Percutaneous transpedicular biopsy of thoracic and lumbar vertebrae--method and diagnostic validity.

@article{Ashizawa1999PercutaneousTB,
  title={Percutaneous transpedicular biopsy of thoracic and lumbar vertebrae--method and diagnostic validity.},
  author={R Ashizawa and Kuniyoshi Ohtsuka and Mikio Kamimura and Sohei Ebara and Kazuhiko Takaoka},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={1999},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={545-51}
}
BACKGROUND Percutaneous transpedicular needle biopsy was performed on thoracic and lumbar vertebral bodies with a thin trocar (2.0 mm outer diameter) under observation with a conventional X-ray image intensifier in order to establish a correct histopathological diagnosis. We also evaluated the clinical validity of this less invasive diagnostic method in terms of the accuracy of the pathological diagnosis. METHODS Twenty-eight thoracic or lumbar vertebrae of 26 patients with abnormalities… CONTINUE READING

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