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CT-guided percutaneous biopsy of the cervical spine: a series of 12 cases

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Twelve patients underwent biopsy of cervical vertebral bodies under CT guidance. An accurate diagnosis was obtained in 11. No complications were observed, except for a transitory recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy. Technical problems of the cervical spine biopsy are discussed and the utility of bone biopsy with a coaxial trephine system is emphasized.

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Brugières, P., Gaston, A., Voisin, M.C. et al. CT-guided percutaneous biopsy of the cervical spine: a series of 12 cases. Neuroradiology 34, 358–360 (1992). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00588205

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  • Biopsy
  • Cervical spine
  • Computed tomography