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Percutaneous Left Atrial Cardiac Biopsy with CT Fluoroscopy Guidance

Authors
Journal
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
1051-0443
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
18
Issue
7
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvir.2007.02.032
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

Percutaneous computed tomographic (CT) fluoroscopy–guided biopsy was performed to evaluate an intracardiac tumor located within the left atrium of a 72-year-old woman. Postinterventional follow-up was unproblematic and free of complications. Histopathologic examination revealed a high-grade cardiac sarcoma, and the patient underwent consecutive resection and radiation therapy. In general, percutaneous puncture of the heart must be considered hazardous. Under certain conditions (eg, broad-based tumor, advanced luminal mass, myocardial and/or pericardial infiltration), however, percutaneous CT-guided biopsy may be an appropriate alternative to transluminal catheter biopsy for the minimally invasive investigation of cardiac tumors.

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