The results of computed tomography guided tru-cut transthoracic biopsy: complications and related risk factors

Besir F. H., Altin R., Kart L., Akkoyunlu M., Ozdemir H., Ornek T., ...More

WIENER KLINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT, vol.123, pp.79-82, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 123
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00508-011-1538-y
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.79-82
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Transthoracic biopsy (TTB) is a well-defined and effective method used for pathologic sampling in the diagnosis of the pulmonary lesions. It is less invasive in comparison to surgical procedures. In addition, diagnostic rate of tru-cut biopsy is higher than that of fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) especially for benign lesions. In this study, we presented tru-cut transthoracic biopsy (TTB) procedure results and the frequency of TTB complications with related risk factors.