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Value of heparinized fine-needle aspiration biopsy in liver malignancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2981458     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The accuracy of diagnosis of hepatic malignancy by percutaneous aspiration biopsy was compared using heparinized and nonheparinized 22-gauge needles. When a heparinized instrument was used, it was able to accurately diagnose malignancy and cytologic types of exfoliative cells. Heparinization also made it possible to recover small tissue fragments and make ultrathin sections for histologic examination. In this way, material suitable for cytologic and histologic examination was obtained from 100% and 95%, respectively, of 59 patients suspected of having hepatic malignancy. A correct diagnosis was made cytologically in 92.5% of patients with hepatic malignancy and in 89.5% of those from whom histologic material was obtained. From a combination of histologic and cytologic results, the overall diagnostic rate for hepatic malignancy was increased to 95%. This procedure proved to be a reliable method for diagnosis of hepatic malignancy.
H Kasugai; R Yamamoto; M Tatsuta; Y Okano; S Okuda; Y Kishigami; T Kitamura; A Wada; H Tamura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  144     ISSN:  0361-803X     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  1985 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-02-14     Completed Date:  1985-02-14     Revised Date:  2008-02-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  243-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle / instrumentation,  standards*
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / pathology*
Liver / pathology*
Liver Neoplasms / pathology*
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