March 8, 2010

Major Bleeding Uncommon After Imaging-Guided Percutaneous Core Needle Biopsy

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.

Medscape Today, by Laurie Barclay, MD., 3/5/2010

Tags: MD, needle biopsy, Nephrology, Thomas D. Atwell

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