S G Ghaus, U S Umer, A Khan, A Kareem, M A Bhatti, K Anwar, S Alam, H Abid, A Safi, A Sundal
Aim: To determine USG guided lung biopsy in diagnosis of malignant disease
Methodology: Retrospective study for a period of five years from 2009 to 2013. Data was collected in patients of USG guided chest biopsy.
Department: Radiology department, RMI, Peshawar.
Sample size: 267 patients underwent USG guided chest biopsies.
Results: Out of 267 cases, USG guided chest biopsies were done in 73 cases. Out of 73 patients, 40 were males and 33 were females. Histopathology showed diagnosis in 53 (72.6%) cases. There is cancer in 40(54.7%) cases and non malignant lesions in 13 (17.8%). In 40 cases of malignancy, 12 cases had lung cancer. Out of these cases, adenocarcinoma was common lung cancer i.e. 25%, and squamous cell carcinoma was16% while 16% had small cell carcinoma.
Conclusion: 40 (54.7%) cases with cancer were diagnosed by USG guided biopsy of central and peripheral chest lesions. USG guided chest biopsy is an effective and safe method in diagnosis of lung lesions.
Keywords: UGS guided biopsy, Malignancy