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Previous Case:

Case 140: Temporal Bone Biopsy
Skull bone biopsies are usually simple and straightforward. The approach has to be tailored to the location of the lesion and the adjacent anatomy.

Current Case:

A 56-years old was referred for a CT guided biopsy for a prevascular space mass, with features suggestive of a thymic neoplasm.


  1. Will you biopsy?
  2. If so, then which route?
The video discusses the case, the apprehension that physicians have to biopsy suspected thymic tumors and a recent article on this subject.

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Region: Mediastinum
Age: 56 yrs
Findings: Prevascular space mass
Lesion Biopsied: Same
Size of Lesion: > 3 cm
Gun: 18G short Cook, 10 mm throw
No of cores: 8 for histopath in 6 vials and 2 for micro
Sedation: No
Position & Approach: Supine, transcostal
Time Taken (marker to wash-out): 14 mins
Complication: None
Level of Difficulty: 3/5
Diagnosis: Lymphocyte rich thymoma

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