Subcutaneous seeding of hepatoid thymic carcinoma after percutaneous needle aspiration biopsy

Junghee Yoon, Soo Hong Seo, Young Chul Kye, Hyo Hyun Ahn

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    Abstract

    Percutaneous needle aspiration biopsy is a reliable and useful procedure for diagnosing tumor with a low rate of complications and high diagnostic reliability. Subcutaneous malignant seeding of the needle tract is a well-known complication of percutaneous needle aspiration biopsy. Implantation metastases of the abdominal and chest walls have been reported after puncturing the tumor lesions of the liver, kidney, adrenal gland, lung and pleura. We report here on a case of subcutaneous seeding of hepatoid thymic carcinoma on the right upper back after a percutaneous needle aspiration biopsy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1104-1107
    Number of pages4
    JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
    Volume48
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec

    Keywords

    • Hepatoid thymic carcinoma
    • Percutaneous needle aspiration biopsy
    • Subcutaneous metastasis

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Dermatology

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