Percutaneous Chest Intervention

  • Pradeep Govender
  • Meguru Watanabe
  • Ahmad I. Alomari


The development and improvement of interventional tools and image guidance has allowed for expansion of the use of percutaneous interventions in pediatric thoracic disorders. In this chapter, we discuss the main thoracic pathologies for which the interventional procedures offer a safe, minimally invasive therapeutic alternative. Integration of interventional procedures into the management of many of these disorders has become the standard of care at many institutions and a key component of a successful, interdisciplinary treatment plan.

The development and improvement of interventional tools and image guidance has allowed for expansion of the use of percutaneous interventions in pediatric thoracic disorders. In this chapter, we discuss the main thoracic pathologies for which the interventional procedures offer a safe, minimally invasive therapeutic alternative. Integration of interventional procedures into the management of many of these disorders has become the standard of care at many institutions and a key component of a successful, interdisciplinary treatment plan.


Inferior Vena Cava Chest Tube Acute Pulmonary Embolism Pleural Space Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pradeep Govender
    • 1
  • Meguru Watanabe
    • 2
  • Ahmad I. Alomari
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Vascular and Interventional RadiologyChildren’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyChildren’s Hospital BostonBostonUSA

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