The Effect of Needle Gauge on the Risk of Pneumothorax and Chest Tube Placement After Percutaneous Computed Tomographic (CT)-Guided Lung Biopsy

Joshua D. Kuban, Alda L. Tam, Steven Y. Huang, Joe Edward Ensor, Jr., Asher S. Philip, Geraldine J. Chen, Judy Ahrar, Ravi Murthy, Rony Avritscher, David C. Madoff, Armeen Mahvash, Kamran Ahrar, Michael J. Wallace, Arun C. Nachiappan, Sanjay Gupta

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Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of coaxial guide needle gauge (18 vs. 19 gauge) on the risk of pneumothorax and chest tube placement after CT-guided lung biopsy. Methods: Imaging records of all patients who had undergone CT-guided lung biopsies at our institution from March 1, 2006 to December 9, 2010 were retrospectively reviewed. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to assess the effect of various patient-, lesion-, and procedure-related variables on subsequent pneumothorax and chest tube placement rates. Results: The study included 4262 biopsies (2304 with 18-gauge and 1958 with 19-gauge coaxial guide needles) in 3917 patients. The rates of pneumothorax and chest tube placement were 30.2 and 15 %, respectively. Pneumothorax occurred in 35 % of procedures performed with 18-gauge needles and in 24.5 % of procedures performed with 19-gauge needles (p 

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1595-1602
Number of pages8
JournalCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

Keywords

  • Biopsy
  • Lung/pulmonary
  • Non-vascular interventions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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