Methylene blue-stained autologous blood for needle localization and thoracoscopic resection of deep pulmonary nodules.

@article{McConnell2002MethyleneBA,
  title={Methylene blue-stained autologous blood for needle localization and thoracoscopic resection of deep pulmonary nodules.},
  author={Patrick I. McConnell and Gabriella Feola and R L Meyers},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={37 12},
  pages={
          1729-31
        }
}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has used a variety of preoperative techniques to localize deep pulmonary nodules including wires, plain methylene blue, colored collagen, indigo carmine, India ink, and barium. The authors describe their experience with a computed tomography (CT)-guided localization technique using autologous blood stained with methylene blue. METHODS The authors reviewed retrospectively children who had pulmonary nodules localized using CT… CONTINUE READING
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