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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2006 Apr;186(4):977-80.

CT-guided core biopsy of subchondral bone and intervertebral space in suspected spondylodiskitis.

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Department of Radiology, Orthopedic University Hospital Balgrist, Forchstrasse 340, Zurich, Switzerland 8008.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Our objective was to determine the diagnostic performance of CT-guided core biopsy including both intervertebral disks and subchondral bone in suspected spondylodiskitis and compare the results with those for other biopsy techniques.

CONCLUSION:

CT-guided core biopsy of subchondral bone and intervertebral space compares favorably to previously published studies because histology can provide the diagnosis even when no specific infectious agent is isolated.

PMID:
16554566
DOI:
10.2214/AJR.05.0109
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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