Combined CT-guided biopsy and cytology in diagnosis of bony lesions.

  title={Combined CT-guided biopsy and cytology in diagnosis of bony lesions.},
  author={Tapani Tikkakoski and Seppo L{\"a}hde and Johanna Puranen and Meeri Apaja-Sarkkinen},
  journal={Acta radiologica},
  volume={33 3},
The results of 44 trephine (OD 1.4-4 mm) biopsies and 39 fine needle (0.7-0.9 mm) aspirations of skeletal, mainly vertebral, lesions performed under CT-guidance in 54 patients were evaluated. The fine needle sample was aspirated through the trephine as a complementary procedure in 29 patients and a fine needle aspiration only was performed in 10 patients. Trephine biopsy only was performed in 15 patients. Sufficient material for histologic and cytologic analyses was obtained in 93% (41/44) and… CONTINUE READING

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