Vertebral needle biopsy with CT scan monitoring

G. Bettelli, S. Boriani, R. Cartolari, M. Ruggeri, M. Gagliardelli

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The authors report the method used and the results obtained in 42 vertebral needle biopsies with CT scan monitoring. Material sufficient for a positive histological diagnosis was obtained in 67% of the cases. Indications for the use of this method are conditioned by a suitable clinical and instrumental evaluation, and limited to cases where a histological monomorphous lesion or when en bloc resection are predicted. The need to follow precise rules in terms of technique and manual skill is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-236
Number of pages6
JournalItalian Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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  • Surgery

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    Bettelli, G., Boriani, S., Cartolari, R., Ruggeri, M., & Gagliardelli, M. (1989). Vertebral needle biopsy with CT scan monitoring. Italian Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 15(2), 231-236.