Fluoroscopy-guided intervertebral disc biopsy with a coaxial drill system

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Percutaneous biopsy of discitis-osteomyelitis is performed to isolate the causative microorganism and exclude alternative diagnoses. We compared drill-assisted and manual fluoroscopy-guided intervertebral disc biopsies with respect to conscious sedation requirements and histologic quality of obtained specimens. Medical records of all single-level… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00256-015-2273-7

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