frequent complications.
Major complications rate in CT-guided lung biopsy remains low.
4. An agreement should be reached in the criteria of what should be considered a complication.