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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 967-973

Expert consensus workshop report: Guidelines for preoperative assisted localization of small pulmonary nodules


1 Thoracic Surgery Department, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Xicheng, Beijing, China
2 Thoracic Surgery Department, First Hospital Affiliated Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China

Correspondence Address:
Baodong Liu
Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, No. 45, Changchun Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100053
China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_449_20

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Along with increasing incidence of operable small pulmonary nodules, it becomes difficult to localize nodules via palpation. Accurate localization of small pulmonary nodules has remained a big challenge in lung surgery. Therefore, several techniques for preoperative localizing small pulmonary nodules have evolved, but the advantages and disadvantages of each method remain unclear. We reviewed computed tomography-guided percutaneous and bronchoscopic preoperative assisted localization for small pulmonary nodules. Original, peer-reviewed, and full-length articles in English and Chinese were searched with PubMed and Wanfang data. Case reports and case series with <20 patients were excluded. All localization techniques showed good reliability, but some carry a high rate of major or minor complications and drawbacks. No ideal localization technique is available; thus, the choice of preoperative assisted localization technique still depends on surgeons' preference and local availability of both specialists and instruments.


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