Computed tomography-guided needle biopsies in pediatric oncology

Computed tomography-guided needle biopsies in pediatric oncology

Author Guimaraes, A. C. Google Scholar
Chapchap, P. Google Scholar
Camargo, B. de Google Scholar
Chojniak, R. Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Hosp Canc AC Camargo São Paulo
Abstract Background. the use of computed tomography (CT)-guided biopsies facilitate the diagnosis and management in several medical settings. in this study, the authors analyzed how effective cutting and fine-needle biopsies are in pediatric oncology.Methods: Medical records of 75 patients were analyzed in retrospect allowing the study of 101 biopsy results. the results of these procedures were compared with clinical follow-up or surgical biopsy results and evaluated for how they affected the patient's treatment.Results: CT-guided biopsies altered the treatment in 57 of 75 patients. No major complication occurred. Cutting and fine-needle biopsies are comparable in obtaining adequate material, but cutting needle obtains a superior rate of specific diagnosis.Conclusions: CT-guided biopsies are safe procedures that can alter the management of pediatric oncology patients. Cutting and fine-needle biopsies each have one optimal specific use that must be considered to improve their accuracy. (C) 2003 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keywords computed tomography
needle biopsy
childhood cancer
Language English
Date 2003-07-01
Published in Journal of Pediatric Surgery. Philadelphia: W B Saunders Co, v. 38, n. 7, p. 1066-1068, 2003.
ISSN 0022-3468 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher W B Saunders Co
Extent 1066-1068
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000184156800017

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