Safety maximization of percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy with ultrasound guide in subpleural lesions in the evaluation of pulmonary consolidation

Marco Sperandeo, Anna Del Colle, Elisabettamaria Frongillo, Gaetano Rea, Lucia Dimitri, Cristiana Cipriani, Donato Lacedonia

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The study by Kiranantawat et al. “Clinical role, safety and diagnostic accuracy of percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy in the evaluation of pulmonary consolidation” highlights how “pulmonary consolidation can be safely evaluated with CT-guided percutaneous needle biopsy”. Even if we agree about the role of CT guidance, we would like to point out how Thoracic Ultrasound could be better than CT for biopsy of subpleural lesions that could easily be detected and reached with this “real-time” and quicker technique.

Original languageEnglish
Article number68
JournalRespiratory Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 5 2019



  • Percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy
  • Pulmonary consolidation
  • Subpleural
  • Transthoracic ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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