Pulmonary haemorrhage after percutaneous pleural nodule biopsy
Indeterminate pleural nodule.
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CT images show a co-axial needle into the pleural nodule. After the procedure, control images show a small local pneumothorax and an intra-alveolar haemorrhage seen as ground-glass infiltrates in local lung parenchyma.
The advanced position of the co-axial needle into the pleural nodule is the most likely cause of a possible lung punching by the core-biopsy needle.