Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Chest Imaging - Original Article

CT-guided fine-needle localization of ground-glass nodules in re-aerated lung specimens: localization of solitary small nodules or multiple nodules within the same lobe

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Department of Radiology, Huadong Hospital Fudan University, Shanghai, China; Department of Diagnostic and Treatment Center of Small Lung Nodules, Huadong Hospital Fudan University, Shanghai, China

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Department of Radiology, Huadong Hospital Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

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Department of Diagnostic and Treatment Center of Small Lung Nodules, Huadong Hospital Fudan University, Shanghai, China; Department of Radiation Oncology, Huadong Hospital Fudan University, Shanghai, China

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Department of Pathology, Huadong Hospital Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Diagn Interv Radiol 2015; 21: 391-396
DOI: 10.5152/dir.2015.14516
Read: 969 Downloads: 266 Published: 03 September 2019

Abstract

PURPOSE

We aimed to explore the value of localizing small ground-glass nodules (GGNs; <10 mm) or multiple GGNs within the same lobe in re-aerated lung specimens using CT-guided fine-needle localization.

 

METHODS

Thirty-five lung specimens containing single small GGNs (<10 mm) and eight specimens containing two or more GGNs in the same lobe were re-aerated with an inflatable aerator. All lesions were localized via CT-guided fine-needle localization following re-aeration. The specimens were then sent for pathologic sampling and qualitative diagnosis.

 

RESULTS

All 69 nodules from 43 cases were successfully localized using CT-guided fine-needle localization following re-aeration.

 

CONCLUSIONS

CT-guided fine-needle localization of lesions in surgical specimens under constant, moderate mechanical aeration allows for the rapid and accurate localization of lesions and helps avoid damage from preoperative localization.

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