Ultrasonically guided fine-needle biopsy: A new useful technique in pathological staging of malignant lymphoma

L. Buscarini, L. Cavanna, F. Fornari, S. Rossi, E. Buscarini

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Abstract

Ultrasonically guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy of abdominal focal lesions was performed on 15 patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, in 14 cases for pathological staging, in 1 case for differential diagnosis between lymphoma recurrence and other malignancy. The biopsy was performed using a transperitoneal approach, guided by a dynamic scanner. A correct diagnosis was obtained in punctures performed on 14 patients (93%); 12 patients had true positive results and 2 had true negative results. One patient had a false negative result; no false positive diagnoses were found. There were no complications related to the biopsies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-152
Number of pages3
JournalActa Haematologica
Volume73
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1985

Keywords

  • Fine-needle biopsy
  • Lymphoma
  • Pathological staging
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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