Posted on March 8th, 2010 by Kelley Luckstein
Major bleeding is uncommon after imaging-guided percutaneous core needle biopsy, even with recent use of aspirin, according to the results of a retrospective review reported in the March issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
"Percutaneous biopsy using ultrasound or CT [computed tomography] guidance is an important means of diagnosing disease in organs and other soft tissues including the presence of malignancy or intrinsic parenchyma disease, notably involving the kidney or liver," write Thomas D. Atwell, MD, from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues.
by Laurie Barclay, MD., 3/5/2010
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