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Sonographically guided core-needle biopsy of focal splenic lesions: report of four cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10993970     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There are few published reports about the use of splenic needle biopsies in the investigation of focal splenic lesions. We report our experience with sonographically guided core-needle biopsies of splenic lesions in 4 patients. The biopsies resulted in the following diagnoses: sarcoidosis, malignant lymphoma, infarction, and scar tissue. Surgery was avoided in the 3 patients diagnosed with sarcoidosis, infarction, and scar tissue by ruling out the possibility of a malignant splenic tumor. None of the patients experienced significant complications. We conclude that splenic core-needle biopsy is a useful and safe diagnostic tool for the evaluation of focal splenic lesions.
K Morita; K Numata; K Tanaka; K Mitsui; S Matsumoto; T Kitamura; S Saito; T Kiba; H Sekihara
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0091-2751     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Ultrasound     Publication Date:  2000 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-24     Completed Date:  2000-10-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  417-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Third Department of Internal Medicine, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, 3-9 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama 236-0004, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle / methods*
Middle Aged
Sensitivity and Specificity
Splenic Diseases / pathology*,  ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color / methods*

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