Ultrasound guided synovial biopsy using portal and forceps.

@article{Koski2005UltrasoundGS,
  title={Ultrasound guided synovial biopsy using portal and forceps.},
  author={Juhani M. Koski and Markus Helle},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={64 6},
  pages={
          926-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To describe a new method for taking a synovial biopsy specimen under ultrasound guidance using portal and forceps. METHODS Percutaneous ultrasound guided biopsy was performed for 37 patients with mono- or polyarthritis as outpatients. A portal to a planned area was built using a needle, guiding wire, and dilators, through which forceps could be inserted and samples taken. Biopsy samples were taken from small and large joints, bursae, and tendon sheaths. RESULTS Representative… CONTINUE READING

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