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Table 2 Procedure associated complications and results

From: Localization of nonpalpable pulmonary nodules using CT-guided needle puncture

CT-guided marking complications (rate) 24 (26.4 %)
Asymptomatic pneumothorax 23 (29.49 %)
Symptomatic pneumothorax 1 (1.28 %)
Conversion to thoracotomy (rate) 0
Mean procedure time (minutes) 15.2 (8–42)
Needle puncture >1 25
VAS pain score 1.7 (0–3)
  1. VAS visual assessment pain score