In lung cancer screening programs, small peripheral pulmonary nodules are detected more frequently. We reported a case in which electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB) with biopsy failed to give a diagnosis of intersegmental pulmonary nodule so ENB with dye marking combined with minimally invasive surgical biopsy was used for the diagnosis for the first time in Thailand.
ENB, navigation bronchoscopy, pulmonary nodule localization, tattoo, dye marking, intersegmental pulmonary nodule
Padungkiat Tangpiroontham, MD Minimally invasive thoracic surgery unit, Bangkok Hospital, 2 Soi Soonvijai 7, NewPetchburi Rd, Bangkok 10310, Thailand. email: [email protected]
Received: May 25, 2018
Revision received: June 1, 2018
Accepted after revision: July 6, 2018
BKK Med J 2018;14(2): 55-58.