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Melzer, Thomas; Hackl, Caroline Maria; Walter, Julia; Behr, Jürgen; Tufman, Amanda; Mertsch, Pontus; Kauffmann-Guerrero, Diego Erich; Kahnert, Kathrin (2023): Tumor seeding following CT- guided transthoracic needle biopsy in lung cancer. A case report. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 23 (1). ISSN 1471-2466

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As a result of advances in the treatment of lung cancer, the life expectancy of lung cancer patients has improved significantly, but it remains the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. For decades, most of the initial tumor biopsies have been obtained by bronchoscopy or computed tomography (CT)-guided transthoracic lung biopsy without concerning reports of cancer seeding following the latter. In this case report we discuss the patient history of a 56-year old women with low-differentiated squamous cell lung cancer who developed tumor seeding following a CT-guided transthoracic biopsy 11 months after the intervention. This is put into context reviewing former and current literature.

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