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J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Oct;27(10):1618-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2016.05.036.

Drill-Assisted Biopsy of the Axial and Appendicular Skeleton: Safety, Technical Success, and Diagnostic Efficacy.

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1
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, 510 S. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110. Electronic address: wallacea@mir.wustl.edu.
2
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, 510 S. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110.
3
Washington University School of Medicine, 510 S. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety, technical success rate, and diagnostic efficacy of drill-assisted axial and appendicular bone biopsies. During a 3-y period, 703 drill-assisted biopsies were performed. The cohort included 54.2% men, with a mean age of 57.6 y ± 17.1. Median lesion volume was 10.9 mL (interquartile range, 3.4-30.2 mL). Lesions were lytic (31.7%), sclerotic (21.2%), mixed lytic and sclerotic (27.7%), or normal radiographic bone quality (19.3%). No complications were reported. The technical biopsy success rate was 99.9%. Crush artifact was present in 5.8% of specimens submitted for surgical pathologic examination, and 2.1% of specimens were inadequate for histologic evaluation.

PMID:
27670996
DOI:
10.1016/j.jvir.2016.05.036
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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