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CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 40, Issue 1, pp 135–138 | Cite as

MRI-guided Wire Localization Surgical Biopsy in an Adolescent Patient with a Difficult to Diagnose Case of Lymphoma

  • Scott M. ThompsonEmail author
  • Krzysztof R. Gorny
  • Danielle E. Jondal
  • Karen L. Rech
  • Samir Mardini
  • David A. Woodrum
Case Report
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Abstract

A 17-year-old previously healthy female presented with a progressive soft tissue infiltrative process involving the neck and thorax. Extensive diagnostic evaluation including multiple imaging, laboratory, and biopsy studies was nondiagnostic. Due to an urgent need to establish a diagnosis and several previous nondiagnostic biopsies, she was referred to interventional radiology for MRI-guided wire localization immediately prior to open surgical biopsy. Under general anesthesia, wires were placed in the areas of increased T2 signal within the bilateral splenius capitis muscles using intermittent MRI-guidance followed by immediate surgical biopsy down to the wires. Pathology confirmed the diagnosis of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

Keywords

MRI-guided Wire localization Biopsy Lymphoma Pediatric 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Human subjects research

For this type of study, formal consent is not required. This HIPAA-compliant study was approved by the Institutional Review Board, and a waiver of informed consent was granted.

Conflict of interest

All authors declare that they have no biomedical or financial conflicts of interest related to the content of this manuscript.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott M. Thompson
    • 1
    Email author
  • Krzysztof R. Gorny
    • 1
  • Danielle E. Jondal
    • 1
  • Karen L. Rech
    • 2
  • Samir Mardini
    • 3
  • David A. Woodrum
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMayo Clinic College of MedicineRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Department of Laboratory Medicine and PathologyMayo Clinic College of MedicineRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of SurgeryMayo Clinic College of MedicineRochesterUSA
  4. 4.Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of RadiologyMayo Clinic College of MedicineRochesterUSA

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