Lung tattooing with IVATR

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Learn what a lung tatooing is, why it is required and how to prepare your child for the procedure.

Key points

  • Lung tattooing with IVATR (immediate video-assisted thoracoscopic resection) involves injecting a special dye into the lung lesion. This allows for more accurate identification of the lesion location so that it can be biopsied or removed by a surgeon.
  • Lung tattooing is performed by an interventional radiologist using image guidance.
  • Your child will be given a general anaesthetic for the procedure.
  • After the resection, your child may require a small chest tube.
    Last updated: July 25th 2019