CT guided percutaneous needle biopsy of the chest: initial experience

  • Younes Lazguet
  • Rachid Maarouf
  • Marouan Karrou
  • Imane Skiker
  • Ihsan Alloubi

Abstract

The objective of this article is to report our first experience of CT guided percutaneous thoracic biopsy and to demonstrate the accuracy and safety of this procedure. This was a retrospective study of 28 CT-Guided Percutaneous Needle Biopsies of the Chest performed on 24 patients between November 2014 and April 2015. Diagnosis was achieved in 18 patients (75%), negative results were found in 3 patients (12,5%). Biopsy was repeated in these cases with two positive results. Complications were seen in 7 patients (29%), Hemoptysis in 5 patients (20%), Pneumothorax in 1 patient (4,1%) and vaso-vagal shock in 1 patient (4,1%). CT Guided Percutaneous Needle Biopsy of the Chest is a safe, minimally invasive procedure with high sensitivity, specificity and accuracy for diagnosis of lung lesions.

Pan African Medical Journal 2016; 23

Author Biographies

Younes Lazguet
Department of Radiology, University Hosiptal Mohammed VI, Oujda, Morocco
Rachid Maarouf
Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hosiptal Mohammed VI, Oujda, Morocco
Marouan Karrou
Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hosiptal Mohammed VI, Oujda, Morocco
Imane Skiker
Department of Radiology, University Hosiptal Mohammed VI, Oujda, Morocco
Ihsan Alloubi
Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hosiptal Mohammed VI, Oujda, Morocco
Published
2016-07-15
Section
Articles

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