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Pneumothorax Risk Factors after Needle Biopsy of Lung

Purpose:

To predict the risk of pneumothorax after transthoracic needle biopsy of a lung nodule based on clinical findings.

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease, Thoracic Surgery

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

J95.8

Description:

Pneumothorax may occur following transcutaneous needle biopsy of a lung nodule. Poe and Kallay identified risk factors for pneumothorax during fluoroscopically guided needle biopsy of the lung.

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