Analyse rétrospective de 44 ponctions biopsies surrénaliennes sous contrôle tomodensitométrique

Translated title of the contribution: CT guided adrenal biopsy: Retrospective analysis of 44 procedures

B. Mesurolle, M. Ariche-Cohen, A. Tardivon, R. Gilles, D. Couanet, D. Vanel

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Fourty-four CT-guided adrenal biopsies were performed on 43 patients aged 12-74 years old (mean 57 years). The results (benign adrenal tissue, malignant tissue, and nondiagnostic) were compared with outcomes. Diagnostic samples were obtained in 86% of patients. Among the 37 proved cases with diagnostic results (10 benign, 27 malignant), there were 26 true-positives, 1 false-negatives and 10 true-negatives. CT-guided adrenal biopsy had an accuracy of 82%, a sensitivity of 96%, a negative predictive value of 83%. In the 6 patients with nondiagnostic samples 1 mass proved malignant and two masses proved benign. Seven minor complications occurred in 7 patients (6 pneumothoraces and 1 retroperitoneal hemorrhage). CT-guided adrenal biopsy is a simple safe and well tolerated technique. In oncologic patients, obtaining benign adrenal tissue was highly predictive of benignity.

Translated title of the contributionCT guided adrenal biopsy: Retrospective analysis of 44 procedures
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)17-21
Number of pages5
JournalJournal de Radiologie
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1996


  • Adrenal gland biopsy
  • Adrenal gland, CT
  • Adrenal gland, neoplasms
  • Biopsies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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