Prevention of Needle-Tract Seeding by Two-Step Freezing after Lung Cancer Biopsy

Abstract

Fine-needle aspiration biopsy is a method to detect malignancy for undetermined pulmonary nodules, but has the potential to spread malignant cells from the tumor to the pleural cavity or chest wall. We developed a two-step freezing method to avoid needle-tract seeding, by use of percutaneous cryoablation after biopsy but before the biopsy needle was removed… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12253-012-9601-1

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