Percutaneous intralesional brushing of cystic lesions of bone: a technical improvement of diagnostic cytology

Vittorio Iaccarino, Francesco Sadile, Antonio Vetrani, Franco Fulciniti, Giancarlo Troncone, Raffaello Riccio, Nicola Misasi

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Abstract

A modified bronchial brush is presented as a new cytologic method to improve the value of fineneedle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of cystic lesions of bone. Four female and six male patients ranging in age from 10 to 44 years were studied. In all cases intralesional brushing was percutaneously performed under fluoroscopic control with local anesthesia. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy preceded intralesional brushing and was performed as described elsewhere. The brush was driven into the walls and septa of an osteolytic lesion through a 14-G needle; material obtained was fixed and processed for cytological and/or histological examinations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-190
Number of pages4
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1990

Keywords

  • Bone cysts
  • Bone tumors
  • Fine-needle aspiration biopsy
  • Osteolysis of bone
  • Percutaneous brushing
  • Tumor-like lesion of bone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Iaccarino, V., Sadile, F., Vetrani, A., Fulciniti, F., Troncone, G., Riccio, R., & Misasi, N. (1990). Percutaneous intralesional brushing of cystic lesions of bone: a technical improvement of diagnostic cytology. Skeletal Radiology, 19(3), 187-190. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00204093