Article Abstract

Transthoracic needle aspiration in solitary pulmonary nodule

Authors: Wen Yang, Hongli Jiang, Ali Nawaz Khan, Carolyn Allen, Luca Bertolaccini, Tangfeng Lv, Yong Song, Panwen Tian, Tangfeng Lv, Yong Song, written on behalf of the AME Lung Cancer Collaborative Group


With improved awareness of public health and the recent advances in various imaging technologies, the detection rate of solitary pulmonary nodules (SPN) is continuously increasing. Transthoracic needle aspiration (TTNA) has represented a major approach for the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of pulmonary masses, owing to its simplicity and minimal invasiveness. This paper demonstrates the role of TTNA in SPN.