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Fig. 5 | Insights into Imaging

Fig. 5

From: Image-guided percutaneous ablation for the treatment of lung malignancies: current state of the art

Fig. 5

Mild pneumothorax after image-guided percutaneous lung ablation. a, b CT-guided MWA in a single lung metastasis from colon cancer in the upper left lobe. Note the correct probe position in the center of the lesion (triangle). In the CT performed immediately after the procedure, the patient presented a mild pneumothorax (arrow). The pneumothorax was resolved spontaneously without the need for a chest tube. Note the peripheral ground-glass halo with a central consolidation (triangle in b), which indicates a correct treatment. ce CT-guided RFA lung ablation in a lung metastasis from a basal cell skin carcinoma. The expandable probe correctly englobes the lesion (triangle in c). In this patient, a pneumothorax was also observed immediately after the ablation. (arrow in d). Although pneumothorax is similar to in A-B, the patient's clinical situation required a chest tube (black arrows in e)

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