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transthoracic

 [trans″thah-ras´ik]
through the thoracic cavity or across the chest wall.

trans·tho·rac·ic

(trans'thō-răs'ik),
Passing through the thoracic cavity.

transthoracic

/trans·tho·rac·ic/ (-thah-ras´ik) through the thoracic cavity or across the chest wall.

transthoracic

(trăns′thə-răs′ĭk)
adj.
Across or through the thoracic cavity or chest wall.

trans′tho·rac′i·cal·ly adv.

transthoracic

[trans′thôras′ik]
across or passing through the thorax.

transthoracic

through the thoracic cavity or across the chest wall.

transthoracic needle biopsy
insertion of a fine needle through the thoracic wall for the purpose of obtaining a sample of lung tissue for cytological, microbiological or histopathological examination.
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The purpose of this study was to identify modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors for hemoptysis during CT-guided transthoracic needle biopsy.
We found that female gender, smaller lesion size, and longer transpulmonary needle path were independent risk predictors for hemoptysis during transthoracic needle biopsy.
Does antiplatelet therapy increase the risk of hemoptysis during percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy of a pulmonary lesion?
Transthoracic needle biopsy is appropriate under a number of conditions and may be the first choice in patients who are not surgical candidates because of known metastasis, an invasive tumor and poor pulmonary or overall physical condition.
CT-guided transthoracic needle biopsy following indeterminate fiberoptic bronchoscopy in solitary pulmonary nodules.
Clinical role of CT-guided transthoracic needle biopsy in the diagnosis of solitary pulmonary nodules.

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