THORACOSCOPIC BIOPSY OF A PATHOLOGICAL VERTEBRAL BODY

H. L. Tan, P. J. McMurrick, T. E. Merriman, I. P. Torode

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Abstract

When computed tomography (CT) guided biopsy of a pathological vertebral body fails, the accepted alternative has been open thoracotomy and biopsy. The authors wish to report the use of a thoracoscopic approach to biopsy of a pathological thoracic vertebra in a child, after an unsuccessful attempt at CT guided percutaneous biopsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)726-728
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery
Volume64
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994

Keywords

  • biopsy
  • thoracoscopy
  • vertebra

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