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Computed Tomography Guided Transthoracic Lung Biopsy: Evaluating Risk Factors of Post-Procedure Pneumothorax- A Multivariate Analysis


Respected Editors, The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence and risk factors of post-procedure pneumothorax after CT guided transthoracic lung biopsy. This study has not been published or sent for publication in any other journal by any of the authors.While many studies have evaluated this topic most of them are univariate analysis. This study utilizes multivariate logistic regression analysis to identify which of the risk factors are independent predictors of pneumothorax. Moreover this study has identified a novel risk factor of post procedure pneumothorax.-the  lateral position of the patient during biopsy. This risk factor has scarcely been mentioned in literature previously and would definitely add to the current knowledge on the topic. Thank You.
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Shera F, Shera T, Shah O, Robbani I, Choh N, Gojwari T, Dar A, Shah S. Computed Tomography Guided Transthoracic Lung Biopsy: Evaluating Risk Factors of Post-Procedure Pneumothorax- A Multivariate Analysis. Basic Clin Cancer Res. 2023;14(1):44-51.