Computed tomography in the diagnosis of malignant brain tumours: do all patients require biopsy?

@article{Choksey1989ComputedTI,
  title={Computed tomography in the diagnosis of malignant brain tumours: do all patients require biopsy?},
  author={Munchi S Choksey and Alan Valentine and H H Shawdon and Cameron E. Freer and Kenneth W. Lindsay},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={1989},
  volume={52 7},
  pages={821-5}
}
A proportion of patients with computed tomographic (CT) scan appearances of malignant brain tumour undergo conservative management, despite the absence of histological confirmation of the diagnosis. Concern that this policy risked misdiagnosing a benign tumour prompted us to examine the accuracy of CT scanning in diagnosing malignant lesions. The study was designed to determine whether within a group of 300 patients with intracerebral mass lesions of known pathology, two sub-groups existed: one… CONTINUE READING

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