NATHAN S. SERIFF, M.D.
To the editor: Wolinsky and Lischner, in their interesting article "Needle Track Implantation of Tumor after Percutaneous Lung Biopsy," in the August 1969 issue of the ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, suggest strongly that the Franklin-Silverman needle biopsy of the right-upper-lobe carcinoma in their patient resulted in implantation of the tumor in the soft tissues of the anterior chest wall.
It is possible, however, that there is another explanation for the mass that developed in the right anterior chest wall several months after the biopsy. In view of the fact that the lung cancer was in the anterior segment of the
SERIFF NS. Biopsy Needle Transplanting Tumor?. Ann Intern Med. ;72:145. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-1-145
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(1):145.
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