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Is sternal bone marrow needle biopsy still a hazardous technique? Report of three further fatal cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3578205     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three fatal cases of death following sternal bone marrow needle biopsy have come to the authors' attention in the past 10 years. The hazards of the technique may be related to the incongruous stylet guard-adjustment for the thickness and hardness of the sternal wall. All three cases involved suits for professional malpractice. Controversial aspects of these cases involving physician liability are discussed.
V L Pascali; P Lazzaro; A Fiori
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0195-7910     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Publication Date:  1987 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-05-28     Completed Date:  1987-05-28     Revised Date:  2011-02-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8108948     Medline TA:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  42-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle / adverse effects*
Bone Marrow Examination
Heart Injuries / etiology*
Heart Ventricles / injuries
Malpractice / legislation & jurisprudence*
Middle Aged
Sternum / pathology*

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