US-guided percutaneous needle biopsy of the spleen using 18-gauge versus 21-gauge needles.

Abstract

PURPOSE To compare the techniques of sonographically (US)-guided percutaneous needle biopsy of the spleen using 18-gauge and 21-gauge needles. METHODS Forty-two patients undergoing 43 spleen biopsy procedures for focal lesions (n = 27 [16 single, 11 multiple]) or diffuse splenomegaly (n = 15) were analyzed. Two groups were divided randomly according to… (More)

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