Localization of small pulmonary nodules for thoracoscopic resection: Use of a newly developed hookwire system

Susumu Kanazawa, Akio Ando, Kotaro Yasui, Akio Tanaka, Yoshio Hiraki

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Abstract

We developed a stainless steel spring hookwire, 0.28 mm in diameter and 10 mm in length, with a 30-cmlong, 5-0 nylon monofilament suture firmly attached to its funnel-shaped end. A 21-gauge, 10-cm-long cannula was used as an introducer, and a 24-gauge, 10-cm-long blunt-pointed needle as a pusher. The hookwire was successfully placed into the target pulmonary parenchyma under computed tomography guidance in two patients with a small pulmonary nodule. The attached string served as a clear guide at thoracoscopy. Flexibility of the exposed suture through the skin eased wire management after placement. No wire dislodgement occurred

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-124
Number of pages3
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1995

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Guidance
  • Lung biopsy
  • Lung neoplasms, surgery
  • Lung nodule

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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