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Preoperative computed tomography-guided hook-wire positioning of pulmonary nodules

W. Li, Zhai, C. B., Guan, Y. J., Jing, L. J., Zhang, Z. L., and Zhao, X. H., Preoperative computed tomography-guided hook-wire positioning of pulmonary nodules, vol. 14, pp. 3798-3806, 2015.

This study aimed to analyze the clinical application value of computed tomography (CT)-guided hook-wire positioning before thoracoscopic surgery. Eighty-four patients who had received a thoracoscopic wedge resection of pulmonary nodules between January and December 2013 were selected. Group A consisted of 38 cases where the hook-wire positioning technique was not used, and the positioning approaches were intraoperative observation and palpation. Group B consisted of 46 cases where the hook-wire positioning technique was used.

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