Ultrasound-guided 1.2-mm cutting-needle biopsies of head and neck tumours.

@article{Elvin1997Ultrasoundguided1C,
  title={Ultrasound-guided 1.2-mm cutting-needle biopsies of head and neck tumours.},
  author={A. Uzoegbo H.C. Elvin and Christer Sundstr{\"o}m and Sandra Mardones Larsson and Per Gunnar Lindgren},
  journal={Acta radiologica},
  year={1997},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={
          376-80
        }
}
PURPOSE To establish the role of ultrasound-guided cutting-needle biopsy in the diagnostic-work-up of tumours in the head and neck region. MATERIAL AND METHODS Seventy-two patients (74 biopsies) with tumours in the head and neck were biopsied by means of a biopsy gun fitted with a 1.2-mm biopsy needle (midsized-needle biopsy, MNB). Twenty-four biopsies were taken from salivary glands, 29 from lymph nodes, and 21 from miscellaneous locations. Thirty-three of the patients were biopsied by MNB… CONTINUE READING
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