PMID: 7083921Jul 1, 1982Paper

Cardiac tamponade as a complication of thin-needle aspiration lung biopsy

W KucharczykT Todd


Thin-needle aspiration lung biopsy has become an important diagnostic technique in chest disease. Complications, other than pneumothorax, are infrequent. We report a case of acute cardiac tamponade complicating biopsy of a lesion near the mediastinum. Caution should be exercised in selecting patients for, and in performing biopsies in, or close to the mediastinum.


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