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Pericardial Tamponade Following CT-Guided Lung Biopsy

  • Michael J. Mitchell
  • Mark Montgomery
  • Charles G. Reiter
  • William C. CulpJr.Email author
Case Report

Abstract

While not free from hazards, CT-guided biopsy of the lung is a safe procedure, with few major complications. Despite its safety record, however, potentially fatal complications do rarely occur. We report a case of pericardial tamponade following CT-guided lung biopsy. Rapid diagnosis and therapy allowed for complete patient recovery. Physicians who perform this procedure should be aware of the known complications and be prepared to treat them appropriately.

Keywords

CT-guided lung biopsy Pericardial tamponade Resuscitation Echocardiography 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Mitchell
    • 1
  • Mark Montgomery
    • 2
  • Charles G. Reiter
    • 3
  • William C. CulpJr.
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyThe Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine, Scott and White HospitalTempleUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyThe Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine, Scott and White HospitalTempleUSA
  3. 3.Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryThe Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine, Scott and White HospitalTempleUSA

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