Case report: Phrenic artery injury - A rare complication of percutaneous needle lung biopsy

A. R. Padhani, W. W. Scott

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The phrenic artery is a small vessel that is not often visualized on CT and is at risk of injury during biopsy of low lung lesions. This may result in haemoperitoneum that will not be evident on post-biopsy chest X-rays. We present a patient with a bleeding tendency who had this unusual complication following a needle aspiration lung biopsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)356-358
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Issue number820
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1996


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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