Transthoracic Biopsy of the Cardiac Mass Obviating Open Surgery

Document Type: Case Report


1 Rajaie Cardiovascular, Medical, and Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

2 Nursing Care Research Center (NCRC), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.


We describe a 1-year-old boy who underwent a percutaneous transthoracic biopsy of an incidentally detected cardiac tumor. The procedure was performed under ultrasound guidance to obviate the need for surgery. The benign nature of the mass precluded subsequent curative surgery. Ultrasound is a valuable modality in guiding percutaneous biopsy of thoracic lesions.


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