CT-guided biopsy of pulmonary nodules less than 3 cm: usefulness of the spring-operated core biopsy needle and frozen-section pathologic diagnosis.

@article{Hayashi1998CTguidedBO,
  title={CT-guided biopsy of pulmonary nodules less than 3 cm: usefulness of the spring-operated core biopsy needle and frozen-section pathologic diagnosis.},
  author={Norihiro Hayashi and Toyohiko Sakai and Mutsuo Kitagawa and Terumi Kimoto and Rika Inagaki and Y{\^o}suke Ishii and Sakon Noriki and Yoshiaki Imamura},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1998},
  volume={170 2},
  pages={329-31}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to improve the diagnostic accuracy of CT-guided biopsy of small lung nodules with the aid of frozen-section histopathologic diagnosis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Since 1993, we have evaluated 52 lung nodules smaller than 3 cm with CT-guided transthoracic biopsy. Thirty-five lesions were malignant and 17 were benign. Biopsy always started with a 20-gauge spring-operated core biopsy needle. Tissue samples were sent to the pathology laboratory immediately after… CONTINUE READING