Percutaneous imaging-guided solid organ core needle biopsy: coaxial versus noncoaxial method.

@article{Hatfield2008PercutaneousIS,
  title={Percutaneous imaging-guided solid organ core needle biopsy: coaxial versus noncoaxial method.},
  author={Malcolm K. Hatfield and Robert A Beres and Shekhar S Sane and George X. Zaleski},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2008},
  volume={190 2},
  pages={413-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to compare the diagnostic yield and complication rate of coaxial technique with those of noncoaxial technique in percutaneous imaging-guided renal and hepatic core biopsies. We also compared bleeding complication rates with and without absorbable gelatin sponge occlusion of the biopsy track. MATERIALS AND METHODS The records of 1,060 consecutively registered patients who underwent percutaneous imaging-guided hepatic or renal biopsy at two hospitals were… CONTINUE READING