Pneumothorax: A complication of fine needle aspiration of breast tumors

Z. Kaufman*, B. Shpitz, M. Shapiro, A. Dinbar

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Of 1,666 patients who underwent fine needle aspiration for breast lumps, 4 developed pneumothorax as a complication. The incidence of this complication in our patients is 1:417. The clinical manifestations were immediate chest pain, shoulder pain and, occasionally, dyspnea that developed later. Observation is sufficient treatment in most patients, and rarely is drainage of the pneumothorax required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-738
Number of pages2
JournalActa Cytologica
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • aspiration biopsy
  • breast neoplasms
  • pneumothorax


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