ROLE OF NON COAXIAL BONE MARROW BIOPSY NEEDLE AND BONE BIOPSY NEEDLE IN CT GUIDED CORE NEEDLE BIOPSIES

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Hassan Saleem
Atif Iqbal Rana
Ehsan Masud Kiani
Muhammad Mubashir Ramzan
Sajida Naseem
Muhammad Yousuf Chahuadhary

Abstract

Objective: To compare bone marrow biopsy needle (BMBN) with bone biopsy
needle (BBN) in CT guided core biopsies considering size of core, diagnostic
yield and cost of needles.
Methodology: Retrospective study was done on 50 out of 68 patients re -ferred to Interventional Radiology department for CT guided bone biopsy
from 2008 till 2013.
Grading of specimen length was done as small, medium and large. Diagnostic
yield was determined on basis of clinical, imaging and histopathology data.
Local cost of both needle types was determined. Comparison was made and
statistical analysis was performed.
Results: Biopsy was performed by BBN in 16 patients and by BMBN in 34
patients. Overall diagnostic yield of bone biopsies was 82 % (41 of 50 biop-sies). Diagnostic yield with BMBN was 85 % and with BBN was 75 %. Overall
longer specimen length was obtained using BMBN. Statistically, there was no
significant difference between them in diagnostic yield and specimen length;
however, BMBN costs almost one half than BBN.
Conclusion: Diagnostic yield and sample length using bone marrow biopsy
needle proved to be equivalent to bone biopsy needle. Bone marrow biopsy
needle has an added benefit of being low in cost. Despite being a non-coaxial
technique these needles can achieve diagnostic yield comparable to that of
coaxial techniques as reported in past literature.

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Saleem H, Rana AI, Kiani EM, Ramzan MM, Naseem S, Chahuadhary MY. ROLE OF NON COAXIAL BONE MARROW BIOPSY NEEDLE AND BONE BIOPSY NEEDLE IN CT GUIDED CORE NEEDLE BIOPSIES. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2016 Jan. 3 [cited 2022 Aug. 15];29(4). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1705
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Author Biographies

Hassan Saleem, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad

Assistant Conusltant

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

Shifa International Hospital

Atif Iqbal Rana, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad

Consultant Interventional Radiologist,

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology,

Shifa International Hospital,

Ehsan Masud Kiani, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Shifa International Hospital,Islamabad

Assistant Consultant Interventional Radiologist

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology,

Shifa International Hospital

Muhammad Mubashir Ramzan, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Shifa International Hospital,Islamabad

Assistant Consultant Interventional Radiologist

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology,

Shifa International Hospital

Sajida Naseem, Community Medicine Shifa College of medicine, Islamabad

Assistant Professor

Community Medicine

Shifa College of medicine, Islamabad

Muhammad Yousuf Chahuadhary, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad

Consultant Radiologist

Head of department,

Department of Diagnostic Radiology,

Shifa International Hospital

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