Needle biopsy of incidentally discovered adrenal masses is rarely informative and potentially hazardous.

@article{Quayle2007NeedleBO,
  title={Needle biopsy of incidentally discovered adrenal masses is rarely informative and potentially hazardous.},
  author={Frank J Quayle and Jennifer A. Spitler and Richard A. Pierce and Terry C. Lairmore and Jeffrey F. Moley and L. Michael Brunt},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={142 4},
  pages={497-502; discussion 502-4}
}
INTRODUCTION The role of fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy in patients with incidentally discovered adrenal masses is limited. However, image-guided biopsy continues to be performed in this setting, in some cases before biochemical workup. The purpose of this study was to review the value of FNA biopsy of adrenal masses in patients referred to a large university endocrine surgical practice. METHODS Patients referred to the endocrine surgery service at our institutions from 1997 through 2006… CONTINUE READING