Radiologically-guided cutting needle biopsy for suspected malignancy in childhood.


Twenty-seven cutting needle biopsies were performed on 25 children with suspected malignancy using computed tomographic (CT, 22) or ultrasound (US, 5) guidance. Anatomical sites were: retroperitoneum 6, liver 4, kidney 4, abdomen/pelvis 4, thorax 4, bowel 2, neck 1. Sixteen patients (64%) underwent subsequent open biopsy (5), marrow biopsy (2) or resection… (More)


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