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  1. The diagnosis of cancer in thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy. Surgery, repeat biopsy or specimen consultation?

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    Agata Stanek-Widera

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNA is the only diagnostic method that allows a preoperative diagnosis of thyroid carcinoma. An unequivocal diagnosis of a malignant change is achievable only in cases in which all cytological criteria of carcinoma are met. The aim of the study was to evaluate the necessity of repeat thyroid FNA in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma verified on consultative examination (CE. We analyzed cytology reports of thyroid FNA and CE that resulted in the diagnosis of papillary carcinoma. Evaluation of the correlation of the cytological diagnosis with the histopathology report was based on data obtained after the surgery. Between 2010 and 2015 in the Institute of Oncology (IO there were 184 cancers diagnosed on CE or in thyroid FNA performed primarily in IO. Additionally, 74 patients were subjected to repeat biopsy after confirmation of cancer in CE. Histopathological diagnosis of cancer was obtained in 62 (100% cases that were doubly confirmed with cytological examination. The remaining 12 patients were operated on outside the institute. From 110 FNA primarily performed in the IO, histopathological verification was achievable in 92 cases, from which 92 (100% provided a confirmation of cancer, and the remaining 18 patients were operated on outside the institute. High (100% specificity of cancer diagnosis in FNA established primarily and verified on CE (second independent assessment indicates that repeat FNA in order to confirm the diagnosis is unnecessary.

  2. Technical aspects of core needle biopsy and fine needle aspiration in the diagnosis of bone lesions.

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    Santini-Araujo, Eduardo; Olvi, Liliana G; Muscolo, Domingo Luis; Velan, Osvaldo; Gonzalez, Maria L; Cabrini, Rómulo Luis

    2011-01-01

    Percutaneous needle biopsy is an effective and safe technique for obtaining diagnostic material from bone lesions. We describe the technical details of fine needle aspiration and core needle biopsy performed in our laboratory of orthopedic pathology. With these procedures, we obtained accurate diagnosis in 83% of 7,375 cases, sent by different orthopedic centers in our country, over a period of 21 years (1986-2007). We describe the percutaneous needle procedure (fine needle aspiration, core needle biopsy), the handling of the materials in detail, the different cytological techniques, as well as the advantages of the procedures and how to avoid its disadvantages. We believe that accurate diagnosis with bone needle biopsy mainly depends on the training of the surgical cytologist and the pathologist, who must integrate all the knowledge on the clinical data, image diagnosis, histological procedures and the experience in the histopathological interpretation of bone lesions. Copyright © 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  3. Fine needle aspiration biopsy diagnosis of metastatic neoplasms of the breast. A three-case report

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    Raquel Garza-Guajardo

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Metastases to the breast are unusual lesions that make up approximately 2% of all malignant mammary neoplasms and may mimic both benign and malignant primary neoplasms from a clinical point of view, as well as in imaging studies. Arriving at a correct diagnosis is therefore essential in order to establish appropriate management. We present three cases of metastatic neoplasms diagnosed through fine needle aspiration biopsy and immunocytochemistry. The cytological diagnoses were: medulloblastoma in an 18-year-old woman, melanoma in a 26-year-old man, and an exceptional case of ovarian sarcoma originating from a granulosa cell tumor with metastases to both breasts. A metastatic disease should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a palpable mass in the breast, especially if there is a history of an extramammary malignant neoplasm. Fine needle aspiration biopsy is the method of choice for the management of these cases. Whenever possible the exam of the material obtained should be compared to the previous biopsy, which is usually enough to arrive at a correct diagnosis, thus preventing unnecessary surgical procedures.

  4. Metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma of the breast, simulating gynecomastia: diagnosis by fine-needle aspiration biopsy.

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    Nappi, O; Ferrara, G; Ianniello, G; Wick, M R

    1992-01-01

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) may uncommonly present with distant metastasis in the absence of a documented neoplasm in the liver. The authors herein describe the case of a 60-year-old man with cirrhosis who developed unilateral enlargement of the breast and a subareolar mass. This problem was clinically thought to represent gynecomastia, but a mammary fine-needle aspiration biopsy demonstrated a malignant epithelial neoplasm composed of large granular amphophilic cells. Bile pigment was visualized in the tumor on aspirate smears and cell block preparations; immunostains showed reactivity for cytokeratin and alpha-fetoprotein, but there was no positivity for epithelial membrane antigen, gross cystic disease fluid protein-15, vimentin, estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors, or S100 protein. These results indicated a diagnosis of metastatic HCC, which was subsequently confirmed by computed tomography of the abdomen.

  5. Ultrasound guided percutaneous fine needle aspiration biopsy ...

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    2011-06-15

    )-guided percutaneous fine needle aspiration biopsy (PFNAB)/US-guided percutaneous needle core biopsy (PNCB) of abdominal lesions is efficacious in diagnosis, is helpful in treatment choice, to evaluate whether various ...

  6. Ultrasound guided percutaneous fine needle aspiration biopsy ...

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    )-guided percutaneous fine needle aspiration biopsy (PFNAB)/US-guided percutaneous needle core biopsy (PNCB) of abdominal lesions is efficacious in diagnosis, is helpful in treatment choice, to evaluate whether various other investigations ...

  7. EUS – Fine- Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNAB in the Diagnosis of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: A Review

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    Kalogeraki Alexandra

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Solid masses of the pancreas represent a variety of benign and malignant neoplasms of the exocrine and endocrine tissues of the pancreas. A tissue diagnosis is often required to direct therapy in the face of uncertain diagnosis or if the patient is not a surgical candidate either due to advanced disease or comorbidities. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS is a relatively new technology that employs endoscopy and high-frequency ultrasound (US. EUS involves imaging of the pancreatic head and the uncinate from the duodenum and imaging of the body and tail from the stomach. It has been shown to be a highly sensitive method for the detection of pancreatic masses. It is superior to extracorporeal US and computed tomographic (CT scans, especially when the pancreatic tumor is smaller than 2-3 cm. Although EUS is highly sensitive in detecting pancreatic solid masses, its ability to differentiate between inflammatory masses and malignant disease is limited. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP brushing, CT-guided biopsies, and transabdominal ultrasound (US have been the standard nonsurgical methods for obtaining a tissue diagnosis of pancreatic lesions, but a substantial false-negative rate has been reported. Transabdominal US-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (US-FNAB has been used for tissue diagnosis in patients with suspected pancreatic carcinoma. It has been shown to be highly specific, with no false-positive diagnoses. With the advent of curvilinear echoendoscopes, transgastric and transduodenal EUS-FNAB of the pancreas have become a reality EUS with FNAB has revolutionized the ability to diagnose and stage cancers of the gastrointestinal tract and assess the pancreas. Gastrointestinal cancers can be looked at with EUS and their depth of penetration into the intestinal wall can be determined. Any suspicious appearing lymph nodes can be biopsied using EUS/FNAB. The pancreas is another organ that is well visualized with EUS. Abnormalities

  8. A Review of the Use of Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Mammary Tumors for Diagnosis and Research.

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    Tani, Edneia; Fuentes-Martinez, Nelson; Skoog, Lambert

    2017-01-01

    The article "Aspiration Biopsy of Mammary Tumors in Diagnosis and Research - A Critical Review of 2,200 Cases" by Zajicek et al. [Acta Cytol 1967;11:169-175] is composed of two separate parts as can be seen from the title. Both are, however, of great historical interest. The first describes the early days of fine-needle aspiration cytology diagnosis of breast lesions in particular carcinomas. The results are still impressive with a diagnostic accuracy close to 90%. The second deals with the effect of negative pressure on cell viability during the aspiration procedure. These studies were aimed at evaluating the usefulness of aspirated tumor cells to analyze the effects of therapy and the origin of tumor cells. © 2017 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  9. Intraoperative fine needle aspirations - diagnosis and typing of lung cancer in small biopsies: challenges and limitations.

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    Biancosino, Christian; Krüger, Marcus; Vollmer, Ekkehard; Welker, Lutz

    2016-07-07

    Due to therapeutic implications with regard to both efficiency and safety of chemotherapy agents it is important to differentiate between subtypes of NSCLC. Up to today we experience a continuous reservation regarding the use of fine needle aspiration cytology. The aim of the present study is to estimate the value of cytologic criteria for lung cancer typing on small biopsies independent from all possible technique failures. Between January 1997 and December 2008 760 intraoperative FNAC- (fine needle aspiration cytology) specimens from 702 patients have been examined. Cytologic evaluation and immediate communication of results to the surgeons followed. Afterwards, intraoperative cytologic findings were compared with final histologic diagnoses of the resected specimens. Intraoperative cytologic analysis yielded a sensitivity of 94.8 %, a specificity of 98.8 %. An overall positive predictive value of 99.8 % with respect to final histologic analysis of primary lung cancer was achieved. The highest value could be reached for adenocarcinomas, followed by carcinoids and squamous cell carcinomas. Lung cancer typing according to cytologic criteria is feasible and accurate as well as comparable with results of histologic analysis on small specimens. Herewith, clinicians can come up to the increasing demands on minimally invasive harvested specimens with regard to therapeutic implications.

  10. The bone marrow aspirate and biopsy in the diagnosis of unsuspected nonhematologic malignancy: a clinical study of 19 cases.

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    Ozkalemkas, Fahir; Ali, Ridvan; Ozkocaman, Vildan; Ozcelik, Tulay; Ozan, Ulku; Ozturk, Hulya; Kurt, Ender; Evrensel, Turkkan; Yerci, Omer; Tunali, Ahmet

    2005-11-01

    Although bone marrow metastases can be found commonly in some malignant tumors, diagnosing a nonhematologic malignancy from marrow is not a usual event. To underscore the value of bone marrow aspiration and biopsy as a short cut in establishing a diagnosis for disseminated tumors, we reviewed 19 patients with nonhematologic malignancies who initially had diagnosis from bone marrow. The main indications for bone marrow examination were microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA), leukoerythroblastosis (LEB) and unexplained cytopenias. Bone marrow aspiration was not diagnostic due to dry tap or inadequate material in 6 cases. Biopsy results were parallel to the cytological ones in all cases except one; however a meticulous second examination of the biopsy confirmed the cytologic diagnosis in this patient too. The most common histologic subtype was adenocarcinoma, and after all the clinical and laboratory evaluations, the primary focus was disclosed definitively in ten patients (5 stomach, 3 prostate, 1 lung, 1 muscle) and probably in four patients (3 gastrointestinal tract, 1 lung). All work up failed in five patients and these cases were classified as tumor of unknown origin (TUO). Our series showed that anemia, thrombocytopenia, elevated red cell distribution width (RDW) and hypoproteinemia formed a uniform tetrad in patients with disseminated tumors that were diagnosed via bone marrow examination. The prognosis of patients was very poor and survivals were only a few days or weeks (except for 4 patients whose survivals were longer). We concluded that MAHA, LEB and unexplained cytopenias are strong indicators of the necessity of bone marrow examination. Because of the very short survival of many patients, all investigational procedures should be judged in view of their rationality, and should be focused on treatable primary tumors.

  11. The bone marrow aspirate and biopsy in the diagnosis of unsuspected nonhematologic malignancy: A clinical study of 19 cases

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    Evrensel Turkkan

    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Although bone marrow metastases can be found commonly in some malignant tumors, diagnosing a nonhematologic malignancy from marrow is not a usual event. Methods To underscore the value of bone marrow aspiration and biopsy as a short cut in establishing a diagnosis for disseminated tumors, we reviewed 19 patients with nonhematologic malignancies who initially had diagnosis from bone marrow. Results The main indications for bone marrow examination were microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA, leukoerythroblastosis (LEB and unexplained cytopenias. Bone marrow aspiration was not diagnostic due to dry tap or inadequate material in 6 cases. Biopsy results were parallel to the cytological ones in all cases except one; however a meticulous second examination of the biopsy confirmed the cytologic diagnosis in this patient too. The most common histologic subtype was adenocarcinoma, and after all the clinical and laboratory evaluations, the primary focus was disclosed definitively in ten patients (5 stomach, 3 prostate, 1 lung, 1 muscle and probably in four patients (3 gastrointestinal tract, 1 lung. All work up failed in five patients and these cases were classified as tumor of unknown origin (TUO. Conclusion Our series showed that anemia, thrombocytopenia, elevated red cell distribution width (RDW and hypoproteinemia formed a uniform tetrad in patients with disseminated tumors that were diagnosed via bone marrow examination. The prognosis of patients was very poor and survivals were only a few days or weeks (except for 4 patients whose survivals were longer. We concluded that MAHA, LEB and unexplained cytopenias are strong indicators of the necessity of bone marrow examination. Because of the very short survival of many patients, all investigational procedures should be judged in view of their rationality, and should be focused on treatable primary tumors.

  12. Utility of flow cytometry immunophenotyping for the diagnosis and classification of lymphoma in community hospital clinical needle aspiration/biopsies.

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    Siebert, J D; Weeks, L M; List, L W; Kugler, J W; Knost, J A; Fishkin, P A; Goergen, M H

    2000-12-01

    Flow cytometry immunophenotyping (FC) of needle aspiration/biopsy (NAB) samples has been reported to be useful for the diagnosis and classification of lymphoma in university and cancer center-based settings. Nevertheless, there is no agreement on the utility of these methods. To further define the utility of adjunctive FC of clinical NAB for the diagnosis and classification of lymphoma, and to determine if this approach is practicable in a routine clinical practice setting. A community-based hospital. Clinical NABs were submitted for adjunctive FC between June 1996 and September 1999 if initial smears were suspicious for lymphoma. Smears and cell block or needle core tissues were routinely processed and paraffin-section immunostains were performed if indicated. The final diagnosis was determined by correlating clinical and pathologic data, and the revised European-American classification criteria were used to subtype lymphomas. Needle aspiration/biopsies from 60 different patients were submitted for FC. Final diagnoses were lymphoma (n = 38), other neoplasm (n = 15), benign (n = 6), or insufficient (n = 1). For 38 lymphomas (20 primary, 18 recurrent), patients ranged in age from 32 to 86 years (mean, 62 years); samples were obtained from the retroperitoneum (n = 11), lymph node (n = 9), abdomen (n = 8), mediastinum (n = 6), or other site (n = 4); and lymphoma subtypes were indolent B-cell (n = 20; 2 small lymphocytic, 14 follicle center, 4 not subtyped), aggressive B-cell (n = 14; 3 mantle cell, 10 large cell, 1 not subtyped), B-cell not further specified (n = 2), or Hodgkin disease (n = 2). For the diagnosis of these lymphomas, FC was necessary in 20 cases, useful in 14 cases, not useful in 2 cases, and misleading in 2 cases. Thirty-two of 36 lymphoma patients with follow-up data received antitumor therapy based on the results of NAB plus FC. Adjunctive FC of NABs is potentially practicable in a community hospital, is necessary or useful for the diagnosis and

  13. Diagnosis and typing of systemic amyloidosis: The role of abdominal fat pad fine needle aspiration biopsy

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    Halloush Ruba

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Systemic amyloidosis (SA has a broad nonspecific clinical presentation. Its diagnosis depends on identifying amyloid in tissues. Abdominal fat pad fine needle aspiration (FPFNA has been suggested as a sensitive and specific test for diagnosing SA. Materials and Methods: Thirty-nine FPFNA from 38 patients (16 women and 20 men, age range 40-88 years during a 15-year period were reviewed. Smears and cell blocks were stained with Congo red (CR. A panel of antibodies (serum amyloid protein, serum amyloid A, albumin, transthyretin, kappa light chain and lambda light chain was used on six cell blocks from five patients. The FNA findings were correlated with clinical and histological follow-up. Results: FPFNAs were positive, confirmed by CR in 5/39 (13%, suspicious in 1/39 (3%, negative in 28/39 (72%, and insufficient for diagnosis in 5/39 (13% of cases. In all the positive cases, SA was confirmed within 2-16 weeks. Among the 28 negative cases, SA was diagnosed in 21, the rest were lost to follow-up. Among the insufficient cases, SA was diagnosed in four and one was lost to follow-up. Specificity was 100%, whereas sensitivity was 19%. SA typing using cell block sections was successful in three, un-interpretable in one, and negative in two cases. Conclusion: FPFNA for SA is not as good as previously reported. This may be due to different practice setting, level of experience, diagnostic technique, or absence of abdominal soft tissue involvement. A negative result of FPFNA does not exclude SA. Immune phenotyping of amyloid is possible on cell block.

  14. Histological diagnosis of gastric submucosal tumors: A pilot study of endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy vs mucosal cutting biopsy.

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    Ikehara, Hisatomo; Li, Zhaoliang; Watari, Jiro; Taki, Masato; Ogawa, Tomohiro; Yamasaki, Takahisa; Kondo, Takashi; Toyoshima, Fumihiko; Kono, Tomoaki; Tozawa, Katsuyuki; Ohda, Yoshio; Tomita, Toshihiko; Oshima, Tadayuki; Fukui, Hirokazu; Matsuda, Ikuo; Hirota, Seiichi; Miwa, Hiroto

    2015-10-10

    To compare the usefulness of endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (EUS-FNAB) without cytology and mucosal cutting biopsy (MCB) in the histological diagnosis of gastric submucosal tumor (SMT). We prospectively compared the diagnostic yield, feasibility, and safety of EUS-FNAB and those of MCB based on endoscopic submucosal dissection. The cases of 20 consecutive patients with gastric SMT ≥ 1 cm in diameter. who underwent both EUS-FNAB and MCB were investigated. The histological diagnoses were gastrointestinal stromal tumors (n = 7), leiomyoma (n = 6), schwannoma (n = 2), aberrant pancreas (n = 2), and one case each of glomus tumor, metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma, and no-diagnosis. The tumors' mean size was 23.6 mm. Histological diagnosis was made in 65.0% of the EUS-FNABs and 60.0% of the MCBs, a nonsignificant difference. There were no significant differences in the diagnostic yield concerning the tumor location or tumor size between the two methods. However, diagnostic specimens were significantly more frequently obtained in lesions with intraluminal growth than in those with extraluminal growth by the MCB method (P = 0.01). All four SMTs with extraluminal growth were diagnosed only by EUS-FNAB (P = 0.03). No complications were found in either method. MCB may be chosen as an alternative diagnostic modality in tumors showing the intraluminal growth pattern regardless of tumor size, whereas EUS-FNAB should be performed for SMTs with extraluminal growth.

  15. Fine-needle aspiration versus core needle biopsy for diagnosis of thyroid malignancy and neoplasm: a matched cohort study.

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    Kim, Soo-Yeon; Lee, Hye Sun; Moon, Jieun; Kim, Eun-Kyung; Moon, Hee Jung; Yoon, Jung Hyun; Kwak, Jin Young

    2017-02-01

    To compare the diagnostic performances of fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and core needle biopsy (CNB) in the diagnosis of thyroid malignancy and neoplasm in patients who underwent surgery for thyroid nodules. This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board, and the need to obtain informed consent was waived. 3192 patients who underwent FNA (n = 3048) or CNB (n = 144) for diagnosis of thyroid nodules and then proceeded with surgery were included. Surgical pathologic diagnosis was the reference standard. Diagnostic performances of FNA and CNB to predict malignancy and neoplasm were compared. Propensity score matching was used to match patients with FNA with those with CNB because there were significant differences in the number of nodules and nodule characteristics between the FNA and CNB groups. Before matching, the sensitivity and accuracy of FNA were significantly higher or comparable with those of CNB, and the specificity, negative predictive value and positive predictive value were comparable. After matching, the diagnostic performances were similar, with the exception of specificity for predicting neoplasm being higher with CNB than with FNA. FNA showed comparable diagnostic performance to CNB; therefore, there may be no benefit in performing CNB to diagnose papillary thyroid carcinoma and neoplasm. • Diagnostic performances of FNA and CNB for thyroid malignancy and neoplasm were compared. • FNA showed comparable performances to CNB both before and after statistical matching. • There may be no benefit in performing CNB, given the comparable performances.

  16. Stromal tissue as an adjunct tool in the diagnosis of follicular thyroid lesions by fine-needle aspiration biopsy

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    Kien T Mai

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The stroma in fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB of thyroid lesions has not been well investigated. Design : We studied 256 consecutive cases of thyroid FNAB prepared with traditional smear technique. The stroma was categorized: Type 1a consisted of long (more than 3 mm, broad bands composed of mesh containing collagen fibrils thickened by entrapped blood components and follicular cells. Type 1b consisted of dense strands/bands. Type 2 was similar to Type 1a but with shorter (<2 mm and looser stromal strands. Results : Types 1a and b showed straight/curved/circular branching patterns suggestive of incomplete frameworks of nodular/papillary architectures or fragments of capsule. Type 1b stroma likely represented thick/collagenized fibrous septae. Incomplete or complete rings of small encapsulated tumor were occasionally identified. These frameworks of stroma were frequently associated with multinodular goiters (MNGs which are often hypocellular and follicular neoplasms/papillary thyroid carcinoma with increased cellularity. Type 2 was associated with microfollicles in encapsulated neoplasms or with macrofollicles in MNG. Follicular lesions of unknown significance (n = 41 either negative (n = 26 or positive (n = 15 for carcinoma in subsequent follow-up were frequently associated with stroma characteristic of MNG and carcinoma, respectively. Conclusion : The preservation of the in vivo architecture of Type 1 is likely due to its elasticity. Recognition of the stromal architecture will likely facilitate the diagnosis.

  17. Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of the Thyroid

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    ... Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of the Thyroid An ultrasound-guided thyroid biopsy uses sound waves ... Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of the Thyroid? During a fine needle aspiration biopsy of the ...

  18. Magnetic resonance imaging assisted with fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of fibrosarcomas of the skull in dogs.

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    Zhalniarovich, Y; Adamiak, Z; Przyborowska, P; Otrocka-Domagała, D

    2013-01-01

    Five canine patients were directed to low-field magnetic resonance imaging due to different neurological defects. In each case there were heterogeneous extraaxial masses covering left or right dorsal parietal and occipital lobes that were isointense to the brain on T1-weighted Spin Echo images, isointense to hypointense to the brain on T2-weighted Fast Spin Echo sequences and hypointense to the brain on Flair sequence. After MRI study fine needle aspiration biopsy of the tumors was performed. On the basis of the cytological examination fibrosarcomas with of moderate malignancy were diagnosed.

  19. Fine needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNAB) in the initial evaluation and ...

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    Fine needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNAB) in the initial evaluation and diagnosis of palpable soft tissue lesions and with histologic correlation. ... The lesions were located in the trunk -56 cases, upper arm -7, forearm -1, hand -1, thigh -28, leg -7 and the foot-7. The FNAB was diagnosed as benign in 56 (52.3%) cases, malignant ...

  20. Core-needle biopsy under CT fluoroscopy guidance and fine-needle aspiration cytology: Comparison of diagnostic yield in the diagnosis of lung and mediastinum tumors. Analysis of frequency and types of complications.

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    Szlęzak, Przemysław; Srutek, Ewa; Gorycki, Tomasz; Kowalewski, Janusz; Studniarek, Michał

    2014-01-01

    Patients with pathological tissue mass in thoracic cage found with imaging require histopathological or cytological confirmation of malignancy before treatment. The tissue material essential for patomorphological evaluation can be acquired with fine-needle aspiration biopsies (FNAB) controlled with CT and core-needle biopsy (CNB) under real-time CT fluoroscopy guidance. The purpose of this work is to carry out a retrospective analysis of the two methods with regards to their informativity, frequency and the kind of complications. From January, 2012 to May 2013, 76 core-needle biopsies of lung and mediastinum tumors were conducted and compared with 86 fine-needle aspiration biopsies(FNAB) of lung and mediastinum tumors, including 30 patients who underwent FNAB and were referred to CNB in order to specify the diagnosis. Complete histopathological diagnosis was made in 91% with the use of CNB and in 37% when FNAB was the chosen method. Early complications were observed in 32% patients who underwent BG and in group of 11% who underwent FNAB. Late complications, however, appeared in 29% patients after CNB and 13% after FNAB. In 24 cases CNB specified the complete diagnosis. Core-needle biopsy in comparison to fine-needle aspiration biopsy has more frequent rate of negligible complications, however, it offers higher diagnostic yield for diagnostic of lung and mediastinum neoplastic disease and allows for more precise diagnosis of focal lesions.

  1. Validity of ultrasound-guided aspiration needle biopsy in the diagnosis of micrometastases in sentinel lymph nodes in patients with cutaneous melanoma

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    Šijan Goran

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background/Aim. Cutaneous melanoma is one of the most aggressive solid cancers, that develops local, regional and distant metastases. The presence of metastases in lymph nodes is in correlation with Breslow tumor thickness. According to various researches, in melanoma with more than 4 mm Breslow thickness, lymph node micrometastases can be found in 60-70% of cases. Sentinel lymph nodes biopsy is a diagnostic procedure for lymph node micrometastasis detection, which is necessary for disease staging. In recent studies, ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration with cytology (US FNAC of the sentinel lymph node was used as less invasive procedure, but is not accepted as the standard procedure. The goal of this work was to define sensitivity, specification and precision of the ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration method in comparison with standard sentinel lymph node biopsy. Methods. After obtaining the Ethics Committee’s permission, from 2012 to 2014 a total of 60 patients with cutaneous melanoma were enrolled, and divided into three groups: group I with thin melanoma, group II with intermediate thickness melanoma and group III with thick melanoma. The presence of micrometastases in sentinel regional lymph nodes was analyzed by US FNAC. The results obtained were compared to sentinel lymph nodes biopsy (SLNB results. The golden standard for calculating the specific, sensitive and precise characteristics of the method of US FNAC of sentinel lymph nodes was histopathologic lymph node examination of sentinel lymph nodes acquired through biopsy. Results. Detection rate of US FNAC was 0% in the group I, 5% in the group II and 30% in the group III. SLNB detection rates were: 10% in the group I, 15% in the group II, and 45% in the group III. In melanoma thicker than 4 mm, 15% of the patients were false negative by US FNAC. The sensitivity of US FNAC for all the patients was 50%: in the group I, 0%; in the group II, 33.3%; and in the group III, 66

  2. [Value of aspiration biopsy of subcutaneous fat in amyloidosis].

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    Ponce, P; Carvalho, F; Coelho, A

    1986-01-01

    Fine-needle aspiration of subcutaneous fat (FNAF) was performed in 24 patients, 12 with previously diagnosed amyloidosis presenting with proteinuria or nephrotic syndrome, and 12 presenting a nephrotic syndrome without amyloidosis on renal biopsy. FNAF was positive in 10 of 12 patients with amyloidosis (sensitivity: 83%) and negative in 12 of 12 patients with non-amyloid nephrotic syndrome (specificity: 100%). Considering a 2.5 to 10% prevalence of amyloidosis in adult patients with proteinuria or nephrotic syndrome, a positive FNAF is diagnostic of amyloidosis, and a negative FNAF rules out the diagnosis with a probability of 98 to 99%. FNAF is a simple and safe method which can be useful in patients who cannot undergo a renal biopsy.

  3. Scan-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in malignant hepatic disease

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    Johansen, P.; Svendsen, K.N.

    1978-09-01

    The method of scan-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy of the liver is described, and the diagnostic value of this combined method in the diagnosis of malignant hepatic disease is evaluated in 83 confirmed cases, showing a specificity of 100% and a sensitivity of 94%. The combined method is compared to liver scanning alone and to Menghini biopsy. Different methods for the diagnosis of malignant hepatic disease are discussed, and it is concluded that scan-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy has a diagnostic value only obtainable otherwise by a combination of liver scanning and biopsy during laparoscopy. Cytologic features in the two most common tumor types in this study, i.e., metastatic colonic adenocarcinoma and hepatocarcinoma, are presented along with a brief discussion of the specificity of the cytologic diagnosis of hepatocarcinoma.

  4. Ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy of superficial lymph nodes: an alternative to fine-needle aspiration cytology for the diagnosis of lymph node metastasis in cutaneous melanoma.

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    Bohelay, Gérôme; Battistella, Maxime; Pagès, Cécile; de Margerie-Mellon, Constance; Basset-Seguin, Nicole; Viguier, Manuelle; Kerob, Delphine; Madjlessi, Nika; Baccard, Michel; Archimbaud, Alain; Comte, Christelle; Mourah, Samia; Porcher, Raphael; Bagot, Martine; Janin, Anne; De Kerviler, Eric; Lebbé, Céleste

    2015-12-01

    To investigate the diagnostic value of ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy (US-CNB) in suspected cases of lymph node metastasis from cutaneous melanoma. All patients with cutaneous melanoma followed in Saint-Louis Hospital between 2006 and 2010 who underwent US-CNB for suspicion of melanoma lymph node metastasis were reviewed retrospectively. Histopathological results of US-CNB samples were classified as melanoma, other malignancy, suspicious, inadequate, or benign. The diagnostic accuracy of US-CNB was assessed by comparison with two reference standards: histopathological examination of the radical lymph node dissection or, when this was not available, clinical and radiological follow-up. The data from 72 US-CNB were analyzed. Forty-four melanomas, 22 benign, three other malignancies, three inadequate samples, and no inconclusive specimens were diagnosed. Seventy-one US-CNB results were confirmed (98.6%). US-CNB achieved high sensitivity, specificity, and positive predictive value (respectively, 97.9, 100, and 100%). No adverse events were reported after the procedure. US-CNB provided a mean tissue volume of 16.7 mm per lymphadenopathy. US-CNB has diagnostic value similar to that of fine-needle aspiration cytology. It represents a reliable alternative method in melanoma lymph node metastasis to avoid surgery in patients who will not benefit from it. US-CNB provides relatively large samples of tissue suitable for comprehensive genomic analyses currently needed for research and personalized care of melanoma patients.

  5. Value of fine-needle aspiration biopsy of salivary gland lesions

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    Christensen, Rikke Kølby; Bjørndal, Kristine; Godballe, Christian

    2010-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the utility of fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) in the diagnosis and treatment planning of the lesions of the salivary gland. METHODS: Eight hundred seventy-nine aspiration biopsies of the lesion of the salivary gland over a 10-year period, from...... was 98%, and the negative predictive value was 97%. The overall accuracy was 93%. The correct subtyping of the benign lesions was 97%, and the exact type-specific concordance of the malignant lesions was 71%. CONCLUSION: Considerable benefit to the patient may result from the cautious use of FNAB...

  6. Bone marrow aspirate microscopy v. bone marrow trephine biopsy ...

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    Baragwanath Hospital, a tertiary level hospital in Johannesburg, SA. The study was approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee. Bone marrow aspirate microscopy v. bone marrow trephine biopsy microscopy for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosisinfection. Q Sedick, MB ChB, FCPath (Haem), MMed (Haem); J ...

  7. Comparative evaluation of bone marrow aspirate particle smears, imprints and biopsy sections.

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    Sabharwal B

    1990-10-01

    Full Text Available Comparative evaluation of bone marrow aspirate particle smears, imprints and biopsy sections was done on 30 haematological problems. Core needle biopsy of the bone marrow is a safe and useful procedure. It is a valuable diagnostic aid for measurement of marrow cellularity, metastatic tumours and fibrosis. It should not be taken as a substitute for examination of the marrow by aspiration smear but is a complementary procedure which affords several advantages. Bone marrow biopsy was of maximum utility in myelofibrosis which was diagnosed on biopsy alone. There were three additional cases with normal bone marrow aspiration in which specific diagnosis could only be made from bone marrow biopsy sections. New methodologies i.e. plastic embedding and semi thin sections of undecalcified bone marrow, can be expected to improve the cytological details of tissue obtained by biopsy. Imprint preparations obtained from biopsy can be useful in patients of malignancy but we have found them to be of limited value except in cases of dry tap.

  8. FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY IN TUMOUR DIAGNOSIS

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    INTRODUCTION. Fine needle aspiration cytology. (FNAC), a technique for obtaining cellular material for cytological examination and diagnosis using a 21- gauge or smaller needle, is performed using a 5, 10, or 20ml syringe either freehand or using special syringe holders. It allows a minimally invasive, rapid diagnosis of ...

  9. Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy. Technique and considerations

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    R.A. Trejo-Ayala

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    Full Text Available Bone marrow aspiration and bone marrow biopsy are invasive procedures in which good technical skill is crucial to obtain samples suitable for processing and diagnostic interpretation. The type and calibre of the needle is one of the main variables of the technique, and is selected on the basis of the age, gender and body mass of the patient. This article provides a practical, step-by-step guide to the technique for both procedures. It also discusses existing techniques for reducing the pain associated with the procedure, an essential aspect for the patient that if poorly handled, can force cancellation of the procedure.

  10. Fine needle aspiration cytology diagnosis of cutaneous ...

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    We report a case of cutaneous sporotrichosis diagnosed on fine needle aspiration cytology. The cytologic findings had features which included presence of fungal elements compatible with Sporothrix morphology that allowed a correct diagnosis in our case. It is concluded that the FNA cytology of sporotrichosis is ...

  11. Role of fluoroscopic guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in spinal pathologies

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    Chauhan Vijendra

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The presence of vertebral lesion, whether symptomatic or not presents a diagnostic challenge. Open biopsy of spine is associated with considerable clinical morbidity. Hence it was decided to evaluate the efficacy of fluoroscopic guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (FGFNAB in providing a definitive diagnosis in pathologies of the spine and to determine the degree of co-relation between the histopathological diagnosis and the presumptive clinicoradiological diagnosis. Methods: A prospective study of 103 patients in whom a presumptive diagnosis was made by available imaging techniques (including magnetic resonance imaging was undertaken. All patients underwent histopathological /cytological examination for confirmation of the presumptive diagnosis, using material obtained through FGFNAB. Results: A definitive diagnosis was established, through FGFNAB, in 76 (73.8% patients. Non concordant diagnosis was seen in 13(12% of patients. In 27 (26.2% patients the results of FGFNAB were inconclusive. Conclusion: FGFNAB is a minimally invasive, technically easy, quick and cost-effective procedure. It can be done on an outpatient basis, under local anaesthesia and often eliminates the need for an open biopsy. FGFNAB can clinch the diagnosis early and helps institute definitive therapy. Hence we strongly recommend FGFNAB as a basic investigation in all pathological lesions of the spine.

  12. Repeated nondiagnostic result of thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsy

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    Klaudia Ziemiańska

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim of the study: Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB is the most accurate and cost-effective method to evaluate the risk of malignancy of thyroid nodules, but approximately 1–24% of FNABs generate a nondiagnostic result (ND-FNAB. The aim of this study was to determine the predictive factors of a repeated nondiagnostic result of FNAB. Material and methods : A total of 4018 FNABs performed in a territorial referral centre were analysed, of which 288 (7.17% were nondiagnostic. Medical records were available for 245 biopsies performed in 228 patients. The retrospective analysis of factors that may influence a repeat ND-FNAB, including demographic, clinical and ultrasound characteristics, was performed. Results : A repeat FNAB was performed in 159 nodules giving a diagnostic result in 79.2% of cases. The time between the biopsies ranged from 1 to 611 days (mean 154.4, median 119. The timing of a repeat FNAB did not significantly alter the diagnostic output (p = 0.29. In the univariate analysis, significant predictors of a repeat ND-FNAB were older patient age (p = 0.02, L-thyroxine supplementation (p = 0.05, and a history of 131 I therapy (p < 0.0001. In the multivariate analysis, only a history of 131 I therapy was a statistically significant risk factor for a repeat ND-FNAB (p = 0.002. Conclusions : Patients with a history of 131 I therapy and ND-FNAB should undergo periodic ultrasonographic assessment rather than a repeat biopsy. The interval between repeated FNABs recommended by guidelines does not affect the diagnostic output.

  13. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in Diagnosis of Pure Neuritic Leprosy

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    Bipin Kumar

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    Full Text Available Leprosy is a chronic infection affecting mainly the skin and peripheral nerve. Pure neuritic form of this disease manifests by involvement of the nerve in the absence of skin lesions. Therefore, it can sometimes create a diagnostic problem. It often requires a nerve biopsy for diagnosis, which is an invasive procedure and may lead to neural deficit. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC of an affected nerve can be a valuable and less invasive procedure for the diagnosis of such cases. We report five suspected cases of pure neuritic Hansen's disease involving the common and superficial peroneal, ulnar, and median nerve, who underwent FNAC. Smears revealed nerve fibers infiltrated by chronic inflammatory cells in all cases, presence of epithelioid cells granulomas, and Langhans giant cells in three cases, and acid fast bacilli in two cases. In conclusion, FNAC is a safe, less invasive, and time saving procedure for the diagnosis of pure neuritic leprosy.

  14. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in Diagnosis of Pure Neuritic Leprosy

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    Kumar, Bipin; Pradhan, Anju

    2011-01-01

    Leprosy is a chronic infection affecting mainly the skin and peripheral nerve. Pure neuritic form of this disease manifests by involvement of the nerve in the absence of skin lesions. Therefore, it can sometimes create a diagnostic problem. It often requires a nerve biopsy for diagnosis, which is an invasive procedure and may lead to neural deficit. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of an affected nerve can be a valuable and less invasive procedure for the diagnosis of such cases. We report five suspected cases of pure neuritic Hansen's disease involving the common and superficial peroneal, ulnar, and median nerve, who underwent FNAC. Smears revealed nerve fibers infiltrated by chronic inflammatory cells in all cases, presence of epithelioid cells granulomas, and Langhans giant cells in three cases, and acid fast bacilli in two cases. In conclusion, FNAC is a safe, less invasive, and time saving procedure for the diagnosis of pure neuritic leprosy. PMID:21660285

  15. Can concurrent core biopsy and fine needle aspiration biopsy improve the false negative rate of sonographically detectable breast lesions?

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The aims of this study were to determine the accuracy of concurrent core needle biopsy (CNB and fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB for breast lesions and to estimate the false-negative rate using the two methods combined. Methods Over a seven-year period, 2053 patients with sonographically detectable breast lesions underwent concurrent ultrasound-guided CNB and FNAB. The sonographic and histopathological findings were classified into four categories: benign, indeterminate, suspicious, and malignant. The histopathological findings were compared with the definitive excision pathology results. Patients with benign core biopsies underwent a detailed review to determine the false-negative rate. The correlations between the ultrasonography, FNAB, and CNB were determined. Results Eight hundred eighty patients were diagnosed with malignant disease, and of these, 23 (2.5% diagnoses were found to be false-negative after core biopsy. After an intensive review of discordant FNAB results, the final false-negative rate was reduced to 1.1% (p-value = 0.025. The kappa coefficients for correlations between methods were 0.304 (p-value p-value p-value Conclusions Concurrent CNB and FNAB under ultrasound guidance can provide accurate preoperative diagnosis of breast lesions and provide important information for appropriate treatment. Identification of discordant results using careful radiological-histopathological correlation can reduce the false-negative rate.

  16. Contribution of nasal biopsy to leprosy diagnosis.

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    Melo Naves, Marcell; Gomes Patrocinio, Lucas; Patrocinio, José Antonio; Naves Mota, Flávia Marques; Diniz de Souza, Antônio; Negrão Fleury, Raul; Bernardes Goulart, Isabela Maria

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    The nasal mucosa plays the main role as the entry and the exit of leprosy bacilli and the nasal involvement may precede the skin lesions by several years. Nasal biopsy has been used in research but its clinical application has not been described. We evaluated the contribution of the nasal biopsy for the diagnosis of leprosy and its correlation to skin biopsy and skin smear in untreated patients. We evaluated changes in nasal biopsy in 227 leprosy patients. Patients were clinically classified and skin and nasal biopsies and skin smear were performed. Nasal biopsy showed positivity in 100% of the lepromatous spectrum decreasing toward the tuberculoid (TT) pole. Patients with TT or indeterminate forms did not present any nasal alterations, showing that they are the true paucibacillary forms. Also, the nasal biopsies of two patients were the only exam to show positivity. The bacillary index of the nasal biopsy was strongly correlated to skin biopsy and slit-skin smear. Additionally, the agreement among the exams was good, revealing the reliability of the nasal biopsy in leprosy diagnosis. The present study showed a rate of 48% of positivity in nasal biopsy of untreated patients, correlating well with skin biopsy and skin smear. Thus, the method in leprosy diagnosis and clinical form classification has shown great reliability.

  17. Thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy: Do we really need an on-site cytopathologist?

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    Cengic, Ismet, E-mail: ismetcengic@yahoo.com [Department of Radiology, Marmara University, School of Medicine, Fevzi Cakmak Mahallesi Mimar Sinan Caddesi No: 41, 34899 Ust Kaynarca Pendik, Istanbul (Turkey); Tureli, Derya, E-mail: deryatureli@yahoo.com [Department of Radiology, Marmara University, School of Medicine, Fevzi Cakmak Mahallesi Mimar Sinan Caddesi No: 41, 34899 Ust Kaynarca Pendik, Istanbul (Turkey); Ahiskali, Rengin, E-mail: renginiara@gmail.com [Department of Pathology, Marmara University, School of Medicine, Fevzi Cakmak Mahallesi Mimar Sinan Caddesi No: 41, 34899 Ust Kaynarca Pendik, Istanbul (Turkey); Bugdayci, Onur, E-mail: onurbug@hotmail.com [Department of Radiology, Marmara University, School of Medicine, Fevzi Cakmak Mahallesi Mimar Sinan Caddesi No: 41, 34899 Ust Kaynarca Pendik, Istanbul (Turkey); Aydin, Hilal, E-mail: hilalaltasaydin@gmail.com [Department of Radiology, Marmara University, School of Medicine, Fevzi Cakmak Mahallesi Mimar Sinan Caddesi No: 41, 34899 Ust Kaynarca Pendik, Istanbul (Turkey); Aribal, Erkin, E-mail: earibal@gmail.com [Department of Radiology, Marmara University, School of Medicine, Fevzi Cakmak Mahallesi Mimar Sinan Caddesi No: 41, 34899 Ust Kaynarca Pendik, Istanbul (Turkey)

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    Purpose: The aim of this single center study is to evaluate the effectiveness of performing ultrasound-guided thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsies (FNAB) performed by the radiologist alone without an on-site cytopathologist. Materials and methods: In this prospective randomized study, 203 patients with single nodules measuring 10 mm or more underwent ultrasound-guided FNAB: 102 patients underwent FNAB performed by the radiologist accompanied by a cytopathologist (control group); 101 patients underwent FNAB by the radiologist alone (study group). In both groups biopsy time, specimen adequacy ratio, total aspiration number, cytopathologist's cytological diagnosis time (t1), cytopathologist's total time consumption (t2) were evaluated. Results: Mean total biopsy time was 8.74 ± 2.31 min in the study group and was significantly shorter than the control group's 11.97 ± 6.75 min (p = 0.004). The average number of aspirations per patient in the study group was 4.00 ± 0; compared to the control group's 3.56 ± 1.23 this was significantly higher (p = 0.001). t1 of the study group was 307.48 ± 226.32 s; compared to 350.14 ± 247.64 s in the control group, there was no statistically significant difference (p = 0.137). t2 of the study group was 672.93 ± 270.45 s; compared to the control group (707.03 ± 258.78 s) there was no statistically significant difference (p = 0.360). Diagnostic adequacy of aspirated specimens was reassessed in the pathology laboratory. In the study group, 84 out of 101 aspirations and in the control group 89 out of 102 aspirations was determined as adequate with no statistically significant difference (p = 0.302). Conclusions: We believe that in centers where a cytopathologist is not available, ultrasound-guided thyroid FNAB can be adequately performed by an experienced radiologist who was effectively trained in smear preparation.

  18. Learning curve of thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsy.

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    Penín, Manuel; Martín, M Ángeles; San Millán, Beatriz; García, Juana

    2017-12-01

    Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is the reference procedure for thyroid nodule evaluation. Its main limitation are inadequate samples, which should be less than 20%. To analyze the learning curve of the procedure by comparing the results of a non-experienced endocrinologist (endocrinologist 2) to those of an experienced one (endocrinologist 1). Sixty FNABs were analyzed from February to June 2016. Each endocrinologist made 2punctures of every nodule in a random order. This order and the professional making every puncture were unknown to the pathologist who examined the samples. Endocrinologist 1 had a higher percentage of diagnoses than endocrinologist 2 (82% vs. 72%, P=.015). In the first 20 FNABs, the difference between both physicians was remarkable and statistically significant (80% vs. 50%, P=.047). In the following 20 FNABs, the difference narrowed and was not statistically significant (90% vs. 65%, P=.058). In the final 20 FNABs, the difference was minimal and not statistically significant (75% vs. 70%, P=.723). The learning curve of ultrasound-guided FNAB may be completed in a suitable environment by performing it at least 60 times. Although the guidelines recommend at least 3punctures per nodule, 2are enough to achieve an accurate percentage of diagnoses. Copyright © 2017 SEEN y SED. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  19. Nerve Biopsy In The Diagnosis Of Leporsy

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    Full Text Available Skin and nerve biopsies were done in 33 cases of different clinical types of leprosy selected from Dermatology OPD of Medical College and Hospitals, Calcutta during 1994-95. Histopathological results were compared with emphasis on the role of nerve biopsies in detection of patients with multibacillary leprosy. The evident possibility of having patients with multibacillary leprosy in peripheral leprosy with multiple drugs. It is found that skin and nerve biopsy are equally informative in borderline and lepromatour leprosy and is the only means to diagnose polyneuritic leprosy. Nerve biopsy appears to be more informative in the diagnosis of all clinical types of leprosy.

  20. Celiac Disease Diagnosis: Endoscopic Biopsy

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    Diagnosis If antibody tests and symptoms suggest celiac disease, the physician needs to establish the diagnosis by obtaining tiny pieces of tissue from the upper small intestine to check for damage to ...

  1. NEEDLE BIOPSY IN DIAGNOSIS OF PROSTATIC CANCER

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    Kaufman, Joseph J.; Rosenthal, Milton; Goodwin, Willard E.

    1954-01-01

    Four methods available for the diagnosis of carcinoma of the prostate—digital rectal evaluation, prostatic smear, needle biopsy and open perineal or transurethral biopsy—were studied and correlated. One hundred ten patients with clinical indications of cancer of the prostate were subjected to needle biopsy and open perineal or transurethral biopsy. Seventy of the same patients had prostatic smear examination. Using the open perineal biopsy or the positive transurethral biopsy as the standard, the accuracy of prostatic palpation, prostatic smear and needle biopsy were obtained. A high degree of correlation (74 per cent) was demonstrated between digital rectal evaluation and positive surgical biopsies in both early and late cases. There were 17 false positive clinical diagnoses. The prostatic smear showed an overall correlation of 45 per cent when compared with the results of positive surgical biopsy. The overall accuracy of needle biopsy was 73 per cent. However, in the last 39 cases, including eight in which the carcinomas were of groups A and B (curable), the needle accuracy was 100 per cent. When there is clinical indication of malignant disease of the prostate, needle biopsy of the lesion is warranted and should be done before definitive or palliative treatment is undertaken. ImagesFigure 1.Figure 2.Figure 3.Figure 4. PMID:13209358

  2. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy of lymph nodes

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    Feb 2, 2012 ... of a sample of cells, using a fine needle, from a suspicious mass for diagnostic purposes'. 1 .... for taking FNAs should lie in the hands of individuals who have a sufficient .... If only blood aspirated, remove needle, apply pressure for 1 min, repeat aspirate using new needle and syringe; try smaller needle; ...

  3. Reye's syndrome; diagnosis by muscle biopsy?

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    Shapira, Y; Deckelbaum, R; Statter, M; Tennenbaum, A; Aker, M; Yarom, R

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    Three children with Reye's syndrome are described. One child died, the second had mild and transient illness, and the third had recurrent episodes. In all 3 children a muscle biopsy showed pronounced infiltration of the myofibres with fat microdroplets as shown by the oil red O stain and by electron microscopical examination. We suggest that needle biopsy of muscle may be a quick and safe aid to the diagnosis of Reye's syndrome, and may be preferable to liver biopsy in view of the pronounced tendency to bleed in Reye's syndrome. Images Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3 Fig. 4 Fig. 5 Fig. 6 PMID:7247440

  4. BIOPSY AS A METHOD IN PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS OF BREAST CARCINOMA

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    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available In most of the cases, breast carcinoma is the primary tumor of the female population. Having in mind a well known fact that the best and most effective way for its terminal eradication is an early treatment upon its localization, tremendous efforts are being made to make an early diagnosis of breast cancer. The sooner the better. The early and precise diagnosis is of crucial importance in the application of adequate therapy, thus achieving more successful outcome with the possibility of complete healing. It is established on the basis of a routine clinical examination and supplementary diagnostic methods. Supplementary diagnostic methods may be noninvasive, minimally invasive and invasive. Noninvasive diagnostic methods are: mammography, xeromammography, ultrasound, thermography, galactography, pneumocystography, computerized mammography, translumination scintigraphy, magnetic resonance and tomography with positive emission.Minimally invasive diagnostic methods are: ductal lavage, aspiration cytology performed with a thin needle and “tru-cut” biopsy.Invasive methods include: biopsy “ex tempore” and “sentinel lymph node” biopsy.Great importance is attributed to the preoperative diagnosis with the help of which we are able to establish the precise and timely diagnosis.

  5. Second opinion in thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsy by the Bethesda system.

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    Park, Jae Hyun; Kim, Hyun Ki; Kang, Sang-Wook; Jeong, Jong Ju; Nam, Kee-Hyun; Chung, Woong-Youn; Park, Cheong Soo

    2012-01-01

    The present study was designed to determine the impact of secondary review of thyroid fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy on surgical management. A retrospective review of patients referred to our institution with a thyroid FNA biopsy was conducted. Cytologic diagnoses from the report at our center and the referring institution were re-categorized by the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology. The rate of diagnostic disagreement was evaluated between Primary Diagnosis (PD) and Second Opinion Diagnosis (SOD), and the clinicopathologic correlations and the number of cases that prompted changes in treatment as a result of diagnostic disagreement were analyzed. 1499 patients meeting our study criteria were enrolled in this study. Diagnostic disagreement comprised 394 cases (26.3%). In the case of diagnostic disagreement, SOD was supported on clinicopathologic follow-up in 271 cases (68.8%), of which a change in management was made in 54 (13.7%) cases, and PD was supported in 93 (23.6%) cases, of which a change in management was made in 13 (3.3%) cases. By the second opinion, 65 (4.5%) patients received proper management, and 14 (1.0%) patients received superfluous management. Wide use of secondary cytopathologic review of thyroid FNA specimens from referring institutions was recommended.

  6. [Assessment of amylase and lipase levels following puncture biopsy and fine needle aspiration guided by endoscopic ultrasound in pancreatic lesions].

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    Membrillo-Romero, Alejandro; Gonzalez-Lanzagorta, Rubén; Rascón-Martínez, Dulce María

    Puncture biopsy and fine needle aspiration guided by endoscopic ultrasound has been used as an effective technique and is quickly becoming the procedure of choice for diagnosis and staging in patients suspected of having pancreatic cancer. This procedure has replaced retrograde cholangiopancreatography and brush cytology due to its higher sensitivity for diagnosis, and lower risk of complications. To assess the levels of pancreatic enzymes amylase and lipase, after the puncture biopsy and fine needle aspiration guided by endoscopic ultrasound in pancreatic lesions and the frequency of post-puncture acute pancreatitis. A longitudinal and descriptive study of consecutive cases was performed on outpatients submitted to puncture biopsy and fine needle aspiration guided by endoscopic ultrasound in pancreatic lesions. Levels of pancreatic enzymes such as amylase and lipase were measured before and after the pancreatic puncture. Finally we documented post-puncture pancreatitis cases. A total of 100 patients who had been diagnosed with solid and cystic lesions were included in the study. Significant elevation was found at twice the reference value for lipase in 5 cases (5%) and for amylase in 2 cases (2%), none had clinical symptoms of acute pancreatitis. Eight (8%) of patients presented with mild nonspecific pain with no enzyme elevation compatible with pancreatitis. Pancreatic biopsy needle aspiration guided by endoscopic ultrasound was associated with a low rate of elevated pancreatic enzymes and there were no cases of post-puncture pancreatitis. Copyright © 2016 Academia Mexicana de Cirugía A.C. Publicado por Masson Doyma México S.A. All rights reserved.

  7. Evaluation of biopsy methods in the diagnosis of submandibular space pathology.

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    Olubaniyi, B O; Chow, V; Mandalia, U; Haldar, S; Gok, G; Michl, P; Ramesar, K; Sellon, E; Williams, M; Howlett, D C

    2014-03-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC), ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy (USCNB), punch biopsy, and surgical excision biopsy in neoplasms presenting within the submandibular space. A retrospective analysis of all patients with a pathological diagnosis of a submandibular space neoplasm within a 12-year period (February 1999 to June 2011) was performed. Biopsy results were compared to histopathological diagnosis obtained from surgical excision biopsy. Eighty-one specimens from 44 patients met the search criteria (15 FNAC, 24 USCNB, 7 punch biopsy, and 35 surgical excision biopsy). The final diagnosis was established by USCNB, punch biopsy, or surgical excision biopsy and not by FNAC alone. Surgical excision biopsy was performed as a primary diagnostic (n = 8), secondary diagnostic (n = 15), or as a post-diagnostic therapeutic procedure (n = 12). Non-diagnostic results were: FNAC 11/15, USCNB 2/24, and punch biopsy 1/7. Diagnostic results were: FNAC 2/15, USCNB 20/24, and punch biopsy 5/7. No complications were reported. Although punch biopsy demonstrated good yield and accuracy, its use is restricted to a small cohort of patients. USCNB is a safe and accurate technique in the submandibular space, with a low non-diagnostic rate. Copyright © 2013 International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. APPLICATION OF LIQUID-BASED CYTOLOGY TO FINE-NEEDLE ASPIRATION BIOPSIES OF THE THYROID GLAND

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    Guido eFadda

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available FNAB (fine-needle aspiration biopsy is regarded as an important tool for diagnosing thyroid lesions because of its simplicity, safety and cost-effectiveness. Its role in correctly characterizing the group of indeterminate lesions or follicular-patterned neoplasms (FN might be more decisive. LBC (Liquid-based cytology is a technique based on the use of a semi-automated device that has gained popularity as a method of collecting and processing both gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytologic specimens. It achieves a diagnostic sensitivity as accurate as conventional preparations especially for its excellent cell preservation and for the lack of background which decrease the amount of inadequate diagnoses. Moreover, the cellular material which has been stored in the preservative solution could be effectively used for the application of immunocytochemical and molecular techniques used especially for the Follicular proliferations . In many cases the cytologic features are similar in both methods but the colloid film and the lymphocytic component are more easily evaluated on direct smears whereas nuclear details and colloid globules are better evaluated in LBC slides. The LBC processed biopsies represent a valid alternative to conventional cytology. The possibility of applying special techniques enhance the efficacy of the cytological diagnosis of thyroid lesions.

  9. Application of liquid-based cytology to fine-needle aspiration biopsies of the thyroid gland.

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    Rossi, Esther Diana; Zannoni, Gian Franco; Moncelsi, Stefania; Stigliano, Egidio; Santeusanio, Giuseppe; Lombardi, Celestino Pio; Pontecorvi, Alfredo; Fadda, Guido

    2012-01-01

    Fine-needle aspiration biopsy is regarded as an important tool for diagnosing thyroid lesions because of its simplicity, safety, and cost-effectiveness. Its role in correctly characterizing the group of indeterminate lesions or follicular-patterned neoplasms (FN) might be more decisive. Liquid-based cytology (LBC) is a technique based on the use of a semi-automated device that has gained popularity as a method of collecting and processing both gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytologic specimens. It achieves a diagnostic sensitivity as accurate as conventional preparations especially for its excellent cell preservation and for the lack of background which decrease the amount of inadequate diagnoses. Moreover, the cellular material which has been stored in the preservative solution could be effectively used for the application of immunocytochemical and molecular techniques especially for the Follicular proliferations. In many cases the cytologic features are similar in both methods but the colloid film and the lymphocytic component are more easily evaluated on direct smears whereas nuclear details and colloid globules are better evaluated in LBC slides. The LBC-processed biopsies represent a valid alternative to conventional cytology. The possibility of applying special techniques enhance the efficacy of the cytological diagnosis of thyroid lesions.

  10. Liquid-based cytology in fine-needle aspiration biopsies of the thyroid gland.

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    Fadda, Guido; Rossi, Esther Diana

    2011-01-01

    Fine-needle aspiration biopsy is regarded as the most important diagnostic tool for thyroid lesions because of its simplicity, safety, and cost-effectiveness. However, its pivotal role in the correct characterization of the majority of nodules is impaired by the difficulties in discriminating benign from malignant follicular-patterned lesions. Liquid-based cytology (LBC) is a semiautomated device that has recently become widely available and has gained popularity as a method of collecting and processing both gynecologic and nongynecologic cytologic specimens. It achieves a diagnostic sensitivity as accurate as conventional preparations, especially for its excellent cell preservation and lack of background which decrease the amount of inadequate diagnoses. In many cases the cytologic features are similar in both methods, but the colloid film and the lymphocytic component are more easily evaluated on direct smears whereas nuclear details and colloid globules are better evaluated in LBC slides. The material stored in the preservative solution could be effectively used for the application of immunocytochemical and molecular techniques. LBC-processed biopsies represent a valid alternative to conventional cytology. The possibility of applying additional techniques enhances the efficacy of the cytologic diagnosis of thyroid lesions. Copyright © 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  11. Percutaneous computed tomography-guided aspiration and biopsy of intrathoracic lesions: Results of 265 procedures

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    Zafar Neyaz

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    Full Text Available Context: Percutaneous computed tomography (CT-guided needle aspiration and biopsy technique have developed over time as a method for obtaining tissue specimen. Although this is a minimally invasive procedure, complications do occasionally occur. Aims: The aim of the study was to evaluate the diagnostic yield and complications of 265 percutaneous CT-guided aspiration and biopsy procedures performed on various intrathoracic lesions. Settings and Design: Data of percutaneous CT-guided aspiration and biopsy procedures of intrathoracic lesions performed over a 4 year period were retrospectively analyzed. Subjects and Methods: Procedure details, radiological images, and pathological and microbiological reports were retrieved from radiology records and hospital information system. Technical success, diagnostic yield, and complication rates were calculated. Results: Total 265 procedures were performed for lung (n = 179, mediastinum (n = 73, and pleural lesions (n = 13. Diagnostic yield for lung, mediastinal, and pleural lesions was 80.7%, 74.2, and 75%, respectively, for core biopsy specimens. Major complication was noted in only one procedure (0.4%. Minor complications were noted in 13.6% procedures which could be managed conservatively. Conclusions: Percutaneous CT-guided aspiration and biopsy procedures for intrathoracic lesions are reasonably safe with good diagnostic yield. Complications are infrequent and conservatively managed in most of the cases.

  12. Comparison of palpation-versus ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsies in the evaluation of thyroid nodules

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    Peker Kamil

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The aim of this study was to compare the results of palpation-versus ultrasound-guided thyroid fine-needle aspiration (FNA biopsies. Findings Clinical data, cytology and histopathology results were retrospectively analyzed on all patients who underwent thyroid FNA biopsy in our outpatient endocrinology clinic between January 1998 and April 2003. The same investigators performed all thyroid FNAs (ASC and cytological evaluations (KP. Subjects in the ultrasound-guided group were older, otherwise there were no differences in baseline characteristics (gender, thyroid function, the frequency of multinodular goiter, nodule diameter and nodule location between groups. Cytology results in nodules aspirated by palpation (n = 202 versus ultrasound guidance (n = 184 were as follows: malignant 2.0% versus 2.7% (p = 0.74, benign 69.8% versus 79.9% (p = 0.02, indeterminate 1.0% versus 4.9% (p = 0.02, inadequate 27.2% versus 12.5% (p Conclusion We demonstrate that ultrasound guidance for thyroid FNA significantly decreases inadequate for evaluation category. We also confirm the high sensitivity and specificity of thyroid FNA biopsy in the diagnosis of thyroid cancer. Where available, we recommend universal application of ultrasound guidance for thyroid FNA biopsy as a standard component of this diagnostic technique.

  13. Comparison of ultrasound-guided core biopsy versus fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the evaluation of salivary gland lesions.

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    Douville, Nicholas J; Bradford, Carol R

    2013-11-01

    Ultrasound-guided core biopsy provides many benefits compared with fine-needle aspiration cytology and has begun to emerge as part of the diagnostic work-up for a salivary gland lesion. Although the increased potential for tumor-seeding and capsule rupture has been extensively discussed, the safety of this procedure is widely accepted based on infrequent reports of tumor-seeding. In fact, a review of the literature shows only 2 cases of salivary tumor seeding following biopsy with larger-gauge needle characteristics, with 2 reported cases of salivary tumor seeding following fine-needle aspiration cytology. However, the follow-up interval of such studies (seeding in each procedure, (3) discuss time course and patient numbers necessary to detect tumor recurrence, and (4) describe how these uncertainties should be factored into clinical considerations. Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  14. Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy in a Rural Family Practice | O'Mahony ...

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    Background: Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNAB) is a safe economic method of obtaining tissue from a suspicious mass for diagnostic purposes. This study describes the results of FNAB in a family practice in a poor rural community. Methods: Any patient with a suspicious mass that the family practitioner considered could ...

  15. Effects of music therapy on pain and anxiety in patients undergoing bone marrow biopsy and aspiration.

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    Shabanloei, Reza; Golchin, Mehri; Esfahani, Ali; Dolatkhah, Roya; Rasoulian, Marzieh

    2010-06-01

    Bone marrow biopsy and aspiration are commonly used for diagnosing, treating, and following up after treatment for blood disorders and solid tumors. For adults, the infiltration of local anesthesia at the biopsy site has been used as the principal form of analgesia for bone marrow biopsy and aspiration. Pain relief during these procedures is often incomplete, especially during aspiration of the bone marrow, and pain is likely to contribute to patient anxiety. Researchers at the Tabriz Hematology and Oncology Center in Iran conducted a study to quantify and evaluate the effectiveness of music therapy interventions on pain and anxiety control for 100 patients undergoing bone marrow biopsy and aspiration. Participants in the study were randomly assigned to one of two groups: one group listened to music during the procedure, and the other did not. Patients completed the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory both before and after the procedure and reported pain severity by using a visual analog scale. Results showed that participants who listened to music had lower state anxiety and pain levels than those who did not listen to music. Copyright 2010 AORN, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. Diagnostic yield of fine needle aspiration biopsy in HIV-infected ...

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    Jan 27, 2014 ... these, 228 (77.8%) had positive MGIT cultures while in 65 (22%) cases with negative MGIT cultures, ... the 228 positive cultures, 226 were Mycobacterium tuberculosis,. 1 M. avium-intracellulare, and 1 M. .... Combining fine-needle aspiration biopsy and high-resolution melt analysis to reduce diagnostic ...

  17. The quality of specimens obtained by fine-needle aspiration biopsy ...

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    Oct 27, 2011 ... Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) can be defined as the removal of a sample of cells, using a fine needle, from a suspicious mass for diagnostic purposes.1 The first description of the use of needles for therapeutic purposes was provided by an Arab physician, Abu al-Qasim Khalaf ibn al-Abbas ...

  18. Efficacy of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in the Diagnosis of ...

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    Background: Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a safe, easy to perform, cost effective and an accurate procedure used in the diagnosis of thyroid lesions. Objective: In this study we aimed to demonstrate the effectiveness of FNAC in the diagnosis of thyroid swellings in Red Sea State, Sudan. Methods: FNAC from ...

  19. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology In Tumour Diagnosis | Obaseki ...

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    Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC), a technique for obtaining cellular material for cytological examination and diagnosis using a 21- gauge or smaller needle, is performed using a 5, 10, or 20ml syringe either freehand or using special syringe holders. It allows a minimally invasive, rapid diagnosis of tissue samples but

  20. O diagnóstico do carcinoma metastático de coróide pela biópsia aspirativa com agulha fina (BAAF: relato de caso The diagnosis of metastatic carcinoma of the choroid using fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB: case report

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    male, while being treated for a solitary pulmonary condensation, reported sudden loss of vision, pain, discharge and red eye (right eye for 10 days. During the ophthalmic examination a nonregmatogenous retinal detachment as well as multiple choroidal tumors were confirmed by diagnostic ocular ultrasound. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB was suggested to diagnose a possible metastatic disease. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy was performed under peribulbar anesthesia with sedation. A transvitreous route was chosen through a sclerotomy 4 mm from the limbus. The procedure was monitored via binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy. Two sample aspirates were obtained from different tumour foci. After fine-needle aspiration biopsy, the aspirates were sent for processing, fixation and stained with Papanicolaou and HE. RESULTS: Cytology confirmed the diagnosis of multiple metastatic tumors. Immunocytochemistry of ocular and lung aspirates revealed a common cell origin by a pankeratin (AE1/AE3 positive test. Regardless of systemic treatment with chemotherapy and improvement of the ocular status, the patient died 4 months after cytological diagnosis of metastatic carcinoma of the choroid. CONCLUSIONS: Fine-needle aspiration biopsy was efficient to diagnose and correlate ocular cytology with the primary tumor by imunohistochemical methods in this case. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy should still be used only in selected cases and further research will be necessary for it to become a standard diagnostic procedure in ophthalmology.

  1. Endoscopic ultrasound with fine needle aspiration and biopsy in lung cancer and isolated mediastinal lymphadenopathy.

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    Nadarajan, P

    2010-03-01

    Endoscopic ultrasound with fine-needle aspiration and biopsy (EUS-FNAB) is well established in diagnosing and staging lung cancer in patients with mediastinal adenopathy. EUS-FNAB is highly sensitive, less invasive and has lower complication rates when compared to surgical staging of mediastinal nodes. In this study we describe our experience of EUS-FNAB in lung cancer and other causes of mediastinal lymphadenopathy. EUS-FNAB was performed for assessment of PET positive mediastinal lymph nodes between January 2007 and March 2009 in AMNCH. The endpoints of our study were sensitivity and specificity of EUS-FNAB, morbidity and length of hospital stay. Thirty four patients underwent EUS-FNAB during the study period for both diagnosis and staging. Thirty patients had positive lymph node invasion and 4 had no evidence of malignant invasion. In these 4 patients negative cytology was confirmed on mediastinoscopy giving EUS-FNAB a sensitivity and specificity of 100%. EUS-FNAB upstaged the disease in 12 patients. EUS-FNAB is a reliable tool for mediastinal staging in lung cancer, significantly reducing the need for surgical staging procedures in patients with suspected mediastinal involvement.

  2. Biopsy needle advancement during bone marrow aspiration increases mesenchymal stem cell concentration

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    Anne E Peters

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    Full Text Available Point-of-care kits to concentrate bone marrow (BM derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs are used clinically in horses. A maximal number of MSCs per ml of marrow aspirated might be desired prior to use of a point-of-care system to concentrate MSCs. Our objective was to test a method to increase the number of MSCs per ml of marrow collected. We collected 2 BM aspirates using 2 different collection techniques from 12 horses. The first collection technique was to aspirate BM from a single site without advancement of the biopsy needle. The second collection technique was to aspirate marrow from multiple sites within the same sternal puncture by advancing the needle 5 mm 3 times for BM aspiration from 4 sites. Numbers of MSCs in collected BM were assessed by total nucleated cell count (TNCC of BM after aspiration, total Colony-Forming-Unit-fibroblast (CFU-F assay, and total MSC number at each culture passage. The BM aspiration technique of 4 needle advancements during BM aspiration resulted in higher initial nucleated cell counts, more CFU-Fs, and more MSCs at the first passage. There were no differences in the number of MSCs at later passages. Multiple advancements of the BM needle during BM aspiration resulted in increased MSC concentration at the time of BM collection. If a point-of-care kit is used to concentrate MSCs, multiple advancements may result in higher MSC numbers in the BM concentrate after preparation by the point-of-care kit. For culture expanded MSCs beyond the first cell passage, the difference is of questionable clinical relevance.

  3. What is the added value of combined core biopsy and fine needle aspiration in the diagnostic process of renal tumours?

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    Barwari, K; Kummerlin, I P; ten Kate, F J; Algaba, F; Trias, I; Wijkstra, H; De la Rosette, J J; Laguna, P

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    Non-diagnostic results still hinder the routine use of core biopsy (CB) and fine needle aspiration (FNA) in the diagnostic process of renal tumours. Furthermore, substantial interobserver variability has been reported. We assessed the added value of combining the results of CB and FNA by five pathologists in the ex vivo diagnosis of renal mass. Two ex vivo core biopsies were taken followed by two FNA passes from extirpated tumours. All samples were evaluated by five blinded pathologists. A consensus diagnosis of the surgical specimen was the index for comparison. For each pathologist, the number of non-diagnostic (non-conclusive or undetermined biology and failed biopsies), correct and incorrect scored cases of each technique was assessed. When a non-diagnostic CB or FNA had a correct diagnostic counterpart, this was considered as of added value. Of the 57 assessed tumours, 53 were malignant. CB was non-diagnostic in 4-10 cases (7-17.5%). FNA established the correct diagnosis in 1-7 of these cases. FNA was non-diagnostic in 2-6 cases (3.5-10.5%), and the counterpart CB established the correct diagnosis in 1-6 of these cases. For the 5 pathologists, accuracy of CB and FNA varied between 82.5-93% and 89.5-96.5%, respectively. Combination of both types of biopsy resulted in 55-57 correct results (accuracy 96.5-100%), i.e., an increase in accuracy of 3.5-14%. Combining the result of CB and FNA in renal mass biopsy leads to a higher diagnostic accuracy. Recommendations on which technique used should be adapted to local expertise and logistic possibilities.

  4. Fine needle aspiration biopsy. A reliable diagnostic tool in the management of thyroid nodules.

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    Hanni, C L; Bratt, H J; Dean, R E; Vanvliet, P D

    1984-09-01

    Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) has been suggested as a diagnostic alternative to routine thyroidectomy for solitary thyroid nodules. During a 15-month period, 51 patients underwent FNAB prior to thyroidectomy. FNAB demonstrated an accuracy of 73 per cent in predicting benign or malignant disease and would have reduced the number of thyroidectomies by 55 per cent. Furthermore, it was found to be safe and more cost-effective than traditional thyroid nodule evaluation and management.

  5. Fine needle aspiration cytology diagnosis of aneurysmal bone cyst: a case report.

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    Yadavrao, Kshirsagar Ashok; Rajaram, Desai Sushma; Vijaykumar, Wader Jyotsna; Langade, Yogesh Bhupal

    2007-04-01

    Aneurysmal bone cyst is a relatively rare tumour accounting 1 to 6% of all primary bone tumours. The involvement of clavicle is even rare with incidence of only 3% of all cases of aneurysmal bone cyst. Aneurysmal bone cyst is an expanding osteolytic lesion occurring mostly at metaphyseal ends of the long bones. Although excisional biopsy is diagnostic for aneurysmal bone cyst and FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) is mostly inconclusive. Still FNAC can be helpful in pre-operative diagnosis of aneurysmal bone cyst.

  6. Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsies for Gene Expression Ratio-based Diagnostic and Prognostic Tests in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

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    De Rienzo, Assunta; Dong, Lingsheng; Yeap, Beow Y.; Jensen, Roderick V.; Richards, William G.; Gordon, Gavin J.; Sugarbaker, David J.; Bueno, Raphael

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    Purpose Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive disease associated with median survival between 9 and 12 months. The correct diagnosis of MPM is sometimes challenging and usually requires solid tissue biopsies rather than fine needle aspiration biopsies (FNA). We postulated that the accuracy of FNA-based diagnosis might be improved by the addition of molecular tests using a gene expression ratio-based algorithm and that prognostic tests could be similarly performed. Experimental Design Two MPM and two lung cancer cell lines were used to establish the minimal RNA amount required for ratio tests. Based on these results, 276 ex-vivo FNA biopsies from 63 MPM patients, and 250 ex-vivo FNA samples from 92 lung cancer patients were analyzed using previously described diagnostic and prognostic tests based on gene expression ratios. Results We found that the sensitivity of the diagnostic test for MPM was 100% (95% CI: 95–100%), and the specificity in primary lung adenocarcinoma was 90% (95% CI: 81–95%). The FNA-based prognostic classification was concordant among 76% (95% CI: 65–87%) of patients with the risk assignment in a subset of the matched surgical specimens previously analyzed by the prognostic test. Conclusions Sufficient RNA can be extracted from most FNA biopsies to perform gene expression molecular tests. In particular, we show that the gene expression ratio algorithms performed well when applied to diagnosis and prognosis in MPM. This study provides support for the development of additional RNA molecular tests that may enhance the utility of FNA in the management of other solid cancers. PMID:21088255

  7. Diagnostic quality of percutaneous fine-needle aspirates and laparoscopic biopsy specimens of the liver in rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus).

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    Proença, Laila M; Camus, Melinda; Nemeth, Nicole; Sharma, Ajay; Stelmach, Dainna; Mayer, Jörg; Divers, Stephen J

    2015-02-01

    To evaluate diagnostic quality of liver percutaneous ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspirates and laparoscopic biopsy specimens of rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Prospective descriptive study. 7 healthy adult rabbits. 3 to 5 liver fine-needle aspirates were obtained with a 22-gauge needle under ultrasound guidance in anesthetized rabbits. Liver biopsy specimens were also obtained with 1.7-mm (n = 2) or 3.0-mm (1) biopsy forceps by direct laparoscopic observation. Fine-needle aspirates were cytologically evaluated on a scale from 0 (suboptimal specimen) to 3 (optimal specimen) for cellularity, cell distribution, cell preservation, cell morphology, and blood contamination. Biopsy specimens were histologically evaluated on a scale from 0 (optimal specimen) to 5 (suboptimal specimen) for artifactual changes; numbers of portal triads and central veins were quantified. Aspirates were moderately to highly cellular (mean, 2.54) with good cell distribution (mean, 2.56), good cell preservation (mean, 2.20), and moderate blood contamination (mean, 1.04). The 1.7-mm biopsy specimens had a mean score of 1.3 for artifactual changes and contained a mean of 0.6 portal triads and 1.6 central veins/biopsy specimen. The 3.0-mm liver biopsy specimens had a mean score of 2.7 for artifactual changes, with a mean of 4.0 portal triads and 4.14 central veins/biopsy specimen. All but one 3.0-mm liver biopsy specimen had ≥ 1 portal triad suitable for histologic evaluation, and all had ≥ 1 central vein; in contrast, only half of the 1.7-mm liver biopsy specimens had a discernible portal triad or central vein. For histologic evaluation, advantages of obtaining 3.0-mm liver biopsy specimens, compared with 1.7-mm liver biopsy specimens or fine-needle aspirates, should be considered in rabbits with suspected liver disease.

  8. Punção aspirativa por agulha fina: desempenho no diagnóstico diferencial de nódulos mamários palpáveis Fine needle aspiration biopsy: performance in the differential diagnosis of palpable breast masses

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: avaliar, de forma prospectiva, o desempenho da punção aspirativa por agulha fina (PAAF no diagnóstico diferencial de nódulos mamários palpáveis. Método: avaliaram-se a sensibilidade, a especificidade, os valores preditivos e a acurácia deste teste em 102 mulheres com idade superior a 30 anos, com nódulos mamários palpáveis, atendidas na Universidade Estadual de Campinas. As punções foram realizadas por um único examinador. Resultados: o procedimento teve sensibilidade de 97%, especificidade de 87%, valor preditivo positivo de 94% e negativo de 93%. A taxa de material insuficiente ou insatisfatório foi de 16% na primeira punção, diminuindo para 2% com uma nova PAAF. Conclusões: Este teste mostrou-se altamente sensível e específico no diagnóstico diferencial de nódulos mamários palpáveis, reafirmando-se a sua grande importância na abordagem clínica de nódulos palpáveis.Purpose: to evaluate, in a prospective way, the performance of the fine needle aspiration biopsy in the differential diagnosis of palpable breast masses. Method: the sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values for this test were evaluated in 102 women with age above 30 years and a palpable breast mass, who were attended at the University of Campinas. All punctures were performed by the same examiner. Results: the procedure had a sensitivity of 97%, specificity of 87%, positive predictive value of 94% and negative predictive value of 93%. The insufficient or unsatisfactory sample rate was 16% for the first aspiration, decreasing to 2% with a new procedure. Conclusions: this test showed to be highly sensitive and specific for the differential diagnosis of palpable breast masses, reassuring its great importance for the clinical approach of palpable masses.

  9. Unusual forms of immature sporulating Coccidioides immitis diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration biopsy.

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    Ke, Yong; Smith, Corey W; Salaru, Gratian; Joho, Kim L; Deen, Malik F

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    Coccidioidomycosis is an endemic infection acquired by inhalation of the spores (arthroconidia) of the thermally dimorphic fungus, Coccidioides immitis. The arthroconidia transform into spherical cells called mature spherules in the lung. Immature spherules and other atypical forms of immature C immitis have rarely been found in vivo. We report on a case that presented unusual forms of immature sporulating C immitis in a fine-needle aspiration specimen. A 36-year-old Chinese woman, living in New Jersey for the past 10 years, presented with fever, night sweats, hemoptysis, and an abnormal chest radiograph approximately 9 months after a brief vacation trip to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. She was treated with antibiotics for 4 weeks without improvement. Subsequent chest computed tomography showed a 3-cm cavitary lesion in the right lower lobe of the lung. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy revealed diverse morphologic forms of a fungus that was confirmed by culture as immature sporulating C immitis.

  10. Immunofluorescence microscopy of paraffin-embedded human kidney specimens obtained by fine-needle aspiration biopsy.

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    Rantala, I; Laasonen, A; Pasternack, A; Mustonen, J

    1983-04-01

    Recently, we have introduced an atraumatic fine-needle aspiration biopsy method to obtain human glomeruli for morphologic investigation. In the present study, immunofluorescence microscopy of paraffin-embedded, fine-needle specimens is described. The specimens were obtained by aspiration with a 10-mL syringe fitted to the fine-needle prepared from a lumbar puncture needle (Jintan Terumo). Embedding of the specimens into conventional paraffin blocks was carried out after pelleting them by centrifugation between processing steps in conical centrifuge tubes. Sections from the blocks were collected on small pieces of GelBond film (FMC Corporation) instead of objective slides, which prevented the detachment of small sections during enzyme treatment. Localization then was performed on deparaffinized trypsin-digested sections using fluorescein-labeled antibodies. The choice of fixative and digestive enzymes was found to have a marked effect on the localization; periodate-lysine-paraformaldehyde fixative and trypsin digestion gave the most reliable results.

  11. O uso da biópsia aspirativa com agulha fina (BAAF no diagnóstico de lesão iriana suspeita: relato de caso Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB in the diagnosis of a suspicious iris lesion: case report

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    Zélia Maria da Silva Corrêa

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    Full Text Available Relatar o caso de um paciente que apresentou massa intra-ocular sólida no segmento anterior do olho direito e a investigação diagnóstica escolhida pelos autores. A dúvida diagnóstica e a recusa do paciente em aceitar o tratamento levaram os autores a realizar uma biópsia aspirativa com agulha fina da lesão. A biópsia foi realizada por meio de punção por via corneana, através do humor aquoso até a lesão tumoral. A citologia do material coletado na biópsia determinou a estratégia terapêutica neste caso. O diagnóstico citológico foi melanoma maligno primário da coróide do tipo misto. Sugeriu-se a enucleação do globo ocular devido à localização do tumor e seu potencial para metástases à distância. Após a enucleação, o exame anatomopatológico apresentou resultado concordante com a citologia. O paciente está sendo acompanhado clinicamente, sem sinais de metástases 2 anos após enucleação.To report the case of a patient who presented with a solid anterior segment intraocular mass in his right eye, and the diagnostic investigation chosen by the authors. Diagnostic uncertainty and patient's refusal to agree with the treatment caused the authors to perform a fine needle aspiration biopsy of the lesion. Biopsy was performed by corneal puncture, through the aqueous and the tumor. Cytology of the specimen obtained by the biopsy determined the therapeutic strategy for this case. Cytology diagnosis was consistent with primary malignant melanoma of the choroid of mixed cell type. Enucleation of the eye was suggested due to the position of the tumor and its potential to spread distant metastases. After enucleation, anatomopathological examination of the eye presented a similar result to cytology. The patient is currently been followed, with no signs of metastasis 2 years after enucleation.

  12. ROLE OF BONE MARROW ASPIRATION IN DIAGNOSIS OF HAEMATOLOGICAL DISORDER

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    Poonam Nanwani

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND The bone marrow examination is an essential investigation for the diagnosis of disorders of the blood and bone marrow. This simple and relatively safe procedure is important, particularly in resource poor centres since access to adjuvant diagnostic techniques are often lacking or absent. MATERIALS AND METHODS 189 patients of all age groups were studied for haematological and non-haematological disorders by bone marrow aspiration in the Department of Pathology, MGM Medical College during the period of 2014 to 2016. RESULTS Majority of the patients who had bone marrow aspiration were aged 0-15 years. The male-to-female ratio was 1:1.03. Most (97% of the marrow aspirate examined had definitive pathologic features, while 14 (7% were normal marrow elements. Out of 189 cases of bone marrow aspiration, acute leukaemia was the most common haematological disease diagnosed using this procedure. Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia was more common than acute myeloid leukaemia. Aplastic anaemia was seen in 16% cases. Megaloblastic anaemia occurred more commonly than other anaemias. Megaloblastic anaemia was seen in 13 cases (7% and microcytic anaemia was seen in 5 cases (3%. There were 10 cases (5% of Idiopathic Thrombocypenic Purpura. Myelodysplastic syndrome and multiple myeloma was seen in 7% and 2% cases respectively. Storage disorder was seen in 3 cases (2%, out of this 02 cases were Gaucher’s disease and one case was Niemann-Pick’s disease. CONCLUSION Bone marrow examination is an important step to arrive at the confirmatory diagnosis of many haematological disorders. This procedure remains a veritable tool in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of haematological diseases, especially in a resource poor centre.

  13. Comparison of needle aspiration and vacuum-assisted biopsy in the ultrasound-guided drainage of lactational breast abscesses

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    Kang, Yun Dan; Kim, You Me [Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan (Korea, Republic of)

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    The purpose of this study was to compare needle aspiration and vacuum-assisted biopsy in the ultrasound-guided treatment of lactational breast abscesses. Between January 2005 and December 2014, a total of 74 patients presented with lactational breast abscesses. Thirty of these patients underwent treatment with antibioticsalone, while the remaining 44 lactating women with breast abscesses were treated with needle aspiration (n=25) or vacuum-assisted biopsy (n=19). Age, duration of lactation, abscess diameter, pus culture results, the number of interventions, the healing time, and the cure rate were reviewed and compared between these two groups. The Student's t test and the chi-square test were used to compare the variables. No significant difference was found in the cure rate between the needle aspiration group (22/25, 88%) and the vacuum-assisted biopsy group (18/19, 94.7%) (P=0.441). However, the mean healing time was significantly shorter in the vacuum-assisted biopsy group (6.7 days) than in the needle aspiration group (9.0 days) (P=0.001). Vacuum-assisted biopsy is a viable option for the management of lactational breast abscesses and was found to lead to a shorter healing time than needle aspiration. However, further study is necessary to establish the clinical efficacy of vacuum-assisted biopsy in the management of lactational breast abscesses.

  14. The sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of fine needle aspirational cytology in the diagnosis of oro-facial neoplasms at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.

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    Omitola, O G; Ajayi, O F; Banjo, A A F; Anunobi, C C; Arotiba, G T

    2010-06-01

    The aim of the study is to compare the efficacy of fine needle aspirational cytology (FNAC) with open surgical biopsy in the diagnosis of orofacial tumours in patients seen at the Dental Centre of Lagos University Teaching Hospital from May 2005-May 2006. Fine needle aspiration was performed on all patients scheduled for open surgical biopsy at the Oral and Maxillofacial clinic of the hospital before the open surgical biopsy was done. Forty six patients whose final histological diagnoses were oro-facial neoplasms were involved in this study. Sensitivity, specificity and accuracy for fine needle aspirational cytology were calculated. The sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of fine needle aspirational cytology in the diagnosis of oro-facial tumours were 95%, 95.8% and 95.5%, respectively. The false positive and false negative rates were 5% and 4.2%, respectively. The high sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of fine needle aspirational cytology reported in this preliminary study suggest that the test may have a place in the management of oro-facial tumours. However, when the result of fine needle aspirational cytology is not in agreement with the clinical diagnosis, especially in suspected malignancy, open surgical biopsy should be performed.

  15. Risk of malignancy in fine-needle aspiration biopsy in patients with thyroid nodules

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    Egset, Alice Viktoria; Holm, Camilla; Larsen, Stine Rosenkilde

    2017-01-01

    Introduction: Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is the cornerstone of thyroid nodule evaluation. In most cases, FNAB can discriminate between benign and malignant disease. In other cases, it is only indicative of malignancy and the results are considered “suspicious”. In Denmark, thyroid FNAB...... the normal range and vocal cord palsy may be patient-related predictors of malignancy. Conclusion: Awaiting the introduction of reliable tools for preoperative evaluation, the current practice with histological clarification of the “suspicious” thyroid FNAB seems justified....

  16. Pericardiocentesis and pancreatic aspiration needle biopsy in coagulopathic and thrombocytopenic cirrhotic patient.

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    Mindikoglu, Ayse L; Anantharaju, Abhinandana; Villanueva, Jaime; Shah, Nikunj; Van Thiel, David H

    2003-03-01

    We report on the case of a 40-year-old patient with coagulopathic alcoholic cirrhosis who underwent ultrasound-directed pericardiocentesis and fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the pancreas after receiving recombinant human factor VIIa (rhFVIIa). The infusion of rhFVIIa rapidly corrected her coagulopathy and made it possible to perform both procedures. The marked changes produced in the prothrombin time and international normalized ratio as a result of the infusion of rhFVIIa are presented. As a result of these changes in coagulation status, both procedures were performed safely, and the patient's clinical management and subsequent care plan were defined.

  17. Combined use of fine-needle aspiration biopsy, MIBI scans and frozen section biopsy offers the best diagnostic accuracy in the assessment of the hypofunctioning solitary thyroid nodule

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    Hurtado-Lopez, Luis Mauricio; Arellano-Montano, Sara; Torres-Acosta, Evelyn Migdalia; Zaldivar-Ramirez, Felipe Rafael; Duarte-Torres, Reyna Margarita; Alonso-de-Ruiz, Patricia; Martinez-Duncker, Ivan [Thyroid Clinic, General Hospital of Mexico, Mexico City (Mexico); Martinez-Duncker, Carlos [Thyroid Clinic, General Hospital of Mexico, Mexico City (Mexico); Molecular Nuclear Medicine, Hospital Infantil de Mexico, Mexico (Mexico)

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    The probability of malignancy is increased in hypofunctioning solitary thyroid nodules (HFNs). Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNA), {sup 99m}Tc-methoxyisobutylisonitrile (MIBI) and frozen section biopsy (FS) have limited independent diagnostic accuracy for the differential diagnosis of HFNs. The goal of this study was to assess the accuracy of the three independent diagnostic methods in distinguishing between benign and malignant disease. A total of 130 patients with an HFN on the {sup 99m}Tc-pertechnetate scan were included in this study. FNA, MIBI scans, FS, thyroidectomy and histological analysis of surgical specimens for final diagnosis were performed in all patients. Of the 130 patients, 80 (61.54%) had benign lesions and 50 (38.46%), malignant lesions. FNA was diagnostic in 78/130 (60%) patients and non-diagnostic in 52/130 (40%) patients. None of the patients with a negative MIBI scan had a final histological diagnosis of malignancy, and MIBI scans were negative in 38.46% of patients with non-diagnostic FNA results. FS was diagnostic in 104/130 (80%) patients and non-diagnostic in 26/130 (20%) patients. Sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values and positive and negative likelihood ratios were 81.3%, 97.8%, 96%, 88%, 36.95 and 0.19 respectively for FNA; 100%, 61.3%, 61.7%, 100%, 2.58 and 0 respectively for MIBI; and 80.5%, 100%, 100%, 89%, 0 and 0.2 respectively for FS. Use of both MIBI scans and FS in patients with non-diagnostic FNA rendered a specificity and sensitivity of 100%. MIBI scans exclude malignancy in a significant proportion of patients with non-diagnostic FNAs (38% in this study). Cystic nodules with a positive MIBI scan should be further investigated even when the FNA result indicates a benign lesion. Combined use of FNA, MIBI and FS offers the best diagnostic accuracy. (orig.)

  18. Apocrine carcinoma vs. apocrine metaplasia with atypia of the breast. Use of aspiration biopsy cytology.

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    Yoshida, K; Inoue, M; Furuta, S; Sakai, R; Imai, R; Hayakawa, S; Fukatsu, T; Nagasaka, T; Nakashima, N

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    To solve the problem of diagnosing apocrine carcinoma (APCA) through distinguishing it from benign apocrine metaplasia with atypia (APMA). The study group consisted of five histologically confirmed cases of uncommon infiltrating apocrine carcinoma and a case of noninfiltrating apocrine carcinoma of the breast by aspiration biopsy cytology. The control group consisted of 103 cases of benign apocrine metaplasia with no atypia (APMN), 4 cases of APMA and 34 cases of common-type adenocarcinoma that were encountered in 662 breast aspirations from 1988 to 1992 at Hekinan Municipal Hospital. In APCA the average age of patients (65 +/- 17.7 SD)(mean +/- SD) was more than 20 years older than APMA, and APCA generally measured > or = 2 cm or more in diameter as compared to or = 12 micron in diameter than in APMA. These findings, however, were present only to a mild degree in APMA, if at all. APMA may coexist with APCA. If APMA is diagnosed, an open biopsy should be performed to distinguish it from APCA.

  19. A Novel Design of Needle Aspiration Biopsy Monitoring Instrument (NAOMI Tested on a Low Cost Chest Phantom

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    Surakusumah Rino Ferdian

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    Full Text Available Needle biopsy is a medical intervention method for taking a lung tissue sample that suspected as a cancer. The disadvantage is the physicians directly visualize the anatomical structures in an open surgery for lung cancer biopsy procedure. There is a need to develop an instrument that may help the physician to guarantee the accuracy and efficiency while performing needle aspiration biopsy. Therefore, a needle aspiration biopsy monitoring instrument or named as NAOMI is proposed. It consists of a microcontroller system, an IMU sensor, an ultrasonic ranging module, a bluetooth module, and a 9V lithium battery. The experimental testing consist of performance testing, functional testing using chest phantom, and user acceptances. The results showed that the NAOMI improve the accuracy and efficiency while performing the needle biopsy operation.

  20. Metastatic renal cell carcinoma from a native kidney of a renal transplant patient diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) biopsy.

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    Alastal, Yaseen; Hammad, Tariq A; Rafiq, Ehsan; Nawras, Mohamad; Alaradi, Osama; Nawras, Ali

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    Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) biopsy sampling of enlarged lymph nodes is increasingly used to diagnose metastatic tumors, especially of the gastrointestinal tract and the lungs. Herein, we describe the diagnosis of metastatic renal cell carcinoma from a native kidney of a 54 year-old male patient, who had a 5-years history of renal transplant, by EUS-FNA of mediastinal and celiac lymph nodes. Histological and immunohistochemical findings confirmed the origin of metastatic tumor. EUS-FNA with proper cytological evaluation can be useful in the diagnosis of metastatic renal cell carcinoma in renal transplant patients.

  1. Metastatic renal cell carcinoma from a native kidney of a renal transplant patient diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA biopsy

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    Yaseen Alastal

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA biopsy sampling of enlarged lymph nodes is increasingly used to diagnose metastatic tumors, especially of the gastrointestinal tract and the lungs. Herein, we describe the diagnosis of metastatic renal cell carcinoma from a native kidney of a 54 year-old male patient, who had a 5-years history of renal transplant, by EUS-FNA of mediastinal and celiac lymph nodes. Histological and immunohistochemical findings confirmed the origin of metastatic tumor. EUS-FNA with proper cytological evaluation can be useful in the diagnosis of metastatic renal cell carcinoma in renal transplant patients. 

  2. Random skin biopsy and bone marrow biopsy for diagnosis of intravascular large B cell lymphoma.

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    Matsue, Kosei; Asada, Noboru; Odawara, Jun; Aoki, Takayoshi; Kimura, Shun-ichi; Iwama, Kan-ichi; Fujiwara, Hideaki; Yamakura, Masayuki; Takeuchi, Masami

    2011-04-01

    Intravascular lymphoma (IVL) is a rare type of extranodal lymphoma in which the lymphoma cells proliferate exclusively in the lumina of small vessels. The diagnosis of IVL requires histological confirmation. Although random skin biopsy from healthy-appearing skin in patients with suspected IVL appeared to be useful, the sensitivity of this method for the diagnosis of IVL remains unknown. We performed a random skin biopsy from 12 consecutive cases of IVL diagnosed at our institution over the past 4 years and evaluate its relevance of clinical and laboratory characteristics, presence or absence of skin lesions, and bone marrow involvement. All 12 patients were diagnosed antemortem by either random skin biopsy or bone marrow biopsy and treated with rituximab-containing chemotherapy. Random skin biopsy was performed in all 12 patients, and the results were positive in ten patients (83.3%). Erythematous skin lesions were seen in 3 of 12 patients, but biopsy was positive for lymphoma lesion in two patients. Bone marrow invasion was seen in 11 of the 12 patients (91.6%) by bone marrow smear and/or flow cytometric analysis, but was detected in only half of the patients by trephine biopsy. We concluded that random skin biopsy from normal-appearing skin is highly sensitive in the diagnosis of IVL comparable to bone marrow trephine biopsy. It should be performed irrespective of the presence or absence of skin lesions in patients who were suspicious of IVL.

  3. Initial experience with new dedicated needles for laparoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration and histological biopsies

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    Mortensen, M B; Durup, J; Pless, T

    2001-01-01

    . Primary diagnosis, duration of biopsy procedure, needle monitoring (visibility, penetration, and deviation), complications, technical failures, and pathological findings were prospectively recorded. RESULTS: 44 biopsies were performed with 25 needles (19, 20, and 22-G). Needle monitoring and penetration...

  4. Evaluation Of Cervical Punch Biopsy In The Diagnosis Of Cervical ...

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    Conclusion: Cervical punch biopsy technique is an adequate procedure in the diagnosis of cervical cancer. Squamous cell carcinoma is the commonest histologic type and late presentation is the norm in our setting. Keywords: Punch Biopsy, Cancer Cervix, Cytology Highland Medical Research Journal Vol. 5 (1) 2007 pp.

  5. Successful mucosal incision-assisted biopsy for the histological diagnosis of duodenal lymphoma: A case report

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    MORISHITA, ASAHIRO; MORI, HIROHITO; KOBARA, HIDEKI; NISHIYAMA, NORIKO; FUJIHARA, SHINTARO; YACHIDA, TATSUO; AYAKI, MAKI; MATSUNAGA, TAE; SAKAMOTO, TEPPEI; MAEDA, EMIKO; NOMURA, TAKAKO; TANI, JOJI; MIYOSHI, HISAAKI; YONEYAMA, HIROHITO; HIMOTO, TAKASHI; KAGAWA, SEIKO; HABA, REIJI; MASAKI, TSUTOMU

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    Tissue sampling of primary duodenal lymphoma is essential for its histological diagnosis. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA), which is frequently used for submucosal tumor (SMT)-like duodenal tumors, is adequate for cytological diagnosis, but not for histological diagnosis. Therefore, in the present study, a mucosal incision-assisted biopsy (MIAB) was performed in an 81-year-old woman for the diagnosis of an SMT-like duodenal mass, as tissue sampling for histological analysis using a regular endoscopic biopsy had failed to establish a definite diagnosis of malignant lymphoma. EUS-FNA had also led to poor tissue sampling due to the difficult location of the duodenal tumor. The pathological examination of biopsy samples using MIAB revealed the presence of a diffuse proliferation of atypical lymphocytes, and the expression of cluster of differentiation (CD)20 and CD79a, but no expression of CD3 in the tumor specimens. The patient was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. To the best of knowledge, this is first report of a case using MIAB as a sampling method for the histological diagnosis of SMT-like primary duodenal lymphoma. This case suggests that MIAB may be an essential method for obtaining tissue samples from SMT-like duodenal tumors. PMID:26870243

  6. Comparative cost-effectiveness of fine needle aspiration biopsy versus image-guided biopsy, and open surgical biopsy in the evaluation of breast cancer in the era of Affordable Care Act: a changing landscape.

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    Masood, Shahla; Rosa, Marilin; Kraemer, Dale F; Smotherman, Carmen; Mohammadi, Amir

    2015-08-01

    Proven as a time challenged and cost-effective sampling procedure, the use of FNAB has still remained controversial among the scientific community. Currently, other minimally invasive sampling procedures such as ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (US-FNAB) and image guided core needle biopsy (IG-CNB) have become the preferred sampling procedures for evaluation of breast lesions. However, changes in the medical economy and the current growing emphasis on cost containment in the era of the Affordable Care Act make it necessary to stimulate a renewed interest in the use of FNAB as the initial diagnostic sampling procedure. This study was designed to define the changing trend in the practice of tissue sampling during the last several years, and to assess the comparative effectiveness and appropriateness of the procedure of choice for breast cancer diagnosis. After Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, the computer database of the Pathology Department, University of Florida, College of Medicine-Jacksonville at UF Health was retrospectively searched to identify all breast biopsy pathology reports issued during the period of January 2004 to December 2011. The inclusion criteria were all women that underwent any of the following biopsy types: FNAB, US-FNAB, IG-CNB, and surgical biopsy (SB). Diagnostic procedures were identified using current procedural terminology (CPT) codes recorded on claims from the UF Health Jacksonville patient accounting application files. The data obtained was used to determine which technique has the best cost-effectiveness in the diagnosis of breast cancer. The outcome variable for this project was a positive breast cancer diagnosis resulting from these methodologies. The predictor variable was the biopsy type used for sampling. The rate of cancer detection for each procedure was also determined. Among the four groups of procedures compared, the lower cost was attributed to FNAB, followed by US-FNAB, and SB. IG-CNB was the most

  7. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided sampling of solid pancreatic masses: 22-gauge aspiration versus 25-gauge biopsy needles

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    Yang, Min Jae; Yim, Hyunee; Hwang, Jae Chul; Lee, Dakeun; Kim, Young Bae; Lim, Sun Gyo; Kim, Soon Sun; Kang, Joon Koo; Yoo, Byung Moo; Kim, Jin Hong

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    Background Biopsy needles have recently been developed to obtain both cytological and histological specimens during endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). We conducted this study to compare 22-gauge (G) fine needle aspiration (FNA) needles, which have been the most frequently used, and new 25G fine needle biopsy (FNB) needles for EUS-guided sampling of solid pancreatic masses. Methods We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all EUS-guided sampling performed between June 2010 and October 2013. Duri...

  8. Biopsia por punción con aguja fina sin aspiración en el diagnóstico prequirúrgico del nódulo del tiroides Fine needle biopsy without aspiration in the presurgical diagnosis of thyroid nodule

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    Francisco Ochoa Torres

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    Full Text Available Se estudió un grupo de 100 pacientes operados de nódulo único del tiroides en el Servicio de Cirugía General del Hospital “Cmdte. Manuel Fajardo”, para validar el método de la biopsia por punción con aguja fina sin aspiración (citopunción en el diagnóstico prequirúrgico de esa afección. A cada paciente se le realizó una citopunción con aguja No. 25 antes de la intervención quirúrgica; los resultados se clasificaron en negativos (benignos y positivos (malignos y sospechosos y la histología posoperatoria, en benigna y maligna, según los intereses de nuestro trabajo y de criterios preestablecidos en el Departamento de Anatomía Patológica del hospital. El 100 % de las muestras fue útil para diagnóstico con una correspondencia entre citopunción e histología del 83 %. Los valores de los indicadores de validación fueron: sensibilidad: 76 %, especificidad: 85 %, valor predictivo positivo: 57 %, valor predictivo negativo: 93 % y eficacia general del método: 85 %. Concluimos que la citopunción es un método diagnóstico útil en el nódulo único del tiroides y que logra iguales resultados que la BAF, pero la primera es más recomendable por ser de más fácil aplicación, menos traumático y más económico.A group of 100 patients operated on of thyroid nodule at the Service of General Surgery of “Comandante Manuel Fajardo” Hospital was studied aimed at validating the method of biopsy by fine needle puncture without aspiration (cytopuncture in the presurgical diagnosis of this disease. Every patient underwent cytopuncture with needle No. 25 before the operation. The results were classified into negative (benign and positive (malignant and suspected, and postoperative histology into benign and malignant, according to the interests of our investigation and to the criteria preestablished at the Department of Pathological Anatomy of the hospital. 100 % of the samples were useful for the diagnosis with a correspondence

  9. Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsies in Children: Study of Cytological-Histological Correlation and Immunostaining with Thyroid Peroxidase Monoclonal Antibodies

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    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Context. There is limited data comparing results of fine needle aspiration biopsies (FNABs to histological diagnosis in children. Design. FNABs were performed in 707 children and cytological results were compared to histology in 165 cases. The usefulness of immunostaining with anti-TPO monoclonal antibodies (MoAb47 on FNAB samples was examined in 54 operated patients. Results. Among unsatisfactory, benign, suspicious, and malignant FNAB, the histological diagnoses were benign in 12/12 (100%, 69/70 (98.5%, 40/50 (80.0%, and 0/33 (0%, respectively. After surgery, malignancy was established in 44/165 (26.6% cases. The sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values were 95.4%, 55.8%, 61.7%, and 95% with standard FNAB; and 100%, 75%, 73.3, and 100% with MoAb47. Among suspicious FNAB, positive MoAb47 staining was a reliable marker for exclusion of malignancy. Conclusion. Benign and malignant FNAB accurately predict histological diagnosis. In suspicious FNAB, MoAb47 immunostaining may be a useful adjunct to standard cytology.

  10. What is the added value of combined core biopsy and fine needle aspiration in the diagnostic process of renal tumours?

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    Barwari, K.; Kummerlin, I. P.; ten Kate, F. J.; Algaba, F.; Trias, I.; Wijkstra, H.; de la Rosette, J. J.; Laguna, P.

    2013-01-01

    Non-diagnostic results still hinder the routine use of core biopsy (CB) and fine needle aspiration (FNA) in the diagnostic process of renal tumours. Furthermore, substantial interobserver variability has been reported. We assessed the added value of combining the results of CB and FNA by five

  11. Endometrial Biopsy and Hystopathological Diagnosis - A 10 year ...

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    Background: Appropriate diagnosis is the mainstay of proper and effective management. For an appropriate histopathological diagnosis to be made, an accurate record of clinical details including sex is essential. The completeness or otherwise of data supplied by clinicians submitting endometrial biopsy specimen was ...

  12. Nonpalpable breast lesion. Stereotaxic core needle aspiration biopsy with a single pass.

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    Vega, A; Arrizabalaga, R; Garijo, F; Guerra, I

    1995-03-01

    One hundred and fifty-six patients with suspect nonpalpable breast lesion underwent stereotaxic core needle aspiration biopsy (SCNAB) with a single pass in an upright "add-on" stereotaxic device using a manual 1.6-mm needle (16 G), to determine whether the results were comparable to results of SCNAB with a multiple-pass technique. Of the 69 carcinomas, 51 (74%) were correctly diagnosed and definitive surgical therapy, without surgical biopsy, was performed in 42 of the 50 invasive carcinomas (84%) and in 9 of the 19 noninvasive carcinomas (47%). Ten noninvasive carcinomas and 4 invasive carcinomas, discovered by microcalcifications or distortion on the mammograms, form 78% of the false-negative results. There were no false-positive results. Vasovagal reactions occurred in 11% of the procedures. Although the results were acceptable in patients with invasive carcinoma, more than one needle pass is necessary for greater diagnostic accuracy of SCNAB, especially in patients with only microcalcifications or distortion on the mammogram.

  13. Skin biopsy in the diagnosis of inflammatory skin disease.

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    Harvey, Nathan Tobias; Chan, Jonathan; Wood, Benjamin Andrew

    2017-01-01

    Most non-neoplastic skin conditions are readily diagnosed by a combination of clinical history and examination, but in a small number of cases, biopsy for histopathology and other laboratory investigations can be invaluable tools. Close attention to communication of appropriate clinical details, selection of biopsy site and biopsy technique have a marked impact on the diagnostic yield of this procedure. The objectives of this article are to provide general principles related to the biopsy of non-neoplastic skin conditions and offer practical advice on the approach to some common skin conditions. In this article, we discuss a number of general principles that will ensure maximum benefits can be achieved when a biopsy is per-formed for the diagnosis of non-neoplastic skin disease.

  14. THE DIAGNOSIS OF LIVER ALLOGRAFT ACUTE REJECTION IN LIVER BIOPSIES

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    Full Text Available We performed histological examination of 80 liver allograft biopsies, the diagnosis of acute rejection was proved in 34 cases. Histological changes in liver biopsies in different grades of acute rejection were estimated according to Banff classification 1995, 1997 and were compared with current literature data. The article deals with the question of morphological value of grading acute rejection on early and late, also we analyze changes in treat- ment tactics after morphological verification of liver allograft acute rejection. 

  15. [Is bone biopsy necessary for the diagnosis of metabolic bone diseases? Necessity of bone biopsy].

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    Ito, Akemi; Yajima, Aiji

    2011-09-01

    Histological analysis of undecalcified bone biopsy specimens is a valuable clinical and research tool for studying the etiology, pathogenesis and treatment of metabolic bone diseases. In case of osteoporosis, bone biopsy is not usually required for the diagnosis ; however, bone histomorphometry may be useful in rare cases with unusual skeletal fragility. Bone histomorphometry also provides valuable information on the mechanism of action, safety and efficacy of new anti-osteoporosis drugs. Bone histomorphometry is useful for the diagnosis and the assessment of treatment response in rickets/osteomalacia and in CKD-MBD (chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorders) . In Japan, bone biopsy is often performed to establish the diagnosis of Paget's disease of bone, especially to differentiate it from metastatic bone disease.

  16. Renal biopsy diagnosis of acute lymphocytic leukemia.

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    Bunchman, T E; Gale, G B; O'Connor, D M; Salinas-Madrigal, L; Chu, J Y

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    Hyperuricemia, due to inborn errors of metabolism, dehydration, or tumor lysis, may cause renal insufficiency. Hyperuricemia from tumor lysis syndrome in malignancy is usually associated with electrolyte disturbances such as hyperkalemia, hyperphosphatemia or hyper or hypocalcemia. Tumor infiltration into the kidneys can occur, yet this accounts for renal insufficiency in only 1% of patients. This infiltration of tumor cells into the kidneys is usually associated with evidence of malignancy elsewhere as identified by physical exam, radiographic studies, and examination of the peripheral smear or bone marrow. We report an unusual presentation of a child with acute lymphocytic leukemia presenting with acute renal failure, nephromegaly and hyperuricemia without electrolyte disturbances or systemic evidence of tumor elsewhere. We stress the importance of kidney biopsy in order to identify the etiology of the renal failure and hyperuricemia.

  17. Endometrial aspiration biopsy: a non-invasive method of obtaining functional lymphoid progenitor cells and mature natural killer cells.

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    McMenamin, Moya

    2012-09-01

    The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of endometrial aspiration biopsy (EAB) with the more traditional dilatation and curettage (D&C) for the procurement of lymphoid progenitor cells and uterine natural killer (NK) populations in endometrial tissue. This prospective observational study conducted in a tertiary referral university hospital examined endometrium obtained from 32 women admitted for laparoscopic gynaecological procedures. Each participant had endometrium sampled using both EAB and D&C. Both methods were assessed as a source of uterine NK and lymphoid progenitor cells. Similar proportions of mature CD45+CD56+ NK cells (range 25.4-36.2%) and CD45+CD34+ lymphoid progenitors (range 1.2-2.0%) were found in tissue obtained using both EAB and D&C. These cells were adequate for flow cytometric analysis, magnetic bead separation and culture. Colony formation by the CD34+ population demonstrated maturational potential. Tissues obtained via endometrial biopsy and D&C are equivalent, by analysis of uterine NK and lymphoid progenitor cells. The aim of this study was to compare two methods of endometrial sampling - endometrial aspiration biopsy and traditional dilatation and curettage - for the procurement of haematopoietic stem cells and uterine natural killer (NK) populations in endometrial tissue. Thirty-two women who had gynaecological procedures in a tertiary referral hospital participated in this study and had endometrial tissue collected via both methods. Similar populations of mature NK cells and haematopoietic stem cells were found in tissue obtained using both endometrial aspiration biopsy and dilatation and curettage. Tissue obtained via endometrial aspiration biopsy was adequate for the culture and growth of haematopoietic stem cells. We conclude that tissue obtained via endometrial biopsy and dilatation and curettage is equivalent, by analysis of uterine NK and haematopoietic stem cells using flow cytometry. This has implications for further

  18. [Evaluation of postmenopausal uterine bleeding by endometrial biopsy in-office hysteroscopy vs endometrial biopsy with manual vacuum aspiration in the office. Preliminary report].

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    Hernández, José Arias; Franco, María Eugenia Lozano; Mendizábal, David Pablo Bulnes; Broca, Yrma Bocanegra; Escoto, Adrián Fores

    2009-11-01

    To compare endometrial biopsy by hysteroscopy vs manual endouterine aspiration in office, in patients of Climateric Clinic from Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad de la Mujer Tabasco, with postmenopausal uterine bleeding. There were included patients that come from October 30 2007 to December 20 2008 to Climateric Clinic, with abnormal uterine bleeding and without hormonal replacement therapy. There were taken biopsy by hysteroscopy and AMEU. The histopathology results were compared. A total of 25 women were evaluated. The average age was 53 years (+/- 5.6). The delivery average was 3 births (+/- 1). We found polyps in 9 (37%) patients, endometrial atrophy in 3 (13%), cystic hyperplasia in 2 (8%), proliferative endometrium in 4 (17%), submucous myomas in 5 (21%) and neoplasia in 1 (4%). The correlation between endometrial biopsy by hysteroscopy and AMEU was 100% for endometrial atrophy, cystic hyperplasia, proliferativo endometrium and neoplasia. There was not correlation between manual endouterine aspiration and endometrial biopsy by hysteroscopy for polyps and submucous myomas. We didn't have complications during the procedures. Hysteroscopic endometrial biopsy seems to have the same histopathology results than AMEU for endometrial atrophy, cystic hyperplasia, proliferative endometrium and neoplasia, not for miomas and polyps. Hysteroscopy can give us the possibility to see miomas and polyps and treat surgical pathology at the same moment almost in all cases.

  19. Clinical impact of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in patients with upper gastrointestinal tract malignancies. A prospective study

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    Mortensen, M B; Pless, T; Durup, J

    2001-01-01

    BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Several studies have evaluated the accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (EUS-FNAB) in the upper gastrointestinal tract, but so far no studies have specifically evaluated the clinical impact of EUS-FNAB in upper gastrointestinal tract......% in esophageal, gastric, and pancreatic cancer, respectively. The staging-related clinical impact was similar for all three types of cancer (11-12.5%), whereas the diagnosis-related impact was highest in pancreatic cancer patients (86%). EUS-FNAB was inadequate in 13% and gave false-negative results in 5......%. The overall sensitivity, specificity and accuracy for EUS-FNAB were 80%, 78% and 80%, respectively. No complications related to the biopsy procedure were seen. CONCLUSIONS: If EUS-FNAB was performed only in cases where a positive malignant result would change patient management, then approximately one out...

  20. Spectral biopsy for skin cancer diagnosis: initial clinical results

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    Moy, Austin J.; Feng, Xu; Nguyen, Hieu T. M.; Zhang, Yao; Sebastian, Katherine R.; Reichenberg, Jason S.; Tunnell, James W.

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    Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and is a recognized public health issue. Diagnosis of skin cancer involves biopsy of the suspicious lesion followed by histopathology. Biopsies, which involve excision of the lesion, are invasive, at times unnecessary, and are costly procedures ( $2.8B/year in the US). An unmet critical need exists to develop a non-invasive and inexpensive screening method that can eliminate the need for unnecessary biopsies. To address this need, our group has reported on the continued development of a noninvasive method that utilizes multimodal spectroscopy towards the goal of a "spectral biopsy" of skin. Our approach combines Raman spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, and diffuse reflectance spectroscopy to collect comprehensive optical property information from suspicious skin lesions. We previously described an updated spectral biopsy system that allows acquisition of all three forms of spectroscopy through a single fiber optic probe and is composed of off-the-shelf OEM components that are smaller, cheaper, and enable a more clinic-friendly system. We present initial patient data acquired with the spectral biopsy system, the first from an extensive clinical study (n = 250) to characterize its performance in identifying skin cancers (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma). We also present our first attempts at analyzing this initial set of clinical data using statistical-based models, and with models currently being developed to extract biophysical information from the collected spectra, all towards the goal of noninvasive skin cancer diagnosis.

  1. The value of percutaneous trephine biopsy in the diagnosis of ...

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    The results obtained in 55 adult patients with sinister lesions of vertebral bodies, who were subjected to percutaneous trephine biopsy, are presented. A positive diagnosis was made on histopathological examination of specimens from 24 patients (44%). In the remaining 31 patients (56%), pathological features were seen ...

  2. Diagnosis of prostate cancer with needle biopsy: Should all cases ...

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    . The sensitivity of PSA was 99.2%. Conclusion: Needle biopsy of the prostate is the preferred method for the diagnosis of PCa in most cases before treatment is undertaken. There are valid reasons why all PCas will not be diagnosed in this ...

  3. Fine needle aspiration diagnosis of necrotizing eosinophilic abscess clinically mimicking hepatic neoplasia: a case report.

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    Jackson, Grace; Kathuria, Manoj; Abraham, Bincy; Schnadig, Vicki J

    2010-01-01

    Eosinophilic hepatic pseudotumors (EHP) are known complications of visceral larva migrans (VLM). By radiologic studies, EHP can be suspicious for primary or metastatic hepatic neoplasia. Diagnosis of an EHP by fine needle aspiration (FNA) led to the diagnosis of Toxocara VLM in a patient with suspected hepatic neoplasia. A 38-year-old Cambodian man had hepatitis B and chronic hepatitis with grade III portal fibrosis diagnosed in 2003. He had had negative routine alpha-fetoprotein and radiologic screening for hepatic neoplasia until 2006 when abdominal computed tomography revealed a 1.6 x 1.2-cm, ill-defined hypodense lesion in segment VII. Biopsy was recommended in order to exclude hepatocellular carcinoma. FNA of the lesion contained abundant Charcot-Leyden crystals, degenerating eosinophils and necrotic debris. Work-up for nematode larva migrans was recommended. Toxocara antigen IgG titer was significantly elevated leading to a presumptive diagnosis of VLM, and therapy for Toxocara-induced VLM was given. Identification of abundant Charcot-Leyden crystals and necrotic eosinophils in an FNA of the liver led to appropriate ancillary diagnostic tests and therapy for visceral larva migrans.

  4. Value of needle aspiration in bacteriologic diagnosis of cellulitis in adults.

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    Newell, P M; Norden, C W

    1988-01-01

    We prospectively studied 30 adult patients with cellulitis, including many who were hospitalized with significant underlying medical problems. Needle aspiration of both central and leading edge areas of their lesions was performed in an attempt to establish a bacteriologic diagnosis. Potential pathogens were isolated by this technique in only 10% of the patients. Neither site of aspiration was clearly superior in terms of culture yield. Because aspirate Gram stains and cultures so rarely prov...

  5. Cancer incidence of larger thyroid nodules and the diagnostic value of palpation and ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy

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    Umut Rıza Gündüz; Arif Aslaner; Rojbin Karakoyun Demirci; Hasan Çalış; Osman Zekai Öner; Nurullah Bülbüller

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    In this prospective study, we aimed to determine the cancer incidence of thyroid nodules larger than 3cm and compare the efficacy of palpation and ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). The study was conducted at General Surgery Departments of Istanbul Okmeydanı and Antalya Training and Research Hospitals of Turkey from March 2008 to December 2011. In our clinics, between the years 2008 and 2011, both palpation and ultrasound guided FNAB were performed in all 55 patients havi...

  6. Comparative evaluation of bone marrow aspirate with trephine biopsy in hematological disorders and determination of optimum trephine length in lymphoma infiltration.

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    Goyal, Surbhi; Singh, Usha Rani; Rusia, Usha

    2014-01-02

    Bone marrow examination is an indispensable diagnostic tool to evaluate neoplastic and non neoplastic hematological diseases. To compare bone marrow aspirate with trephine biopsy in hematological disorders. To determine the optimum trephine preprocessing length in lymphoma infiltration. Diagnostic comparison was done between simultaneous bone marrow aspirates and trephine biopsies in 449 patients. Biopsies were fixed in formalin, decalcified in 5.5% EDTA and routinely processed. Concordance rates and validity parameters for aspirate were calculated. Three deeper sections of trephine biopsy, cut at 0.1-0.2 mm intervals, were assessed for lymphoma involvement. Proportion of biopsies showing marrow infiltration by lymphoma cells was plotted against trephine length and correlation was assessed. Aspirate had a high sensitivity for acute leukemia (89.4%) and multiple myeloma (88.5%), moderate for NHL (67.6%) and nonhematopoietic metastases (58.3%) and low for aplastic anemia (38.5%) and Hodgkin lymphoma (5%). Aspirate has no role in granulomatous myelitis and myelofibrosis. Lymphoma positivity increased with trephine length, with maximum positivity (68.9%) seen in 17-20 mm group and no further gain beyond 20 mm. (lymphoma positivity ≤16mm=40.3% and ≥17mm=66.1%, p=0.0011). Aspirate has a high specificity; its sensitivity depends upon the type of disease. Apart from few conditions, in which aspirate alone is sufficient, biopsy is mandatory in most. Preprocessing trephine length of 17-20 mm examined at multiple deeper levels was found optimal for assessing lymphoma positivity.

  7. Cell-block Immunohistochemistry of Bone Marrow Aspirates: a Novel Tool to Improve the Diagnosis of Leishmania Infection in Dogs.

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    Menezes, R C; Madeira, M F; Ferreira, L C; Barbosa Filho, C J L; Miranda, L H M; Figueiredo, F B

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    Parasitological methods are the most specific procedures used for the diagnosis of Leishmania spp. infection, but their limited sensitivity poses a disadvantage and prompts the need for alternatives. The choice of site for sample collection influences diagnostic sensitivity. The combination of an accurate diagnostic method and a technique that allows large-scale field studies is highly desirable to enhance the investigation of Leishmania spp. infection in dogs, especially in endemic regions. The bone marrow is a good target for the detection of Leishmania spp. in dogs. In this context, bone marrow aspiration is rapid and less invasive compared with biopsy procedures, and also enables cell block processing, paraffin wax embedding and the sectioning of samples for further histological and immunohistochemical analyses. The aim of this study was to describe for the first time parasitological methods (immunohistochemistry [IHC] and histopathology) using the cell block technique with bone marrow aspirates for the diagnosis of Leishmania spp. infection in dogs. Bone marrow aspiration was performed in 45 dogs from an area endemic for visceral leishmaniosis for parasitological culture and the cell block technique (histopathology and IHC). Fourteen (31.1%) dogs tested positive for Leishmania spp. by IHC, six (13.3%) by parasitological culture and four (8.9%) by histopathology. Cell block IHC was a useful tool for the diagnosis of canine visceral leishmaniosis. Further studies should be conducted to validate this method for routine epidemiological screening. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. Digital PCR Improves Mutation Analysis in Pancreas Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Specimens.

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    Sho, Shonan; Court, Colin M; Kim, Stephen; Braxton, David R; Hou, Shuang; Muthusamy, V Raman; Watson, Rabindra R; Sedarat, Alireza; Tseng, Hsian-Rong; Tomlinson, James S

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    Applications of precision oncology strategies rely on accurate tumor genotyping from clinically available specimens. Fine needle aspirations (FNA) are frequently obtained in cancer management and often represent the only source of tumor tissues for patients with metastatic or locally advanced diseases. However, FNAs obtained from pancreas ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) are often limited in cellularity and/or tumor cell purity, precluding accurate tumor genotyping in many cases. Digital PCR (dPCR) is a technology with exceptional sensitivity and low DNA template requirement, characteristics that are necessary for analyzing PDAC FNA samples. In the current study, we sought to evaluate dPCR as a mutation analysis tool for pancreas FNA specimens. To this end, we analyzed alterations in the KRAS gene in pancreas FNAs using dPCR. The sensitivity of dPCR mutation analysis was first determined using serial dilution cell spiking studies. Single-cell laser-microdissection (LMD) was then utilized to identify the minimal number of tumor cells needed for mutation detection. Lastly, dPCR mutation analysis was performed on 44 pancreas FNAs (34 formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) and 10 fresh (non-fixed)), including samples highly limited in cellularity (100 cells) and tumor cell purity (1%). We found dPCR to detect mutations with allele frequencies as low as 0.17%. Additionally, a single tumor cell could be detected within an abundance of normal cells. Using clinical FNA samples, dPCR mutation analysis was successful in all preoperative FNA biopsies tested, and its accuracy was confirmed via comparison with resected tumor specimens. Moreover, dPCR revealed additional KRAS mutations representing minor subclones within a tumor that were not detected by the current clinical gold standard method of Sanger sequencing. In conclusion, dPCR performs sensitive and accurate mutation analysis in pancreas FNAs, detecting not only the dominant mutation subtype, but also the additional rare

  9. Aspiration biopsy of mammary analogue secretory carcinoma of accessory parotid gland: another diagnostic dilemma in matrix-containing tumors of the salivary glands.

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    Levine, Pascale; Fried, Karen; Krevitt, Lane D; Wang, Beverly; Wenig, Bruce M

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    Mammary analogue secretory carcinoma (MASC) is a newly described rare salivary gland tumor, which shares morphologic features with acinic cell carcinoma, low-grade cystadenocarcinoma, and secretory carcinoma of the breast. This is the first reported case of MASC of an accessory parotid gland detected by aspiration biopsy with radiologic and histologic correlation in a 34-year-old patient. Sonographically-guided aspiration biopsy showed cytologic features mimicking those of low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma, including sheets of bland epithelial cells, dissociated histiocytoid cells with intracytoplasmic mucinous material, and spindle cells lying in a web-like matrix. Histologic sections showed a circumscribed tumor with microcystic spaces lined by bland uniform epithelial cells and containing secretory material. The tumor cells expressed mammaglobin and BRST-2. The cytologic features, differential diagnosis, and pitfalls are discussed. The pathologic stage was pT1N0. The patient showed no evidence of disease at 1 year follow-up. Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  10. Transjugular liver biopsy: histological diagnosis success comparing the trucut to the modified aspiration Ross needle Biopsia hepática transjugular: comparação do sucesso diagnóstico histológico entre as agulhas trucut e a aspirativa modificada de Ross

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    Antonio Carlos Maciel

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Transjugular liver biopsy is an alternative procedure for patients who present contraindications to standard percutaneous procedure. AIM: To compare the rate of histological diagnosis obtained on transjugular liver biopsy with an automated trucut needle and with a modified Ross needle. PATIENTS / METHOD: Eighty-five patients with suspicion of chronic liver diseases and presenting contraindications for percutaneous liver biopsy (coagulopathy, massive ascites, morbid obesity, or chronic renal problems were submitted to 89 transjugular liver biopsies between March 1994 and April 2001 at ''Hospital São José, Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misercórdia'', Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. Thirty-five patients underwent 36 biopsies with an automated trucut needle, and 50 patients underwent 53 biopsies with a modified Ross needle. RESULTS: Histological diagnosis was reached in 32/35 subjects submitted to transjugular liver biopsy with the trucut needle (91% and in 35/50 (70% submitted to biopsy with the modified Ross needle. Specimens obtained with the trucut needle were significantly larger and less fragmented than those obtained with the Ross needle. CONCLUSION: Transjugular liver biopsy with the automated trucut needle allowed a higher rate of histological diagnosis when compared to the modified Ross needle in patients with suspicion of chronic liver diseases.RACIONAL: A biopsia hepática transjugular é um procedimento alternativo para pacientes que apresentam contra-indicações ao procedimento padrão (percutâneo. OBJETIVO: Comparar o índice de diagnóstico obtido por meio da biopsia hepática transjugular utilizando uma agulha automatizada trucut e uma agulha Ross modificada. MÉTODOS: Oitenta e cinco pacientes com suspeita de doenças hepáticas crônicas e apresentando contra-indicações para biopsia hepática percutânea (coagulopatia, ascite maciça, obesidade mórbida ou problemas renais crônicos foram submetidos a 89 biopsias hep

  11. Diagnosis of breast cancer biopsies using quantitative phase imaging

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    Majeed, Hassaan; Kandel, Mikhail E.; Han, Kevin; Luo, Zelun; Macias, Virgilia; Tangella, Krishnarao; Balla, Andre; Popescu, Gabriel

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    The standard practice in the histopathology of breast cancers is to examine a hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stained tissue biopsy under a microscope. The pathologist looks at certain morphological features, visible under the stain, to diagnose whether a tumor is benign or malignant. This determination is made based on qualitative inspection making it subject to investigator bias. Furthermore, since this method requires a microscopic examination by the pathologist it suffers from low throughput. A quantitative, label-free and high throughput method for detection of these morphological features from images of tissue biopsies is, hence, highly desirable as it would assist the pathologist in making a quicker and more accurate diagnosis of cancers. We present here preliminary results showing the potential of using quantitative phase imaging for breast cancer screening and help with differential diagnosis. We generated optical path length maps of unstained breast tissue biopsies using Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (SLIM). As a first step towards diagnosis based on quantitative phase imaging, we carried out a qualitative evaluation of the imaging resolution and contrast of our label-free phase images. These images were shown to two pathologists who marked the tumors present in tissue as either benign or malignant. This diagnosis was then compared against the diagnosis of the two pathologists on H&E stained tissue images and the number of agreements were counted. In our experiment, the agreement between SLIM and H&E based diagnosis was measured to be 88%. Our preliminary results demonstrate the potential and promise of SLIM for a push in the future towards quantitative, label-free and high throughput diagnosis.

  12. Frequency of argyrophilic nucleolar organizer regions in fine-needle aspirates and biopsy specimens from mast cell tumors in dogs.

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    Kravis, L D; Vail, D M; Kisseberth, W C; Ogilvie, G K; Volk, L M

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    To determine for mast cell tumors in dogs whether frequency of argyrophilic nucleolar organizer regions (AgNOR) determined by examining fine-needle aspirates (FNA) correlated with frequencies determined by examining biopsy specimens or with histologic grade. Case series. 25 dogs with 32 histologically confirmed tumors. Biopsy specimens and FNA were collected from each tumor. Histologic grade and AgNOR frequency were determined. Frequency of AgNOR in FNA was significantly correlated with frequency in biopsy specimens and was significantly associated with histologic grade of the tumor. Determining AgNOR frequency in FNA of mast cell tumors in dogs is a rapid, minimally invasive means of obtaining information that potentially could be used to help predict biological behavior of the tumor and to guide clinicians and owners in making decisions about further diagnostic tests and treatment.

  13. The accuracy of fine-needle aspiration cytology for diagnosis of parotid gland masses: a clinicopathological study of 114 patients

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Objective Fine-needle aspiration cytology is a valuable method for preoperative assessment of head and neck tumors. However, its accuracy in detection of salivary gland masses is controversial compared with other methods. The aim of this work was to evaluate the effectiveness and accuracy of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC in the diagnosis of parotid gland masses. Material and Methods Over a 10-year period, 126 parotid gland masses were resected. Retrospective chart reviews of 114 patients were performed. The results of FNAC and final histological diagnosis were compared and the accuracy of FNAC was determined. Results Final histological evaluation revealed 11 malignant tumors and 103 benign lesions. Pleomorphic adenoma was the most common neoplasm (63%, followed by Warthin’s tumor (17.5%. The sensitivity of FNAC in detecting malignant tumors was 73% and the specificity was 97%. Positive predictive value (PPV was 73% and negative predictive value (NPV was 97%. The overall accuracy of FNAC in detecting parotid masses was 95%. False-negative diagnosis was found in mucoepidermoid carcinoma, acinic cell carcinoma, and epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma whereas there was false-positive diagnosis in cases of pleomorphic adenoma and normal parotid gland tissue. Conclusion FNAC is a reliable minimally invasive diagnostic method with a high sensitivity in diagnosis of lesions in parotid glands. The sensitivity of detection of malignant tumors in parotid glands was low due to the biopsy technique used, and depended on tumor location. Postoperative complications decreased after superficial parotidectomy.

  14. Analysis of BRAF(V600E) mutation and DNA methylation improves the diagnostics of thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsies.

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    Zhang, Bingfei; Liu, Shu; Zhang, Zhaoxia; Wei, Jing; Qu, Yiping; Wu, Kexia; Yang, Qi; Hou, Peng; Shi, Bingyin

    2014-03-03

    Thyroid nodules with indeterminate cytological features on fine needle aspiration biopsy specimens (FNABs) have a ~20% risk of thyroid cancer. BRAF(V600E) mutation and DNA methylation are useful markers to distinguish malignant thyroid neoplasm from benign. The aim of this study was to determine whether combined detection of BRAF(V600E) mutation and methylation markers on FNABs could improve the diagnostic accuracy of thyroid cancer. Using pyrosequencing and quantitative methylation-specific PCR (Q-MSP) methods, FNABs from 79 and 38 patients with thyroid nodules in training and test groups, respectively, were analyzed for BRAF(V600E) mutation and gene methylation. BRAF(V600E) mutation was found in 30/42 (71.4%) and 14/20 (70%) FNABs in training and test groups, respectively. All BRAF(V600E)-positive samples were histologically diagnosed as papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) after thyroidectomy. As expected, BRAF mutation was not found in all benign nodules. Moreover, we demonstrated that the five genes, including CALCA, DAPK1, TIMP3, RAR-beta and RASSF1A, were aberrantly methylated in FNABs. Of them, methylation level of DAPK1 in PTCs was significantly higher than that in benign samples (P diagnostic sensitivity and accuracy of PTC with excellent specificity. Our data have demonstrated that combine analysis of BRAF mutation and DNA methylation markers on FNABs may be a useful strategy to facilitate the diagnosis of malignant thyroid neoplasm, particularly PTC. The virtual slide(s) for this article can be found here: http://www.diagnosticpathology.diagnomx.eu/vs/6080878071149177.

  15. Accuracy of combined clinical findings and fine needle aspiration cytology for the diagnosis in palpable breast tumors.

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    Carrillo, J F; Mendivil, M F; Domínguez, J R; de Obaldía, G E; Esparza, R

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    A prospective study to evaluate the confidence level and predictive value of the fine needle aspiration biopsy was performed in the Oncology Service, "Hospital 20 de Noviembre, ISSSTE", Mexico City. The cases with a palpable breast tumor, histologically confirmed who presented from 1992 to 1994 were included. One aspirate was done in each patient and these were reviewed by the same pathologist. We determined sensitivity, specificity and predictive value of the test. Age, border characteristics, size and mobility of the tumor were evaluated by Bayesian analysis. From 213 aspirates, 199 were elegible for diagnosis, 98 (46%) had a diagnosis of carcinoma, 13 were acellular and one suggestive. The acellular diagnoses were considered negative and suggestive positive, for analysis purposes. Mean age and tumor size were: 46.6 years (range 14-90) and 3.7 cm. (range 1-13) respectively. Sensitivity (0.932), specificity (0.973) and positive predictive value (96.9%) were estimated. We observed a high probability of true positive [P(D+/T+)] > 0.8 results in patients between 40 and 60 years of age, irregular borders, size > 2 cm and fixed lesions. The test has a high confidence level and in presence of two or more of the clinical factors mentioned, definitive decisions regarding treatment could be taken, without need of histologic confirmation.

  16. Biopsies

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    ... News Physician Resources Professions Site Index A-Z Biopsies - Overview A biopsy is the removal of tissue ... What are the limitations of biopsies? What are biopsies? A biopsy is the removal of tissue in ...

  17. An evaluation of the diagnostic efficacy of fine needle aspiration biopsy in patients operated for a thyroid nodular goiter

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    Full Text Available Dariusz Janczak,1,2 Wiktor Pawlowski,1 Tadeusz Dorobisz,1,3 Dawid Janczak,4 Karolina Dorobisz,5 Michal Lesniak,1 Agnieszka Ziomek,1 Mariusz Chabowski1,2 1Department of Surgery, 4th Military Teaching Hospital, 2Department of Clinical Nursing, Division of Nursing in Surgical Procedures, 3Department of Clinical Basics of Physiotherapy, 4Department of Palliative Care Nursing, Faculty of Health Science, 5Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland Background: Thyroid cancer (TC comprises 1% of all carcinomas and is the most common malignancy of the endocrine system. The disease is more common in women, with its peak morbidity observed in 40–50-year-old patients. The main risk factors include radiation, iodine deficiency, hereditary background, and genetic mutations. Among all diagnosed thyroid nodules, 5%–30% will evolve into cancer. The gold-standard procedure in the preoperative evaluation of a nodular goiter, apart from ultrasonography, is fine needle aspiration (FNA biopsy. The FNA biopsy is favored for its simplicity, safety, and high specificity and sensitivity rates. Aim: The aim of our study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of FNA based on the patients’ register. Materials and methods: In the Department of Surgery at the 4th Military Teaching Hospital in Wroclaw, 2,133 patients underwent thyroid surgery for thyroid goiter between 1996 and 2015. One hundred and eight cases of TC were diagnosed and of these, 66 patients had a preoperative FNA. Results: Fourteen FNA biopsies (21% revealed cancer, all of which were confirmed in the postoperative histopathology, although six cases of FNA-diagnosed cancer revealed a different histological type postoperatively. Eighteen FNA biopsies (27% were suspected of being malignant. A disturbingly high rate of “benign” FNA biopsies (32 cases; 48% revealed TC after surgery. Conclusion: It is of great importance that the quality and quantity of

  18. Comparison of MR/Ultrasound Fusion–Guided Biopsy With Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy for the Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

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    Siddiqui, M. Minhaj; Rais-Bahrami, Soroush; Turkbey, Baris; George, Arvin K.; Rothwax, Jason; Shakir, Nabeel; Okoro, Chinonyerem; Raskolnikov, Dima; Parnes, Howard L.; Linehan, W. Marston; Merino, Maria J.; Simon, Richard M.; Choyke, Peter L.; Wood, Bradford J.; Pinto, Peter A.

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    Importance Targeted magnetic resonance (MR)/ultrasound fusion prostate biopsy has been shown to detect prostate cancer. The implications of targeted biopsy alone vs standard extended-sextant biopsy or the 2 modalities combined are not well understood. Objective To assess targeted vs standard biopsy and the 2 approaches combined for the diagnosis of intermediate- to high-risk prostate cancer. Design, Setting, And Participants Prospective cohort study of 1003 men undergoing both targeted and standard biopsy concurrently from 2007 through 2014 at the National Cancer Institute in the United States. Patients were referred for elevated level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) or abnormal digital rectal examination results, often with prior negative biopsy results. Risk categorization was compared among targeted and standard biopsy and, when available, whole-gland pathology after prostatectomy as the “gold standard.” Interventions Patients underwent multiparametric prostate magnetic resonance imaging to identify regions of prostate cancer suspicion followed by targeted MR/ultrasound fusion biopsy and concurrent standard biopsy. Main Outcomes And Measures The primary objective was to compare targeted and standard biopsy approaches for detection of high-risk prostate cancer (Gleason score ≥4 + 3); secondary end points focused on detection of low-risk prostate cancer (Gleason score 3 + 3 or low-volume 3 + 4) and the biopsy ability to predict whole-gland pathology at prostatectomy. Results Targeted MR/ultrasound fusion biopsy diagnosed 461 prostate cancer cases, and standard biopsy diagnosed 469 cases. There was exact agreement between targeted and standard biopsy in 690 men (69%) undergoing biopsy. Targeted biopsy diagnosed 30% more high-risk cancers vs standard biopsy (173 vs 122 cases, P sextant ultrasound-guided biopsy, was associated with increased detection of high-risk prostate cancer and decreased detection of low-risk prostate cancer. Future studies will be

  19. Role of CT-guided transthoracic core needle biopsy in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis

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    Zhiwei Wang

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    Conclusion: CT-guided transthoracic core needle biopsy had high performance on the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis and facilitated the diagnosis of malignancy, lymphoma and other infectious disease.

  20. Biopsia por aspiración y supresión con hormonas tiroideas en el diagnóstico de cáncer tiroideo: comparación con la cirugía en 77 nódulos hipocaptantes Fine-Needle aspiration biopsy and suppression with thyroid hormone in the diagnosis of thyroid carcinoma

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    Humberto Aristizábal

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    Full Text Available Se estudiaron 77 pacientes con nódulos tiroideos hipocaptantes, demostrados por gamagrafía, por medio de biopsia tiroidea por aspiración y terapia supresiva con hormonas tiroideas durante 6 meses o más. Se realizó estudio ecográfico del nódulo antes de iniciar la terapia y seis meses después de estarla administrando. Todos fueron intervenidos porque en ninguno desapareció el nódulo con la terapia, a pesar de que se obtuvo supresión de la tirotrofina en plasma. La biopsia tiroidea por aspiración (BT A fue Interpretada en todos los pacientes como bocio coloide o nodular o neoplasia folicular. En contraste, en el estudio de la pieza quirúrgica 52 pacientes presentaron bocio nodular, multinodular o coloide; 16 tenían carcinomas (12 papilares y 4 foliculares y 9 tiroiditis de Hashimoto. Contrariamente a lo esperado se observó que 5 de loS carcinomas (31.3% disminuyeron de volumen durante el tratamiento hormonal; de acuerdo a la ecografía la disminución promedio fue 0.41 cm3. En cambio 4 de los 52 nódulos benignos (7.7% aumentaron de volumen, en promedio 3.7 cm3. Estos hallazgos sugieren que la prueba de supresión con hormonas tiroideas no es confiable para definir si una lesión es benigna o maligna. En el estudio quirúrgico se demostró que 20.8% (16/77 de los nódulos eran carcinomas. A la luz de estos datos la biopsia por aspiración no estableció por lo general el diagnóstico de carcinoma; por ello se debe recurrir a la cirugía aunque la biopsia sea negativa.

    Seventy-seven patients with cold thyroid nodules were studied with flne-needle aspiration biopsy and suppression with thyroid hormone. The volume of the nodule was calculated ultrasonographycally at the beginning of the study and after six months of oral therapy with thyroglobulin, at doses sufficient to maintain TSH at the low limits of the normal

  1. Phosphatidylglycerol in tracheal aspirates for diagnosis of hyaline membrane disease.

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    Francoual, J.; Magny, J F; Ropert, J C; DEHAN, M.; Leluc, R

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    Lecithin:sphingomyelin ratio and phosphatidylglycerol were determined by a rapid, simple method in tracheal aspirates obtained from 132 newborn infants with respiratory diseases, sixty five of whom developed hyaline membrane disease. Phosphatidylglycerol determination was more sensitive (97%) than lecithin:sphingomyelin ratio, but their specificities were similar (76%).

  2. Ultrasound diagnosis of fibroadenoma - is biopsy always necessary?

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    Smith, G.E.C. [Bradford Royal Infirmary, Bradford, West Yorkshire (United Kingdom)], E-mail: gemmaecsmith@hotmail.com; Burrows, P. [Bradford Royal Infirmary, Bradford, West Yorkshire (United Kingdom)

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    Aim: To review the ultrasound characteristics of fibroadenoma and the necessity to biopsy all fibroadenomas in the under 25 years age group. Materials and methods: The details of all patients under 25 years of age who attended a large district general hospital in the UK between 1995 and 2005 with a clinical diagnosis of fibroadenoma and subsequently, underwent a breast biopsy were obtained. The report of the targeted ultrasound for these patients was reviewed and this was correlated with the histopathology report (n = 447). If there was a significant discrepancy between the ultrasound and the pathology report, the ultrasound images were reviewed. Results: Out of 447 patients 357 had an ultrasound diagnosis of fibroadenoma. This was histologically proven in 281 (78.8%) cases. In 75 (21.5%) of these patients the final histology was either another benign pathology or normal. One patient (0.3%) had an invasive carcinoma. Conclusion: The majority of patients in the 25 years and under age group have benign breast pathology, most commonly fibroadenoma. Modern ultrasound is a reliable technique to diagnose fibroadenoma in the hands of experienced breast radiologists. Therefore, in this age group, it is proposed that a palpable lump that has the ultrasound characteristics entirely consistent with a fibroadenoma need not be biopsied unless there is overriding clinical concern. The patients should be reassured, discharged, and advised to return for further evaluation only if they detect a change in the palpable abnormality.

  3. Usefulness of endoscopic ultrasound-guided sampling using core biopsy needle as a percutaneous biopsy rescue for diagnosis of solid liver mass: Combined histological-cytological analysis.

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    Lee, Yun Nah; Moon, Jong Ho; Kim, Hee Kyung; Choi, Hyun Jong; Choi, Moon Han; Kim, Dong Choon; Lee, Tae Hee; Lee, Tae Hoon; Cha, Sang-Woo; Kim, Sang Gyune; Kim, Young Seok

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    Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is one of the alternative methods for tissue sampling of liver solid mass. However, the diagnostic efficacy using cytology alone was limited. In this study, we evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of EUS-guided fine needle biopsy (EUS-FNB) as a percutaneous biopsy rescue for liver solid mass. The EUS-FNB using core biopsy needle for liver solid mass was performed prospectively for patients who were failure to acquire a tissue or achieve a diagnosis using percutaneous liver biopsy. The primary outcome was the diagnostic accuracy of EUS-FNB for malignancy and specific tumor type. The secondary outcomes were the median numbers of passes required to establish a diagnosis, the proportions of patients in whom immunohistochemical (IHC) stain was possible and obtained adequate specimen, and safety of EUS-FNB. Twenty-one patients (12 women; mean age, 63 years [range, 37-81]) underwent EUS-FNB for solid liver masses. The median number of needle passes was 2.0 (range, 1-5). On-site cytology and cytology with Papanicolaou stain showed malignancy in 16 patients (76.2%) and 17 patients (81.0%), respectively. In histology with HE stain, 19 patients (90.5%) were diagnosed malignancy and optimal to IHC stain. The overall diagnostic accuracy for malignancy and specific tumor type were 90.5% and 85.7%, respectively. No complications were seen. EUS-FNB with core biopsy needle for solid liver mass may be helpful in the management of patients who are unable to diagnose using percutaneous liver biopsy. © 2015 Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Foundation and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.

  4. A comparative analysis of core needle biopsy and fine-needle aspiration cytology in the evaluation of palpable and mammographically detected suspicious breast lesions.

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    Garg, Shailja; Mohan, Harsh; Bal, Amanjit; Attri, A K; Kochhar, Suman

    2007-11-01

    The present study was undertaken to compare the efficacy of needle core biopsy (NCB) of the breast with fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in breast lesions (palpable and non-palpable) in the Indian set-up, along with the assessment of tumor grading with both the techniques. Fifty patients with suspicious breast lesions were subjected to simultaneous FNAC and ultrasound-guided NCB following an initial mammographic evaluation. Cases were categorized into benign, benign with atypia, suspicious and malignant groups. In cases of infiltrating duct carcinomas, grading was performed on cytological smears as well as on NCB specimens. Both the techniques were compared, and findings were correlated with radiological and excision findings. Out of 50 cases, 18 were found to be benign and 32 malignant on final pathological diagnosis. Maximum number of patients with benign diagnosis was in the fourth decade (42.11%) and malignant diagnosis in the fourth as well as fifth decade (35.48% each). Sensitivity and specificity of mammography for the diagnosis of malignancy was 84.37% and 83.33%, respectively. Sensitivity and specificity of FNAC for malignant diagnosis was 78.15% and 94.44%, respectively, and of NCB was 96.5% and 100%, respectively. But NCB had a slightly higher specimen inadequacy rate (8%). NCB improved diagnostic categorization over FNAC by 18%. Tumor grading in cases of IDC showed high concordance rate between NCB and subsequent excision biopsy (94.44%) but low concordance rate between NCB and FNAC (59.1%). NCB is superior to FNAC in the diagnosis of breast lesions in terms of sensitivity, specificity, correct histological categorization of the lesions as well as tumor grading. (c) 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  5. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy of secondary neoplasms of the thyroid gland: a multi-institutional study of 62 cases.

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    Pusztaszeri, Marc; Wang, He; Cibas, Edmund S; Powers, Celeste N; Bongiovanni, Massimo; Ali, Syed; Khurana, Kamal K; Michaels, Paul J; Faquin, William C

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    Secondary neoplasms of the thyroid gland (SNTGs) are uncommon, and it is important to recognize them in thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). The authors report a cohort of 62 SNTGs from 7 institutions in the United States and Europe. Patients were identified retrospectively by searching through medical records of the respective institutions. All initial diagnoses were rendered by FNAB. SNTGs represented 0.16% of all thyroid FNABs and were more frequent among women (ratio of women to men, 1.2:1.0). The mean patient age was of 59 years (range, 7-84 years), the mean tumor size was 3 cm (range, 0.9-7 cm), and the mean interval from diagnosis of the primary tumor was 45 months (range, 0-156 months). Eighty-seven percent of SNTGs were diagnosed as malignant by FNAB, and there was a specific SNTG diagnosis in 93% of patients. Immunocytochemistry and flow cytometry, which were used in 30% of patients, were useful ancillary studies. Adenocarcinomas (n = 23; 37%) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) (n = 22; 35.5%) represented the majority of SNTGs, followed by lymphoma (n = 5; 8%), melanoma (n = 5; 8%), adenoid cystic carcinoma (n = 3; 5%), and various sarcomas (n = 3; 5%). Adenocarcinomas originated from the kidney (n = 9; 39%), lung (n = 6; 26%), breast (n = 5; 22%), and colon (n = 3; 13%). SCCs originated mostly from the head and neck (n = 13; 59%), followed by lung (n = 3; 13%), esophagus (n = 3; 14%), and unknown primary sites (n = 3; 14%). Adenocarcinomas from the kidney, lung, breast, and colon along with SCCs represent the majority of SNTGs. The current results indicate that FNAB is a sensitive and accurate method for diagnosing SNTG; however, diagnostic difficulties can occur. Knowledge of clinical history and the judicious application of ancillary studies can increase the sensitivity and accuracy of FNAB for detecting SNTGs. © 2015 American Cancer Society.

  6. Granulomatous epididymo-orchitis: diagnosis by fine needle aspiration.

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    Handa, Uma; Kundu, Reetu; Raghubanshi, Gunjan; Bhalla, Vidur

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    Tuberculosis is the leading cause of chronic granulomatous epididymo-orchitis in the Asian population. A retrospective analysis of 40 patients diagnosed with granulomatous or tubercular epididymo-orchitis on fine-needle aspiration (FNA) was carried out. May Grünwald giemsa, haematoxylin and eosin and Ziehl Neelsen stained smears were evaluated. Of 40 patients studied, aspiration smears showed epithelioid cell granulomas with caseation in 17, granulomas alone in 19 and caseation only in four. Acid fast bacilli were seen in 15. Cytologic diagnoses rendered were tubercular epididymo-orchitis in 15, granulomatous inflammation suggestive of tuberculosis in six and granulomatous inflammation in 19. FNA may readily diagnose tubercular epididymo-orchitis and may avoid unnecessary orchidectomy in a good number of patients.

  7. Surecut 0.6 mm liver biopsy in the diagnosis of cirrhosis

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    Torp-Pedersen, S; Vyberg, Mogens; Smith, E

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    Liver biopsy with the 0.6 mm (23 gauge) Surecut needle was compared to conventional Menghini biopsy in the diagnosis of cirrhosis. Seventy-seven consecutive patients (mainly alcoholics) with a clinical indication for liver biopsy had both biopsies performed simultaneously. In 71 patients sufficient...... material for a morphological diagnosis concerning liver architecture was obtained with both biopsy techniques (Surecut insufficient in 5 cases and Menghini insufficient in 2 cases). The biopsies were classified as cirrhosis or non-cirrhosis. There was agreement in 69 cases (97%, confidence limits 90......-100%). Using the result of the Menghini biopsy as the final diagnosis, the predictive values for a positive and negative diagnosis for the Surecut needle were 96% and 98%, respectively. There were no complications to either of the biopsies. It is suggested that the 0.6 mm Surecut biopsy may be used...

  8. Metastatic pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma in a younger male with marked AFP production: A potential pitfall on fine needle aspiration biopsy.

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    Valente, Kari; Yacoub, George; Cappellari, James O; Parks, Graham

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    A 30-year-old male presented to his doctor with complaints of abdominal pain and was found to have retroperitoneal as well as multiple hepatic masses. A serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) level was significantly elevated (17,373 ng mL(-1) ), raising suspicions for a metastatic germ cell tumor. Fine needle aspiration biopsy of the pancreatic lesion revealed atypical epithelioid cells with round nuclei, large prominent nucleoli, and granular cytoplasm. The morphologic differential diagnosis included pancreatic neoplasm, metastatic germ cell tumor, other metastatic carcinoma, and melanoma. An extensive panel of immunohistochemical stains confirmed the diagnosis of acinar cell carcinoma. The diagnosis of acinar cell carcinoma could be confounded by the markedly increased AFP level, particularly in the setting of a retroperitoneal mass in a younger male. The increased AFP level in the setting of an acinar cell tumor is a potential pitfall to correct diagnosis by cytology. As the treatment for these two entities differs considerably, acute awareness of the phenomenon is important. We present a case of pancreatic ACC with an increased AFP level diagnosed on a cytology specimen. Diagn. Cytopathol. 2017;45:133-136. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  9. A preliminary report of fine-needle aspiration biopsy in superficially ...

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    precisely locate and aspirate lesions deep within body cavities with ease, safety and cytologic accuracy in excess of. 90%5. Tumour cells tend to be less cohesive than normal cells, thus it is often easy to harvest enough diagnostic droplets from most neoplastic lesions7. In benign lesions, however it is sometimes difficult to ...

  10. A new instrument for rectal suction biopsy in the diagnosis of Hirschsprung′s disease: Triple rectal suction biopsy

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    Full Text Available A new instrument for suction rectal biopsy in infants suspected of having Hirschsprung′s disease is described that can be completely dismantled, physically cleaned, lubricated, and heat sterilised. Triple rectal suction biopsy instrument with the patent application, which involves (0.5 cm diameter suction of mucosa and sub-mucosa and provides taking three different biopsies within a 2 cm distant from each other with a single shot, instead of only one or taking a full layer biopsy under general anesthesia for the diagnosis of Hirschsprung disease. As a preliminary study, in the 36 and 12 biopsy materials taken from the rabbits and children, respectively, it was found that mucosa and sub-mucosa were sufficient and in all of the cross sections, parasympathetic nerve fibers, and ganglion cells were existed. A successful biopsy was usually achieved and no complications occurred.

  11. Parotid gland biopsy compared with labial biopsy in the diagnosis of patients with primary Sjogren's syndrome

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    Pijpe, J.; Kalk, W. W. I.; van der Wal, J. E.; Vissink, A.; Kluin, Ph. M.; Roodenburg, J. L. N.; Bootsma, H.; Kallenberg, C. G. M.; Spijkervet, F. K. L.

    Objective. To assess the value of the parotid biopsy as a diagnostic tool for primary Sjogren's syndrome ( pSS), and to compare the parotid biopsy and the labial biopsy with regard to diagnostic value and biopsy-related morbidity. Methods. In 15 consecutive patients with pSS and 20 controls, the

  12. Primary umbilical endometriosis - Diagnosis by fine needle aspiration

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    Hilda Fernandes

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Primary (spontaneous umbilical endometriosis is very rare with an estimated incidence of 0.5-1% of all patients with endometrial ectopia. Endometriosis is a common gynecological condition, the pelvis being the most common site of the disease. Extrapelvic site is less common and even more difficult to diagnose due to the extreme variability in presentation. A 38-year-old woman presented with a blackish nodule over the umbilicus of 3 years duration. Fine needle aspiration cytology of the lesion showed cells in clusters and sheets with background of scant stromal fragment, hemosiderin laden macrophages and RBCs, leading to a suggestion of umbilical endometriosis. Histopathological examination of the excised lesion confirmed the same.

  13. [Application value of fine needle aspiration and cell block in preoperative diagnosis of thyroid cancer and discrimination of follicular tumor].

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    Fang, Qingquan; Cai, Chengfu; Chen, Hong

    2015-08-01

    To study the application value of fine needle aspiration and cell block combined with molecular markers in early diagnosis of thyroid cancer and discriminate follicular tumor before operation. Fine needle biopsy of thyroid nodules was guided by color ultrasound, then the sample acquired was used to make smear and the rest to make cell block. The pathological diagnosis on smear, cell block or combination of both was made respectively. Then, the Envision immunohistochemical method was employed to detect the expressions of CK19, Galectin-3 in cell block samples, which had been used for the diagnosis of papillary thyroid carcinoma or thyroid nodules from benign lesions after operation and to detect the expressions of DDIT3, ki-67 of cell block that had been used for the diagnosis of follicular tumor nodules. The sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value and accuracy of cytopathology for the diagnosis of malignancy were 95.3%, 94.7%, 92.7%, 96.6% and 95.0% respectively; and the sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of the diagnosis used cell block alone or combined with smear were 88.1%, 95.3%, 92.3% and 95.3%, 94.7%, 95.0% respectively, which were higher than 53.8%, 83.7%, 71.3% from smear correspondingly. The positive expression rate of CK19 and Galectin-3 of papillary thyroid carcinoma cell block were 100% and 98.0% respectively, higher than the value 17.7% and 23.3% of thyroid benign lesions (P block was 84.6%, higher than the value 35.1% of follicular adenoma (P block (P > 0.05). It was conducive to early diagnose thyroid cancer with detection of CK19, Galection-3 of cell block made by ultrasound-guided fine needle biopsy of thyroid nodules. And it was also significant for DDIT3 detection to early discriminate follicular neoplasm before operation.

  14. An unexpected diagnosis of ectopic liver diagnosed by fine needle aspiration

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    Gonzalo Barazza

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The differential diagnosis of perigastric masses is broad, ranging from benign to malignant entities. Among the benign entities, accessory liver lobes and ectopic liver are unusual and often incidentally discovered. Here, we report a patient with malignant melanoma who was clinically suspected to have a perigastric metastasis or a gastrointestinal stromal tumor but was ultimately diagnosed by fine needle aspiration (FNA to have benign ectopic liver. A 47-year-old male was diagnosed with malignant melanoma of the scalp in May 2015 at a tertiary care hospital. He was found to have a 2.6 cm enhancing mass adjacent to the fundus of the stomach and below the diaphragm by computed tomography imaging. To exclude metastasis, the patient was referred to endoscopy, and an endoscopic ultrasound-guided FNA was performed with rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE by a cytopathologist. A relatively new FNA needle (Shark Core was used, which produced useful core biopsy material. Cytopathology demonstrated flat sheets, single cells, and small clusters of polygonal cells. There was abundant granular cytoplasm, often containing pigment. Cells lacked pleomorphism. The smear findings appeared consistent with hepatocytes. The cell block demonstrated small core fragments of hepatic parenchyma with portal tracts. Immunohistochemistry for arginase-1 confirmed that this was hepatic tissue. ROSE was useful for communicating with the endoscopist that the mass was both far from, and not connected to, the liver. This is the first documented account of perigastric ectopic liver diagnosed by FNA. This entity should be considered in the differential of perigastric masses.

  15. Core-needle biopsy of breast cancer is associated with a higher rate of distant metastases 5 to 15 years after diagnosis than FNA biopsy.

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    Sennerstam, Roland B; Franzén, Bo S H; Wiksell, Hans O T; Auer, Gert U

    2017-10-01

    The literature offers discordant results regarding whether diagnostic biopsy is associated with the dissemination of cancer cells, resulting in local and/or distant metastasis. The long-term outcomes of patients with breast cancer were compared between those who were diagnosed using either fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) or core-needle biopsy (CNB) during 2 decades: the 1970s and 1990s. In the 1970s, the only diagnostic needle biopsy method used for breast cancer in Sweden was FNAB. CNB was introduced 1989 and became established in Stockholm Gotland County in the early 1990s. The authors compared the clinical outcomes of patients diagnosed using FNAB from 1971 to 1976 (n = 354) versus those of patients diagnosed using CNB from 1991 to 1995 (n = 1729). Adjusting for differences in various treatment modalities, mammography screening, tumor size, DNA ploidy, and patient age between the 2 decades, 2 strictly matched samples representing FNAB (n = 181) and CNB (n = 203) were selected for a 15-year follow-up study. In a comparison of the rates of distant metastasis in the strictly matched patient groups from the FNAB and CNB cohorts, significantly higher rates of late-appearing (5-15 years after diagnosis) distant metastasis were observed among the patients who were diagnosed on CNB compared with those who were diagnosed on FNAB. No significant difference in local metastasis was observed between the 2 groups. At 5 to 15 years after diagnosis of the primary tumor, CNB-diagnosed patients had significantly higher rates of distant metastases than FNAB-diagnosed patients. Cancer Cytopathol 2017;125:748-56. © 2017 American Cancer Society. © 2017 American Cancer Society.

  16. Fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis of canine cutaneous transmissible venereal tumor: case report

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    2014-01-01

    Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) has been widely used in the diagnosis of lesions from various origins, especially neoplastic. The technique is simple, fast, safe, minimally invasive and inexpensive, which allows through the evaluation of cell morphology to establish prognosis, delineate surgical margins, monitor lesion growth, validate indication euthanasia during surgery and monitor chemotherapy protocols. Diagnosis of canine transmissible venereal tumor (TVT) can be accomplished with...

  17. Use of fine needle aspirate from peripheral nerves of pure-neural leprosy for cytology and PCR to confirm the diagnosis: A pilot study

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The diagnosis of pure neural leprosy (PNL remained subjective because of over-dependence of clinical expertise and a lack of simple yet reliable diagnostic tool. The criteria for diagnosis, proposed by Jardim et al., are not routinely done by clinicians in developing country as it involves invasive nerve biopsy and sophisticated anti-PGL-1 detection. We conducted a study using fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC coupled with Ziehl Neelsen staining (ZN staining and Multiplex- Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR specific for M. leprae for an objective diagnosis of pure neural leprosy (PNL, which may be simpler and yet reliable. Aim: The aim of the study is to couple FNAC with ZN staining and multiplex PCR to diagnose pure neural leprosy patients rapidly, in simpler and yet reliable way. Methods: Thirteen patients of PNL as diagnosed by two independent consultants were included as case, and 5 patients other than PNL were taken as control in the study. Fine needle aspiration was done on the affected nerve, and aspirates were evaluated for cytology, ZN staining and multiplex- PCR. Results: Out of the 13 cases where fine needle aspiration was done, M. leprae could be elicited in the nerve tissue aspirates in 5 cases (38.4% with the help of conventional acid-fast staining and 11 cases (84.6% with the help of multiplex PCR. On cytological examination of the aspirates, only 3 (23% cases showed specific epithelioid cells, whereas 8 (61.5% cases showed non-specific inflammation, and 2 (15.3% cases had no inflammatory cells. Conclusion: Our study demonstrates that in the field of laboratory diagnosis of PNL cases, FNAC in combination with ZN staining for acid-fast bacilli (AFB and Multiplex-PCR can provide a rapid and definitive diagnosis for the majority of PNL cases. FNAC is a less-invasive, outdoor-based and simpler technique than invasive nerve biopsy procedure. Thus, this study may enlighten the future path for easy and reliable diagnosis of

  18. The Utility of Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration in the Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases—Report of Three Cases

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA is a fast and minimally invasive methodology with a crucial impact on patients’ management. It has an important and established role in the diagnosis and staging of mediastinal and abdominal malignancies, but little is discussed in the literature on the usefulness of this technique in the diagnosis of infectious diseases. In the current report, we present three different cases where EUS was essential for reaching the diagnosis of tuberculosis and paracoccidiodomicosis in cases otherwise seen as malignant. In conclusion, EUS was successful not only in obtaining enough cells for morphological analysis, but also for the production of cell blocks and assessment of the presence of the microorganisms by special stains. EUS allied to fine needle biopsy was an important tool in determining diagnoses of enlarged lymph nodes, revealing the diagnosis of infectious diseases in cases otherwise seen as malignant. The wide use of this methodology in cases such as those reported here cannot only rule out malignancy, but also aid critically ill patients by installing early proper therapy without the need for aggressive interventions.

  19. Lymph node biopsy

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    Biopsy - lymph nodes; Open lymph node biopsy; Fine needle aspiration biopsy; Sentinel lymph node biopsy ... A lymph node biopsy is done in an operating room in a hospital. Or, it is done at an outpatient surgical center. The ...

  20. Improvement of accuracy and diagnostic significance of breast tumor fine-needle aspiration biopsy by miRNA analysis of material isolated from cytological smears

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    N. N. Kolesnikov

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Relevance. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Tumor biopsy, a key diagnostic approach, is required to evaluate the nature of tumor and to determine the therapeutic strategy. In clinical practice methods are being applied: trepan-biopsy and fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB. The latter is less traumatic however is used less often because it provides with less information. Moreover, dependence from quality of biopsy and qualification of morphologist are attributes of both techniques. A possibility to use biopsy material for farther analysis of tumor-markers would open a perspective to obtain more information and to improve objectivity of traditional diagnostic approaches, including FNAB. MicroRNAs (miRNAs, regulatory molecules involved in control of virtually all physiologic and pathologic process, emerged as promising tumor markers. Malignant transformation of mammary gland epithelia is associated with specific alterations of cellular miRNAs profile. Analysis of these alterations is of great diagnostic potency.Objective. Development of method for miRNAs analysis in cytological smears material and evaluation of its practical applicability.Material and methods. Archived cytological material (smears on the glass slides from patients with benign tumor and breast cancer was used. Analysis of miRNAs expression was performed by reverse transcription followed by quantitative PCR. Results of reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction were analyzed with use of relevant cytological and morphological data.Results. Method of miRNAs analysis in material of cytological smears was developed. Expression of 9 miRNAs in 80 samples was evaluated. Statistically significant expression difference between benign and malignant tumor samples was found for 5 miRNAs: miR-21, miR-205, miR-125b, miR-200a, miR-221. MiR-125b exhibited most prominent expression dysregulation: malignant transformation of mammary epithelium is associated with 500

  1. A Selective Biomarker Panel Increases the Reproducibility and the Accuracy in Endometrial Biopsy Diagnosis

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    Nastic, Denis; Shanwell, Emma; Wallin, Keng-Ling

    2017-01-01

    Grading and histologic typing of endometrial cancer in biopsy material has a direct impact on the decision to perform lymphadenectomy and/or omentectomy in many cancer centers. Endometrial biopsies are among the most common general surgical pathology specimens. Multiple studies have shown...... that biopsy diagnosis suffers from a lack of reproducibility. Although many biomarkers have been proposed, none have been demonstrated to improve the diagnosis in the biopsy setting. In this study, 70 biopsies with endometrial carcinoma were supplemented with a biomarker panel consisting of ER, PR, P53...

  2. Skin biopsy in the diagnosis of neoplastic skin disease.

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    Harvey, Nathan Tobias; Chan, Jonathan; Wood, Benjamin Andrew

    2017-01-01

    Biopsy for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes is a central component in the management of neoplastic skin conditions. While the technical aspects of performing biopsies are familiar to most clinicians, a number of other aspects of the skin biopsy pathway are equally important. The objectives of this article are to provide general principles related to the biopsy of neoplastic skin conditions and offer practical advice on the approach to some common skin neoplasms. Careful attention to the selection of biopsy site and type, and communication of appropriate clinical details will ensure optimal patient care, minimising the chance of diagnostic errors with potentially serious medical and medico-legal consequences.

  3. Thyroid nodules with nondiagnostic results on repeat fine-needle aspiration biopsy: which nodules should be considered for repeat biopsy or surgery rather than follow-up?

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    Eun, Na Lae; Chang, Hang Seok; Gweon, Hye Mi; Kim, Jeong Ah; Youk, Ji Hyun; Son, Eun Jun [Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Yoo, Mi Ri [Dept. of Radiology, Dongjak Kyunghee Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Park, Ah Young [Dept. of Radiology, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Ansan (Korea, Republic of); Moon, Hee Jung [Dept. of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiological Science, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-07-15

    The goal of this study was to assess the clinicopathologic and ultrasonographic features of thyroid nodules with nondiagnostic results on repeat ultrasonography (US)-guided fineneedle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) according to size and the number of suspicious findings and to determine the proper management of nodules with consecutive nondiagnostic results. This retrospective study included 297 nodules with nondiagnostic results on repeat FNAB that were evaluated by US over the course of at least 12 months of follow-up, a follow-up biopsy, or an operation. We compared clinical and US variables between benign and malignant nodules in thyroid nodules with repeat nondiagnostic results. The comparison of benign and malignant nodules with repeat nondiagnostic results revealed that age, marked hypoechogenicity, irregular or microlobulated margins, microcalcifications, and nonparallel shape were significantly associated with malignancy. Multivariate logistic regression analysis in malignant nodules revealed that microcalcifications and irregular or microlobulated margins were independently associated with malignancy. Among them, only irregular or microlobulated margins were independently significant as a predictor of malignancy in repeatedly nondiagnostic nodules measuring >10 mm. Using receiver operating characteristic analysis, the best cutoff value for the “number of suspicious findings” between benign and malignant nodules was three in nodules of all sizes, three in nodules measuring ≤10 mm, and two in nodules measuring >10 mm. Irregular or microlobulated margins may be the most frequent US features in repeatedly nondiagnostic nodules >10 mm. The presence of “two or more suspicious findings” can be used as the cutoff for distinguishing benign and malignant nodules.

  4. Immunohistochemical staining for thyroid peroxidase (TPO) of needle core biopsies in the diagnosis of scintigraphically cold thyroid nodules

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    Yousaf, U.; Christensen, Lars Høj; Rasmussen, A.K.

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Cold thyroid nodules are common, in particular in iodine-deficient areas, but only a minority of them are malignant requiring surgery. Thyroid peroxidase (TPO) immunostaining of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) material has proven helpful in diagnosing cells from malignant lesions......, but the procedure has its limitations in a routine setting. PURPOSE: To improve diagnosis and reduce surgery rate, the FNAC procedure was replaced by needle core biopsy (NCB), which was routinely stained for TPO by the monoclonal antibody mAb 47. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During a 5-year period 427 consecutive...... patients with a cold thyroid nodule were evaluated by ultrasound-guided NCB, which had been routinely stained for TPO in an automated immunostainer. Sensitivity and specificity and predictive values of the TPO immunostaining were estimated, based on the final diagnosis obtained from surgical resection...

  5. A preliminary report of fine-needle aspiration biopsy in superficially ...

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    Tuberculous lymphadenitis. Non—Hodgkin's lymphoma. Non—Hodgkin's lymphoma. Reactive lymphadenopathy. Osteosarcoma. Tuberculous lymphadenitis. Tuberculous lymphadenitis. Table 2 Cytology diagnosis from FNAB. Disease No of patients %. Lymphoma 6 30. Osteosarcoma 3 15. Tuberculous lytnphadenitis 7 35.

  6. Utility of core biopsy with concurrent ROSE FNA in the diagnosis of pancreatic tumor-does the biopsy add any diagnostic benefit?

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    Yan, Lei; Ikemura, Kenji; Park, Ji-Weon

    2018-02-01

    Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) and endoscopic ultrasound-guided core-needle biopsy (EUS-CNB) are widely used for diagnosis of pancreatic tumors. The aim of our study was to compare the diagnostic performance of ROSE EUS-FNA and EUS-CNB for diagnosis of pancreatic malignancy during the same EUS. Patients who underwent both FNA and CNB during the same EUS for pancreatic solid lesion were reviewed retrospectively. Sample adequacy, diagnostic yield (defined as percentage of definitive diagnosis), sensitivity and specificity for malignancy were compared between FNA and CNB. A total of 48 patients with solid pancreatic lesions were evaluated. The proportions of adequate samples were 48/48 (100%) for FNA and 45/48 (93.7%) for core biopsy (P = .24). The diagnostic yield was 42/48 (87.5%) and 33/48 (68.7%) for FNA and CNB respectively (P = .046). The incremental increase in diagnostic yield by combining both methods was 2/48 (4%). The diagnostic yield for malignancy was 30/32 (93.7%) for FNA and 23/32 (71.8%) for CNB (P = .043). The sensitivity for the diagnosis of malignancy for FNA and CNB were 90.6% and 69%, respectively (P = .045). The specificity was 100% for both methods. The sensitivity for diagnosing malignancy increased to 93.8% when the two methods were combined. The difference in diagnostic yield was not associated with lesion size or location. EUS-guided FNA is a superior method of assessing solid pancreatic lesion and pancreatic malignancy with better diagnostic yield and higher sensitivity than EUS-CNB. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  7. Aspiration cytology of the conjunctival surface.

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    Grossniklaus, Hans E; Stulting, R Doyle; Gansler, Ted; Aaberg, Thomas M

    2003-01-01

    To evaluate a method of obtaining conjunctival cells that utilizes aspiration of the conjunctival surface. Eighteen eyes from 16 patients with epibulbar lesions underwent aspiration of the conjunctival surface using a tuberculin syringe without a needle. The aspirated cells were prepared by the cytocentrifuge or Millipore filter technique. The lesions were subsequently biopsied, and the cytologic and histologic diagnoses were compared. Diagnoses of the conjunctival lesions, in decreasing order of frequency, were conjunctival intraepithelial neoplasia (dysplasia, carcinoma in situ), squamous cell carcinoma, squamous metaplasia, nevus, lymphoma and inflammation. In this feasibility study, the cytologic diagnosis accurately correlated with the histologic diagnosis in most cases. There were two cases in which the cytologic diagnosis led to the correct histologic diagnosis. Aspiration cytology of the conjunctival surface is useful in obtaining diagnostic material and may be used as a guide to where a biopsy should be performed. Limitations include inadequate samples and lack of observer experience.

  8. The increasing role of radiologists in thoracic diagnosis: more thoracic biopsies are performed percutaneously.

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    Sharpe, Richard E; Levin, David C; Parker, Laurence; Rao, Vijay M

    2013-10-01

    The rate of thoracic biopsies overall and by type of biopsy from 1998 to 2010 is not known. The aim of this study was to examine the utilization rate of various types of thoracic biopsies within the Medicare population. Source data was obtained from the CMS Physician/Supplier Procedure Summary Master Files from 1998 to 2010. Allowed primary claims submitted for percutaneous thoracic biopsy, bronchoscopic thoracic biopsy, and surgical thoracic biopsy were extracted. Annual volume and utilization rates were calculated and analyzed by biopsy type and provider type. Total thoracic biopsy volume in 1998 was 176,125 and in 2010 was 167,911 (-4.7%). The utilization rate for all thoracic biopsies decreased from 5.47 per 1,000 in 1998 to 4.76 per 1,000 (-13.0%) in 2010. The percutaneous biopsy utilization rate increased 3.6% from 1998 to 2010, while the rate for surgical biopsy decreased by 20.9% and the rate of bronchoscopic biopsy decreased by 19.6% during the same time period. In 2010, radiologists performed 96.4% (58,679) of all percutaneous biopsies. Radiologists' thoracic biopsy market share increased from 26.2% (46,084 of 176,125) in 1998 to 35.0% (58,700 of 167,911) in 2010 (+33.6%). The overall rate of thoracic biopsy decreased from 1998 to 2010, with fewer biopsies being performed surgically and bronchoscopically and more biopsies being performed percutaneously. Radiologists are responsible for an increasing role in thoracic diagnosis, as they have increased market share of thoracic biopsies. These findings may be the result of changing trends toward less invasive procedures, changing patterns of reimbursement, and increased availability of percutaneous biopsy. Copyright © 2013 American College of Radiology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration for the diagnosis of kidney lesions: A review.

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    Lopes, Roberto Iglesias; Moura, Renata Nobre; Artifon, Everson

    2015-03-16

    Traditionally, treatment of renal lesions is indicated based only on imaging features. Although controversy exists about tissue sampling from small renal masses, renal biopsy is indicated in some cases. In this review, we discuss the rationale for endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) and summarize the recent advances in this field, providing recommendations for the practicing clinician. The use of EUS-FNA appears to be a safe and feasible means of confirming or excluding malignancy. EUS allows assessment and biopsy of masses or lesions within both kidneys and related complications are rare. The main advantages of EUS-FNA are that it can be done as an outpatient procedure, with good results, minimal morbidity and a short hospital stay. Nevertheless, EUS-FNA of renal masses should be indicated only in selected cases, in which there is potential to decrease unnecessary treatment of small renal masses and to best select tumors for active surveillance and minimally invasive ablative therapies. Additionally, some renal lesions may be ineligible for EUS-guided biopsy because of anatomical limitations. EUS-FNA renal biopsy will probably be best applied to central anterior renal masses, while tumors on the posterior aspect of the kidney, percutaneous access will probably be superior.

  10. Predisposing factors of pneumothorax in percutaneous transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy: comparison between CT emphysema score and pulmonary function test

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    Lee, Chang Ho; Park, Kyung Joo; Park, Dong Won; Jung, Kyung Il; Suh, Jung Ho [Ajou Univ. College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1997-11-01

    To compare the CT emphysema score with various factors of pulmonary function test by simple spirometry and to use the result as a predictor of pneumothorax in percutaneous transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy. The CT scans of 106 patients who had undergone percutaneous transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy of lung lesions within the previous 18 months were retrospectively reviewed. In 75 of these 106 cases, the results of the pulmonary function test were also reviewed. On plain chest radiography, pneumothorax was noted in 20 cases (19%). Emphysema was blindly evaluated. We divided each lung into four segments and determined the severity and involved volume of emphysema, as seen on CT. Severity was classified as one of four grades, as follow : absence of emphysema=0 ; low attenuation area of less than 5mm=1 ; low attenuation area of more than 5mm, and vascular pruning with normal lung intervening=2 ; and diffuse low attenuation without intervening normal lung, and larger confluent low attenuation with vascular pruning and distortion of branching pattern occupying all or almost all the involved parenchyma=3. The involved area was also classified as one of four grades : less than 25%=1 ; 25 - 49%=2 ; 51 - 74%=3 ; and more than 75%=4. The CT emphysema score was defined as the average of the grade of severity multiplied by the grade of involved area. Pulmonary function tests, consisting of simple spirometry and a pulmonologist's interpretation, were evaluated. We also evaluated depth and size of lesion as known predisposing factors in postbioptic pneumothorax. Statistical analysis was performed using the chi-square test, Wilcoxon ranks sum W test and the student t test. A comparison between the two groups of occurrence(with or without pneumothorax) showed the emphysema scores to be 1.69{+-}2.0 and 1.11{+-}2.9, respectively ; there was thus no significant difference between the two groups (z= - 0.048, p>0.10). Nor were differences revealed by the

  11. Ultrasound-guided core biopsy as the primary tool for tissue diagnosis in pediatric oncology.

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    Ilivitzki, Anat; Abugazala, Maya; Arkovitz, Marc; Benbarak, Ayelet; Postovsky, Sergey; Arad-Cohen, Nira; Ben-Arush, Myriam

    2014-07-01

    Traditionally in pediatric oncology, biopsies were incisional, with a recent alternative of percutaneous imaging-guided biopsies. In our department, ultrasound (US)-guided core biopsy is the first choice for tissue diagnosis in the pediatric population. We retrospectively reviewed our experience and assessed the accuracy rate, safety, and availability of the procedure. Pediatric US-guided biopsies performed in our hospital between November 2003 and November 2011 were studied. Data collection included demographics, clinical and procedural data, and follow-up. A total of 213 biopsies were performed on 191 patients: 40 known oncologic patients and 173 to establish diagnosis. Seventeen biopsies were excluded, as malignancy was not suspected. Sixty-five percent of the patients had a biopsy within a day. A total of 138 biopsies with tumor at the biopsy site were correctly diagnosed and 4 were missed. Fifty-eight patients were negative for tumor. The sensitivity of our ultrasound-guided core biopsy is 97.1%, specificity 100%, and accuracy 97.9%.We found no complication related to sedation, and 2 procedural complications-bleeding from the biopsy site and seeding of tumor cells-were reported. We find US-guided core biopsy for suspected malignancy in the pediatric population to be highly available, safe, and very accurate, having a potential to become the procedure of choice.

  12. Utility of endobronchial ultrasound-guided-fine-needle aspiration and additional value of cell block in the diagnosis of mediastinal granulomatous lymphadenopathy

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    Shaesta Naseem Zaidi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial fine-needle aspiration is a minimally invasive technique for diagnosis of mediastinal lesions. Although most studies have reported the utility of EBUS-FNA in malignancy, its use has been extended to the benign conditions as well. Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic yield and cytologic accuracy of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial fine-needle aspiration (EBUS-FNA in cases of clinically and radiologically suspected granulomatous diseases. Patients and Method: From May 2010 to April 2015, 43 of 115 patients who underwent EBUS-FNA at one center for radiologically and clinically suspicious granulomatous lesions, and with no definite histological diagnosis, were included in this retrospective study. Results: When the histological diagnosis was taken as the gold standard, the sensitivity of EBUS-FNA was 85% and specificity was 100% with the positive predictive value of 100. The combined diagnostic sensitivity of EBUS-FNA and transbronchial lung biopsy was 100%. In 4 cases, cell block provided an exclusive morphological diagnosis of sarcoidosis which was noncontributory by EBUS-FNA. Conclusion: Our study supports the use of EBUS-FNA, by virtue of being a safe, minimally invasive, and an outpatient procedure, in the diagnosis of granulomatous mediastinal lymphadenopathy, thereby obviating more invasive testing in a significant number of patients. Also, cell block provides additional data in the diagnosis in these benign mediastinal diseases.

  13. Comparison of Endoscopic Ultrasound-Fine-needle Aspiration and Endoscopic Ultrasound-Fine-needle Biopsy for Solid Lesions in a Multicenter, Randomized Trial.

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    Nagula, Satish; Pourmand, Kamron; Aslanian, Harry; Bucobo, Juan Carlos; Gonda, Tamas A; Gonzalez, Susana; Goodman, Adam; Gross, Seth A; Ho, Sammy; DiMaio, Christopher J; Kim, Michelle K; Pais, Shireen; Poneros, John M; Robbins, David H; Schnoll-Sussman, Felice; Sethi, Amrita; Buscaglia, Jonathan M

    2017-06-15

    Endoscopic ultrasound with fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is the standard of care for tissue sampling of solid lesions adjacent to the gastrointestinal tract. Fine-needle biopsy (FNB) may provide higher diagnostic yield with fewer needle passes. The aim of this study was to assess the difference in diagnostic yield between FNA and FNB. This is a multicenter, prospective randomized clinical trial from 6 large tertiary care centers. Patients referred for tissue sampling of solid lesions were randomized to either FNA or FNB of the target lesion. Demographics, size, location, number of needle passes, and final diagnosis were recorded. After enrollment, 135 patients were randomized to FNA (49.3%), and 139 patients were randomized to FNB (50.7%).The following lesions were sampled: mass (n = 210, 76.6%), lymph nodes (n = 46, 16.8%), and submucosal tumors (n = 18, 6.6%). Final diagnosis was malignancy (n = 192, 70.1%), reactive lymphadenopathy (n = 30, 11.0%), and spindle cell tumors (n = 24, 8.8%). FNA had a diagnostic yield of 91.1% compared with 88.5% for FNB (P = .48). There was no difference between FNA and FNB when stratified by the presence of on-site cytopathology or by type of lesion sampled. A median of 1 needle pass was needed to obtain a diagnostic sample for both needles. FNA and FNB obtained a similar diagnostic yield with a comparable number of needle passes. On the basis of these results, there is no significant difference in the performance of FNA compared with FNB in the cytologic diagnosis of solid lesions adjacent to the gastrointestinal tract. ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01698190. Copyright © 2017 AGA Institute. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  14. Usefulness of Ultrasound and Ultrasound-guided Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy for Axillary Staging in Breast Cancer: Analysis of 327 patients at a single institution

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    Jang, Mi Jung; Kim, Sun Mi; Lyou, Chae Yeon; Kang, Eun Young; Kim, Sung Won; Park, So Yeon; Kim, Jee Hyun; Kim, Yu Jung [Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam (Korea, Republic of); Moon, Woo Kyung; Cho, Nariya [Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2010-12-15

    Aspiration biopsy (FNAB) for the diagnosis of metastasis in the axillary lymph node (LN) of patients with breast cancer. A retrospective review of the data was performed on 327 breast cancer patients that underwent axillary US from Jun 2006 to July 2008. US guided FNAB was performed when a LN indicated suspicious findings. Results of FNAB were compared with those of subsequent surgery. Of the 327 patients, 111 showed suspicious findings on US and underwent FNAB. Among the 111 cases, 73 (66%) were positive for cancer, while 38 (34%) were negative results. A Total of 254 patients who had normal findings on US (n=216) and negative results on FNAB (n=38) underwent SNB, of which 56 (22%) were proven to have metastasis. Sensitivity and specificity of US were 61.9% and 81.8%, respectively, with a positive predictive value (PPV) of 65.8% and negative predictive value (NPV) of 79.2%. Sensitivity and specificity of US-guided FNAB were 86.9% and 100%, respectively, with a PPV of 100% and a NPV of 71.7%. US and US-guided FNAB performed for axillary staging are useful methods with a high specificity and positive predictive value in invasive breast cancer patients

  15. Diagnosis of prostate cancer with needle biopsy: Should all cases ...

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    Background: The triad of digital rectal examination (DRE), serum prostate specific antigen, and transrectal ultrasound‑guided prostate biopsy is used in the detection of prostate cancer (PCa). It is recommended that all cases of PCa should be diagnosed with needle biopsy before treatment. The exclusion criteria for those ...

  16. The case against performing pleural biopsies for the aetiological diagnosis of exudates.

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    Porcel, J M

    2017-10-01

    In most cases, the etiological diagnosis of pleural exudates does not require a pleural biopsy. However, when it is considered necessary, the biopsy should seldom be conducted using invasive methods such as thoracoscopy. Two paradigmatic examples are pleural tuberculosis and malignant effusions. In many centres, pleural fluid adenosine deaminase measurement has replaced closed pleural biopsies in the diagnosis of tuberculosis. Similarly, pathological and molecular studies on pleural fluid cell blocks or alternatively, image-guided pleural biopsies have drastically reduced the need for thoracoscopy. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier España, S.L.U. and Sociedad Española de Medicina Interna (SEMI). All rights reserved.

  17. The contribution of CT-guided transthoracic lung biopsy to the diagnosis of organising pneumonia.

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    Metzger, F; Pernet, D; Manzoni, P; Ranfaing, E; Dalphin, J-C

    2010-09-01

    Organising pneumonia is a pulmonary disease with variable clinical and radiological features and with many differential diagnoses. Diagnosis is based on histology obtained by either transbronchial or surgical lung biopsy but these techniques have several disadvantages. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic yield of CT-guided transthoracic lung biopsy in organising pneumonia and to compare it to the usual diagnostic tools. Six cases of organising pneumonia diagnosed with CT-guided lung biopsy are reported and discussed. The role of CT-guided lung biopsy in the diagnosis of organising pneumonia was also reviewed in the literature. CT-guided transthoracic lung biopsies provided a higher rate of adequate samples than transbronchial biopsies (92-100% versus 77-86%). The samples were larger, which reduced the risks of misdiagnosis and increased the diagnostic yield (88-97% versus 26-55% in pulmonary nodules and 42-100% versus 66-75% in diffuse pulmonary disease). Complications were rare and generally not serious. CT-guided transthoracic lung biopsy may be considered in place of transbronchial biopsy in the diagnosis of organising pneumonia. Surgical lung biopsy remains the gold standard method for diagnosis. Copyright © 2010 SPLF. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  18. Primary lymphoma of the liver. Report of a case with diagnosis by fine needle aspiration.

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    Netto, D; Spielberger, R; Awasthi, S; Balaban, E P; Nowak, J A; Demian, S D

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    In a 69-year-old man with hepatomegaly, a diagnosis of primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) of the liver was made by fine needle aspiration (FNA). At the time of presentation there was no evidence of involvement of the lymph nodes, bone marrow or any other organ. Although hepatic involvement is common in advanced stages of Hodgkin's disease and NHL, primary lymphoma of the liver is rare. The purpose of this paper is to report a rare occurrence of primary lymphoma of the liver and to demonstrate the possibility of making this diagnosis by FNA.

  19. Ultrasound guided closed pleural biopsy versus medical thoracoscopic pleural biopsy in diagnosis of pleural diseases

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    K. Sobhy

    2017-01-01

    Conclusion: Both TUS guided pleural biopsy and medical thoracoscopic pleural biopsy are available to diagnose different pleural lesions each of which has its advantages and disadvantages. The proper selection of the patients for each modality will result in raising the diagnostic yield of both modalities. TUS examination before medical thoracoscopy will allow proper selection of patients, reduce incidence of complications, guide for the best site of entry and raisethe diagnostic yield of medical thoracoscopy.

  20. [The Diagnostic Value of Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Needle Aspiration Biopsy for Lung or Mediastinal Lymph Node Cancer and Tuberculosis].

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    Wang, Ye; Zhu, Hui; Yang, Sai; Wang, Ke; Tian, Pan-Wen; Shi, Jing-Yu; Han, Qing-Bing; Luo, Yong-Xiao; Luo, Feng-Min; Li, Wei-Min

    2017-05-01

    To determine the value of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in diagnosing lung or mediastinal lymph node cancer and tuberculosis. Clinical and pathological data of 553 patients who underwent EBUS-TBNA from January 2013 to September 2016 in West China Hospital of Sichuan University were reviewed. The sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of EBUS-TBNA for diagnosing lymph node tumor and tuberculosis of hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes were calculated. The sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of EBUS-TBNA in diagnosing hilar and mediastinal lymph node cancer were 89.2% (263/295), 100% (247/247) and 94.1% (510/542), respectively, compared with 70% (76/117), 97.2% (385/396) and 89.9% (461/513), respectively, for diagnosing tuberculosis identified though granulomatous biopsy. In the 102 cases with acid fast staining and TB-PCR, 63.7% accuracy (58/91), 90.9% (10/11) sensitivity and 66.7% (68/102) specificity were found for any positive findings from acid fast bacilli or TB-DNA. EBUS-TBNA has high sensitivity and specificity for diagnosing hilar and mediastinal tumor, which can be used in combination with acid fast staining and TB-PCR for diagnosing tuberculosis.

  1. Dexmedetomidine-ketamine sedation during bone marrow aspirate and biopsy in a patient with duchenne muscular dystrophy

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    Andrew Rozmiarek

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Sedation during invasive procedures not only provides appropriate humanitarian care for patients, but also facilitates the completion of invasive procedures. Although generally safe and effective, adverse effects may occur especially in patients with co-morbid diseases. We present the successful use of a combination of dexmedetomidine and ketamine to provide sedation and analgesia in a 21-year-old patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD undergoing bone marrow aspiration and biopsy. Co-morbidities included both depressed myocardial function and impaired respiratory function. Dexmedetomidine was administered as a loading dose of 1 μg/kg over 5 min followed by an infusion of 1 μg/kg/h. Ketamine (20 mg was administered along with the dexmedetomidine loading dose. An additional 10 mg of ketamine was administered to treat the pain experienced during the placement of the local anesthetic agent prior to the procedure. No clinically significant hemodynamic or respiratory changes were noted. The patient tolerated the procedure well and was discharged home. A review of previously published reports of dexmedetomidine and ketamine for procedural sedation are reviewed.

  2. Computed tomography-guided needle aspiration and biopsy of pulmonary lesions - A single-center experience in 1000 patients

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    Poulou, Loukia S.; Tsagouli, Paraskevi; Thanos, Loukas [Dept. of Medical Imaging and Interventional Radiology, General Hospital of Chest Diseases ' Sotiria' , Athens (Greece)], e-mail: ploukia@hotmail.com; Ziakas, Panayiotis D. [Program of Outcomes Research, Div. of Infectious Diseases, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown Univ., RI, and Div. of Infectious Diseases, Rhode Island Hospital, Rhode Island (United States); Politi, Dimitra [Dept. of Cythopathology, General Hospital of Chest Diseases ' Sotiria' Athens (Greece); Trigidou, Rodoula [Dept. of Pathology, General Hospital of Chest Diseases ' Sotiria' Athens (Greece)

    2013-07-15

    Background: Computed tomography (CT)-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) and biopsies are well-established, minimally invasive diagnostic tools for pulmonary lesions. Purpose: To analyze retrospectively the results of 1000 consecutive lung CT-guided FNA and/or core needle biopsies (CNB), the main outcome measures being diagnostic yield, and complication rates. Material and Methods: Patients considered eligible were those referred to our department for lung lesions. The choice of FNA, CNB, or both was based upon the radiologist's judgment. Diagnostic yield was defined as the probability of having a definite result by cytology/histology. Results: The study included 733 male patients and 267 female patients, with a mean (SD) age of 66.4 (11.4) years. The mean (SD) lesion size was 3.7 (2.4) cm in maximal diameter. Six hundred and forty-one (64%) patients underwent an FNA procedure, 245 (25%) a CNB, and 114 (11%) had been subjected to both. The diagnostic yield was 960/994 (96.6%); this decreased significantly with the use of CNB only (odds ratio [OR] 0.32; 95% CI 0.12 - 0.88; P = 0.03), while it increased with lesion size (OR 1.35; 95% CI 1.03 - 1.79; P = 0.03 per cm increase). In 506 patients (52.7%), a malignant process was diagnosed by cytopathology/histology. The complication rate reached 97/1000 (9.7%); complications included: hemorrhage, 62 (6.2%); pneumothorax, 28 (2.8%); hemorrhage and pneumothorax, 5 (0.5%); and hemoptysis, 2 (0.2%). It was not significantly affected by the type of procedure or localization of the lesion. The overall risk for complications was three times higher for lesions <4 cm (OR 3.26; 95% CI 1.96 - 5.42; P < 0.001). Conclusion: CT-guided lung biopsy has a high diagnostic yield using FNA, CNB, or both. The CNB procedure alone will not suffice. Complication rates were acceptable and correlated inversely with lesion size, not localization or type of procedure.

  3. Fine-needle aspiration cytology diagnosis of metastatic nonhaematological neoplasms of the breast: a series of seven cases.

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    Rodríguez-Gil, Yolanda; Pérez-Barrios, Andrés; Alberti-Masgrau, Nuria; Garzón, Alfredo; de Agustín, Pedro

    2012-04-01

    Metastatic neoplasms of the breast are rare. Mammary metastases as the initial presentation are even more infrequent and can simulate a primary malignancy clinically and radiologically. Recognition of metastatic tumors in the breast is important because it would prevent unnecessary mutilating surgery and would lead to appropriate treatment of the primary tumor. There is a broad variety of cytological appearances reported about primary tumors and few reports about secondary breast malignancies, specially diagnosed by FNAC. This study was carried out to examine the clinical and cytomorphologic features of metastatic breast tumors found in 12 de Octubre University Hospital during a period of 20 years. It confirms the utility of FNAC and describes findings that can help in the differential diagnosis that sometimes can be very difficult. Seven cases of nonhematological metastatic neoplasms of the breast were identified from the files of the Department of Pathology of the 12 de Octubre University Hospital from a total of 64,000 aspirates. We included only metastatic tumors from extramammary nonhematological neoplasms. There were nine cases of hematological metastatic neoplasm that were excluded. They were diagnosed with FNAC and confirmed by histopathology, with at least three years of follow up. The breast lump was the first manifestation of malignancy in one case of synovial sarcoma. The other six cases had been previously diagnosed of cancer. These included one malignant melanoma, one alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, one mixed müllerian tumor, one medullary carcinoma of thyroid, one colonic adenocarcinoma, and one gastric adenocarcinoma. The period of time between primary tumor and metastases ranged from one month to eight years. An accurate cytologic diagnosis was made in all the cases. Immunocytochemistry was available but diagnosis could be made with cytomorphology alone in the seven cases. Fine-needle aspiration cytology is an excellent first line diagnostic modality

  4. Dystrophinopathy diagnosis made easy: skin biopsy, an emerging novel tool.

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    Chakrabarty, Biswaroop; Sharma, M C; Gulati, Sheffali; Kabra, Madhulika; Pandey, R M; Sarkar, Chitra

    2014-04-01

    Dystrophinopathies are diagnosed by genetic studies and muscle biopsy. Most centers have multiplex polymerase chain reaction facilities diagnosing 65% to 70% of dystrophinopathy cases. Muscle biopsy is a time-consuming, invasive procedure whereas skin biopsy is a simple procedure done under local anesthesia. The current study evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of skin biopsy in dystrophinopathy. Overall, 119 confirmed cases of muscular dystrophy (111 males and 8 females) were included in the final analysis, of which 100 (all males) were dystrophinopathy. Skin biopsy diagnosed dystrophinopathy in suspected muscular dystrophy patients with a sensitivity of 98% (92.3%-99.7%), specificity of 99% (93.7%-99.9%), positive predictive value of 94.7% (71.9%-99.7%), and negative predictive value of 90% (66.9%-98.2%). Skin biopsy can be used for screening dystrophinopathy in muscular dystrophy patients (high sensitivity and positive predictive value). It being a simple and minimally invasive procedure, histopathologic and molecular markers of disease progression and response to novel treatment options can be assessed serially.

  5. Squalene aspiration pneumonia in children: radiographic and CT findings as the first clue to diagnosis

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    Lee, Kyoung Ho [Clinical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul (Korea); Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Department of Radiology, Gyeonggi-do (Korea); Kim, Woo Sun; Cheon, Jung-Eun; Kim, In-One; Yeon, Kyung Mo [Clinical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul (Korea); Seo, Joon Beom [Clinical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul (Korea); University of Ulsan, Department of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, Seoul (Korea)

    2005-06-01

    The diagnosis of squalene aspiration pneumonia in children is often difficult because of minimal non-specific symptoms. To investigate the radiological findings of squalene aspiration pneumonia in children. We reviewed the chest radiographs (n=8) and CT scans (n=), including high-resolution CT (n=3), of eight patients (four boys, four girls; age 3 months to 6 years) with squalene aspiration pneumonia. All patients presented minimal symptoms. Chest radiographs showed right-sided predominantly parahilar infiltrations. The extent and the opacity of the lesions decreased slowly during the follow-up period (mean 5.4 months) after halting the exposure. On CT, affected areas appeared as dense consolidations surrounded by ground-glass opacities showing a crazy-paving pattern in a geographic lobular distribution in all patients. The lesions were predominantly in the right lung and dependent areas in all patients and extensively involved all pulmonary lobes in five patients. These radiological findings, although non-specific, can lead to an appropriate diagnosis, particularly when patients present few symptoms. (orig.)

  6. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in lung cancer diagnosis and staging.

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    Vaidya, Preyas J; Kate, Arvind H; Yasufuku, Kazuhiro; Chhajed, Prashant N

    2015-02-01

    Lung cancer is one of the most prevalent types of cancer in the world. A complete diagnosis of lung cancer involves tissue acquisition for pathological subtype, molecular diagnosis and accurate staging of the disease to guide appropriate therapy. Real-time endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is minimally invasive and relatively safe procedure, which can be done on an outpatient basis under moderate sedation. EBUS-TBNA has been shown to be a safe modality to obtain tissue for diagnosis, staging and molecular profiling in lung cancer. EBUS-TBNA stands out in comparison with other modalities for tissue acquisition in lung cancer. EBUS-TBNA performed with the patient under moderate sedation yields sufficient tissue for sequential molecular analysis in most patients. In this review, we describe the role of EBUS-TBNA in various aspects of diagnosis and staging of lung cancer in the present era along with its future aspects.

  7. Comparison of Thin-Prep and cell block preparation for the evaluation of Thyroid epithelial lesions on fine needle aspiration biopsy

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    Hammoud Jamal

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The objective of this study was to compare the utility of Thin-Prep (TP cytologic preparation with that of Cell Block (CB preparation in the diagnosis of thyroid lesions, mainly follicular epithelial lesions, by fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB. Feasibility of using the TP slides for immunocytochemical stains is also discussed. Methods A total of 126 consecutive cases of thyroid FNAB with TP slides and 128 consecutive cases of thyroid FNAB with CB slides were reviewed blindly by two cytopathologists. The presence of colloid, follicular cells, macrophages and lymphocytes/plasma cells were recorded and scored 0–4 on each case based on TP or CB slide review. The cytologic diagnoses were grouped as follows: cyst, colloid nodule, colloid nodule with cystic change, chronic thyroiditis, atypical/neoplastic and non-diagnostic. Results The TP slides had higher diagnostic rate than CB slides. The diagnostic yield was 68% of the TP slides whereas only 24% of the CB slides were diagnostic. Also, only 4 atypical/neoplastic lesions were diagnosed on the TP slides and the corresponding direct smears, while 5 cases of atypical/neoplastic lesions were diagnosed on the smears but could not be diagnosed on the corresponding CB slides. Additionally, the TP slides revealed cytologic features that were not observed on the direct traditional smears of the same case. Conclusion In thyroid FNAB cases, TP slide preparation is superior to CB slide preparation and is more likely to have greater cellularity for diagnosis and detect atypical/neoplastic thyroid lesions, particularly those of follicular cell origin. Furthermore, TP slides appear to detect helpful diagnostic cytologic features and should be considered complementary to, rather than replacing, direct smears.

  8. Fine-Needle Aspiration is Superior to Needle Core Biopsy as a Sample Aquisition Method for Flow Cytometric Analysis in Suspected Hematologic Neoplasms.

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    Boyd, Jonathan Dale; Smith, George Drennan; Hong, Heng; Mageau, Ronald; Juskevicius, Ridas

    2014-08-23

    Background: Common minimally invasive methods for acquiring samples for flow cytometric immunophenotyping (FCI) include fine needle aspiration (FNA) and needle core biopsy (NCB). FCI requires a sufficient quantity of viable cells for adequate evaluation. Methods: We collected patient data from our files of all FCI cases sampled via FNA or NCB from 1/1/03 and 6/1/12. Total Viable Cells (TVC) was calculated by multiplying the volume, viability and concentration and then converted to logarithmic scale as "Log TVC." Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS. Results: 571 FCI cases at our institution were reviewed covering the period from 2003 to 2012 and 456 total cases were analyzed. 116 cases were sampled by NCB and 340 were sampled by FNA. Comparing FNA to NCB subgroups demonstrated FNA to be superior in mean specimen viability, TVC, and cases with a final FCI interpretation. The cellularity of the sample (in Log TVC) correlates with the likelihood of achieving a FCI interpretation. The point where at least 50% of cases have a diagnostic FCI interpretation occurs between Log TVC of 5.0 - 5.25. However, FNA based cases had a higher proportion of samples with an indeterminate final diagnosis. Conclusions: FNA was found to be significantly superior to NCB in obtaining material for FCI. However, NCB resulted in fewer indeterminate final diagnoses due to benefit of histologic correlation. In our opinion, NCB for histology combined with dedicated FNA material for FCI may yield the best results for a minimally invasive approach to the diagnosis of hematologic neoplasms. © 2014 Clinical Cytometry Society. Copyright © 2014 Clinical Cytometry Society.

  9. Fine-needle aspiration is superior to needle core biopsy as a sample acquisition method for flow cytometric analysis in suspected hematologic neoplasms.

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    Boyd, Jonathan Dale; Smith, George Drennan; Hong, Heng; Mageau, Ronald; Juskevicius, Ridas

    2015-01-01

    Common minimally invasive methods for acquiring samples for flow cytometric immunophenotyping (FCI) include fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and needle core biopsy (NCB). FCI requires a sufficient quantity of viable cells for adequate evaluation. We collected patient data from our files of all FCI cases sampled via FNA or NCB from January 1, 2003 and June 1, 2012. Total Viable Cells (TVC) was calculated by multiplying the volume, viability, and concentration and then converted to logarithmic scale as "Log TVC." Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS. Five hundred seventy-one FCI cases at our institution were reviewed covering the period from 2003 to 2012 and 456 total cases were analyzed. One hundred sixteen cases were sampled by NCB and 340 were sampled by FNA. Comparing FNA to NCB subgroups demonstrated FNA to be superior in mean specimen viability, TVC, and cases with a final FCI interpretation. The cellularity of the sample (in Log TVC) correlates with the likelihood of achieving a FCI interpretation. The point where at least 50% of cases have a diagnostic FCI interpretation occurs between Log TVC of 5.0-5.25. However, FNA based cases had a higher proportion of samples with an indeterminate final diagnosis. FNA was found to be significantly superior to NCB in obtaining material for FCI. However, NCB resulted in fewer indeterminate final diagnoses due to benefit of histologic correlation. In our opinion, NCB for histology combined with dedicated FNA material for FCI may yield the best results for a minimally invasive approach to the diagnosis of hematologic neoplasms. © 2014 Clinical Cytometry Society.

  10. Needle tract implantation after fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder and adenocarcinoma of the lung.

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    Vignoli, M; Rossi, F; Chierici, C; Terragni, R; De Lorenzi, D; Stanga, M; Olivero, D

    2007-07-01

    This paper reports three clinical cases of needle tract implantation of neoplastic cells on the abdominal and thoracic wall after ultrasound (US) fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). Primary tumors were two transitional cell carcinomas of the urinary bladder (2 dogs) and one pulmonary adenocarcinoma (1 cat). All three masses grew up along the needle tract. To our knowledge, the seeding of pulmonary adenocarcinoma cells after FNAB on the thoracic wall has never been reported in veterinary medicine.

  11. Prostate cancer detection at rebiopsy after an initial benign diagnosis: results using sextant extended prostate biopsy

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    2008-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Sextant prostate biopsy remains the standard technique for the detection of prostate cancer. It is well known that after a diagnosis of small acinar proliferation (ASAP) or high grade prostate intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN), the possibility of finding cancer is approximately 40% and 30%, respectively. OBJECTIVE: We aim to analyze follow-up biopsies on patients who initially received a benign diagnosis after exclusion of HGPIN and ASAP. METHODS: From July 2000 to December 2003...

  12. Does calretinin immunohistochemistry reduce inconclusive diagnosis in rectal biopsies for Hirschsprung disease?

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    de Arruda Lourenção, Pedro L T; Takegawa, Bonifácio K; Ortolan, Erika V P; Terra, Simone A; Rodrigues, Maria A M

    2014-05-01

    Many difficulties occur during the evaluation of rectal biopsies for the diagnosis of Hirschsprung disease. We investigated whether the introduction of calretinin (CR) immunohistochemistry in a diagnostic panel could decrease the rate of inconclusive results. Data from 82 patients undergoing rectal biopsies before and after CR introduction were analyzed. Inconclusive results were obtained in 17 of 45 rectal biopsies (37.8%) in the series of cases before CR introduction and in 5 of 42 rectal biopsies (11.9%) in the series of cases after CR (P Hirschsprung disease.

  13. Role of fine needle aspiration cytology in diagnosis of eyelid sebaceous carcinoma

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    Maheshwari Rajat

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Sebaceous carcinoma of the ocular adnexa is a malignant neoplasm which can exhibit aggressive local behavior and can metastasize to regional lymph nodes and distant organs. The neoplasm is known to masquerade as other benign and less malignant lesions, resulting in delay in diagnosis and relative high morbidity and mortality. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC of recurrent upper eyelid nodules treated elsewhere as chalazion was done. Cytological smears were suggestive of malignancy. Subsequently histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of sebaceous gland carcinoma. Eyelid reconstruction was done after histopathologically confirmed tumor-free margins. The article highlights the role of FNAC in early diagnosis and subsequent appropriate surgical management of eyelid sebaceous gland carcinoma to prevent recurrence and metastasis.

  14. Sternal Aspiration of Bone Marrow in Dogs: A Practical Approach for Canine Leishmaniasis Diagnosis and Monitoring

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    Rosa Paparcone

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Bone-marrow aspirate material is commonly considered as one of the most sensitive tissues for a reliable diagnosis of leishmaniasis. The procedure herein described may permit less experienced veterinarians to be familiar with a quick and safe assessment method for leishmaniasis diagnosis in their patients. Animals are positioned in right lateral recumbency, and the area corresponding to the second, third, or fourth sternebra is identified and aseptically prepared. A 18-gauge needle connected to a 10 mL syringe is driven through the skin, up to the bone wall, and firmly pushed forward while rotating. Entry into the sternebra’s cavity is clearly perceived by the fall of resistance offered by the cortex. Some 2,500 sternal bone-marrow samplings were safely and efficiently performed on 887 dogs of different breeds and aging from 6 months to 14 years, during eight years of clinical activity for routine diagnosis of canine leishmaniasis in pets or for the efficacy evaluation of anti-Leishmania immunobiologicals in dogs naturally exposed to parasite transmission. Most of the samples (1716 were from 387 dogs enrolled for anti-Leishmania vaccine studies. The safety of the method was particularly assessed on these dogs that as per study protocol were submitted to repeated bone-marrow aspirations (2–4 per year in follow-up examinations.

  15. Comparative Assessment of the Accuracy of Cytological and Histologic Biopsies in the Diagnosis of Canine Bone Lesions.

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    Sabattini, S; Renzi, A; Buracco, P; Defourny, S; Garnier-Moiroux, M; Capitani, O; Bettini, G

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    Osteosarcoma (OSA) should be differentiated from other less frequent primary bone neoplasms, metastatic disease, and tumor-like lesions, as treatment and prognosis can vary accordingly. Hence, a preoperative histologic diagnosis is generally preferred. This requires collection of multiple biopsies under general anesthesia, with possible complications, including pathological fractures. Fine-needle aspiration cytology would allow an earlier diagnosis with a significant reduction of discomfort and morbidity. The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of cytological and histologic biopsies in the diagnosis of canine osteodestructive lesions. Sixty-eight dogs with bone lesions. Retrospective study. Accuracy was assessed by comparing the former diagnosis with the final histologic diagnosis on surgical or post-mortem samples or, in the case of non-neoplastic lesions, with follow-up information. The study included 50 primary malignant bone tumors (40 OSAs, 5 chondrosarcomas, 2 fibrosarcomas, and 3 poorly differentiated sarcomas), 6 carcinoma metastases, and 12 non-neoplastic lesions. Accuracy was 83% for cytology (sensitivity, 83.3%; specificity, 80%) and 82.1% for histology (sensitivity, 72.2%; specificity, 100%). Tumor type was correctly identified cytologically and histologically in 50 and 55.5% of cases, respectively. The accuracy of cytology was similar to histology, even in the determination of tumor type. In no case was a benign lesion diagnosed as malignant on cytology. This is the most important error to prevent, as treatment for malignant bone tumors includes aggressive surgery. Being a reliable diagnostic method, cytology should be further considered to aid decisions in the preoperative setting of canine bone lesions. Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

  16. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis in Welsh pony embryos after biopsy and cryopreservation.

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    Guignot, F; Reigner, F; Perreau, C; Tartarin, P; Babilliot, J M; Bed'hom, B; Vidament, M; Mermillod, P; Duchamp, G

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    Preimplantation genetic diagnosis and embryo cryopreservation are important tools to improve genetic management in equine species with marked consequences on the economic value, health, biodiversity, and preservation of the animals. This study aimed to develop a biopsy method at the blastocyst stage that provides viable genotyped cryopreserved Welsh pony embryos. Embryos were collected at d 6.75 to 7 after ovulation. Biopsies were performed with either a microblade or a micropipette. After biopsy, embryos were cryopreserved. The survival rate of biopsied embryos was evaluated on fresh and cryopreserved embryos either 24 h after in vitro culture or after transfer to recipients. Fresh and nonbiopsied embryos were used as controls. Sex, coat color genes, myotony (neuromuscular disorder) diagnosis, and markers of parentage were investigated using PCR on biopsied cells after whole-genome amplification and on remaining embryos. The embryo survival rate after transfer was not affected by the micropipette biopsy (50%, = 8; 43%, = 7; and 50%, = 12, at d 30 for fresh biopsied embryos, vitrified biopsied embryos, and control embryos, respectively) but was significantly reduced by the use of microblade biopsy: 9 ( = 11) vs. 67% ( = 12) for control embryos. Successful sex determination was achieved for 82% ( = 28) of the micropipette biopsies and 100% ( = 50) of the microblade biopsies. Sex determined on biopsied cells was found to correspond completely (100%) with that determined on the remaining embryo ( = 37). More than 90% of the parentage checking markers, coat color, and myotony diagnosis were successfully determined on biopsies obtained with either a micropipette or a microblade. Mendelian incompatibility (7.5 and 5.5%) and embryo genotyping errors (6.6 and 8.6%) were low and not significantly different between the 2 methods. In conclusion, for the first time, pregnancy at Day 30 was obtained after transfer of Welsh pony biopsied and vitrified embryos >300 μm in

  17. Immunohistochemical staining for thyroid peroxidase (TPO) of needle core biopsies in the diagnosis of scintigraphically cold thyroid nodules.

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    Yousaf, U; Christensen, L H; Rasmussen, A K; Jensen, F; Mollerup, C L; Kirkegaard, J; Lausen, I; Rank, F; Feldt-Rasmussen, U

    2008-06-01

    Cold thyroid nodules are common, in particular in iodine-deficient areas, but only a minority of them are malignant requiring surgery. Thyroid peroxidase (TPO) immunostaining of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) material has proven helpful in diagnosing cells from malignant lesions, but the procedure has its limitations in a routine setting. To improve diagnosis and reduce surgery rate, the FNAC procedure was replaced by needle core biopsy (NCB), which was routinely stained for TPO by the monoclonal antibody mAb 47. During a 5-year period 427 consecutive patients with a cold thyroid nodule were evaluated by ultrasound-guided NCB, which had been routinely stained for TPO in an automated immunostainer. Sensitivity and specificity and predictive values of the TPO immunostaining were estimated, based on the final diagnosis obtained from surgical resection. The majority of nodules with benign NCB diagnosis were not surgically removed, and thus a subgroup of 140 operated nodules formed the basis for the calculations. Sensitivity and specificity for benign and malignant lesions were 100% if the oxyphilic variant of adenomas and minimally invasive follicular carcinomas were excluded. By inclusion of these, the values fell to 89% and 97%, respectively. The predictive value of a positive test was 96% and the predictive value of a negative test was 97%. TPO immunostaining was found to be a valuable adjunct to morphology in the diagnosis of cold thyroid nodules of the nonoxyphilic type.

  18. Safety and correlation of test results of combined ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration and needle core biopsy of the canine spleen.

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    Watson, Adam T; Penninck, Dominique; Knoll, Joyce S; Keating, John H; Sutherland-Smith, James

    2011-01-01

    The safety and diagnostic value of combined splenic fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and needle core biopsy (NCB) is unknown. Forty-one dogs with splenic lesions were studied prospectively. Safety was assessed in 38 dogs and no complications were encountered. Initially, clinical and anatomic pathologists reviewed each FNA and NCB sample, respectively, without knowledge of the other's results. Diagnoses were categorized as neoplastic, benign, inflammatory, normal, or nondiagnostic. The level of agreement between sampling methods was categorized as complete, partial, disagreement, or not available. Test correlation was performed in 40 dogs. Nondiagnostic results occurred in 5/40 NCB (12.5%) and no FNA samples. Neoplasia was diagnosed in 17/40 dogs (42.5%), benign changes in 20/40 dogs (50%), inflammatory disorders in 0/40 dogs, and normal 2/40 dogs (5%). One of the 40 dogs (2.5%) had a diagnosis that was equivocal for neoplasia on both tests and therefore was not categorized. Of the 35 dogs that had diagnostic samples, cytopathologic and histopathologic diagnoses agreed completely in 18/35 dogs (51.4%), partially in 3/35 dogs (8.6%), and were in disagreement in 14/35 dogs (40.0%). Pathologists collaboratively reviewed diagnoses that were in disagreement or partial agreement and altered their individual diagnoses in 6/17 dogs (35.3%) to be within partial or complete agreement, respectively. Percutaneous FNA and NCB can be performed safely in dogs with sonographic splenic changes. Results suggest that adding NCB to FNA provides complementary information in dogs with suspected splenic neoplasia. This combined protocol may improve detection of splenic neoplasia and provide neoplastic subclassification. © 2010 Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound.

  19. Sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with a needle core biopsy diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ: is it justified?

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    Doyle, B; Al-Mudhaffer, M; Kennedy, M M; O'Doherty, A; Flanagan, F; McDermott, E W; Kerin, M J; Hill, A D; Quinn, C M

    2009-06-01

    The incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) has increased markedly with the introduction of population-based mammographic screening. DCIS is usually diagnosed non-operatively. Although sentinel lymph node biopsy (SNB) has become the standard of care for patients with invasive breast carcinoma, its use in patients with DCIS is controversial. To examine the justification for offering SNB at the time of primary surgery to patients with a needle core biopsy (NCB) diagnosis of DCIS. A retrospective analysis was performed of 145 patients with an NCB diagnosis of DCIS who had SNB performed at the time of primary surgery. The study focused on rates of SNB positivity and underestimation of invasive carcinoma by NCB, and sought to identify factors that might predict the presence of invasive carcinoma in the excision specimen. 7/145 patients (4.8%) had a positive sentinel lymph node, four macrometastases and three micrometastases. 6/7 patients had invasive carcinoma in the final excision specimen. 55/145 patients (37.9%) with an NCB diagnosis of DCIS had invasive carcinoma in the excision specimen. The median invasive tumour size was 6 mm. A radiological mass and areas of invasion NCB were predictive of invasive carcinoma in the excision specimen. SNB positivity in pure DCIS is rare. In view of the high rate of underestimation of invasive carcinoma in patients with an NCB diagnosis of DCIS in this study, SNB appears justified in this group of patients.

  20. Is Surgical Biopsy Necessary for Diagnosis of Interstitial Lung Diseases: A Retrospective Clinical Study

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    Alper Findikcioglu

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    Full Text Available Aim: Interstitial lung diseases are a group of diseases which have similar radiological and clinical findings and characterized with diffuse parenchyma infiltration. Surgical lung biopsy is performed for many years due to difficulties in definitive diagnosis of the diseases. However, risk of surgery related mortality and morbidity, developments in minimal invasive and radiological examinations are led us to review the role of surgical biopsy for interstitial lung diseases. In this study the patients with suspect of interstitial lung disease were evaluated in terms of the diagnostic value and the risk of surgical lung biopsy. Material and Method: The patients who underwent surgical lung biopsies for interstitial lung diseases were evaluated in this retrospective clinical study. Forty-five consecutive patients (17 female, 28 male; aged between 20-78 years, mean age was 50.45 were referred to our clinic for histopathological diagnosis. The surgical approach was wedge resection of the suspected lung parenchyma under general anesthesia on lateral decubitus position. Surgical biopsies were done via video assisted thoracoscopic surgery in 31 patients and via thoracotomy in 14 patients. Clinical outcomes were compared according to the risks and diagnostic value of the surgical biopsies (patient’s characteristics, surgical methods, number of the specimens and change in treatment. Results: A total of 47 surgical lung biopsies were performed on 45 patients with suspected interstitial lung diseases. Definitive diagnosis was obtained in 82% (n=37 of the patients. Most common diagnosis was idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (40%; n= 18. Pathological diagnosis could not be achieved in 18% of the cases. Operation related mortality was 4.4% (n=2 and morbidity was 18% (n=8. Diagnostic value of single field lung biopsy was 77%, while the ratio was 94% in 2 fields lung biopsies (p=0.169. Morbidity was significantly higher in advanced age (mean 66.8 years (p=0

  1. Giant cystic metaplastic carcinoma of the breast: a case report with diagnosis by fine needle aspiration.

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    Kumar, Perikala V; Monabati, Ahmad; Talei, Abdul Rasool; Boub, Roshanak

    2006-01-01

    Breast cysts are mainly benign and are reported in association with fibrocystic disease and phyllodes tumor. Rarely have cystic changes been reported to occur in malignant tumors. They are usually small but large in rare cases. Giant breast cysts are very rare, and only a few cases have been reported. A 37-year-old woman presented with a rapidly growing breast mass. Mammography showed a huge, well-circumscribed cystic mass (17 x 16 x 16 cm) suggestive of a benign lesion. Cytologic examination revealed a highly cellular tumor composed of malignant cells of various sizes and shapes in a necrotic background. The smears were diagnosed as positive for malignancy and suggested metaplastic carcinoma. Mastectomy was performed, and histologic study confirmed the cytologic diagnosis. This is the first reported case of a breast cyst of this size. Clinically the cyst was confused with a benign lesion. The fine needle aspiration aided the diagnosis and planning of treatment.

  2. Late diagnosis of foreign body aspiration in children with chronic respiratory symptoms.

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    Karakoc, F; Cakir, E; Ersu, R; Uyan, Z S; Colak, B; Karadag, B; Kiyan, G; Dagli, T; Dagli, E

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    Children with undiagnosed and retained foreign bodies (FBs) may present with persistent respiratory symptoms. Delayed diagnosis is an important problem in developing countries and several factors affect the delay. To investigate, the incidence of clinically unsuspected foreign body aspiration (FBA) in our flexible bronchoscopy procedures, the causes resulting in late diagnosis of FBA, and the incidence of the complications of FBA according to elapsed time between aspiration and diagnosis. We reviewed the records of all the patients who underwent flexible bronchoscopy between 1997 and 2004 in our clinic. Patients with FBA were identified and their medical records were reviewed. During the study period, 654 children underwent flexible bronchoscopy; 32 cases (4.8%) of FBA were identified. Median age of patients was 29.5 months at presentation with a median symptomatic period of 3 months. None of the patients had a history of FBA. The most common misdiagnosis was bronchitis. Flexible bronchoscopy was performed to these patients within 1 week following presentation. In 87% of the patients (n=28), FBs were in organic nature. Patients were followed up for 21.0 months after removal of the FBs. Fifty-three percent (n=17) of the patients had a complete remission after bronchoscopic removal of the FBs. However, nine (28.8%) patients had chronic respiratory problems and six patients (18.8%) developed bronchiectasis. Atypical or prolonged respiratory symptoms should alert the physician and clinical and radiological findings should be carefully evaluated for a possible FBA. Delay in diagnosis and treatment of FBA should be avoided to prevent complications.

  3. Liver biopsy histopathology for diagnosis of Johne's disease in sheep.

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    Smith, S L; Wilson, P R; Collett, M G; Heuer, C; West, D M; Stevenson, M; Chambers, J P

    2014-09-01

    Sheep with Johne's disease develop epithelioid macrophage microgranulomas, specific to Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (Map) infection, in the terminal ileum, mesenteric lymph nodes, and organs distant to the alimentary tract such as the liver. The objectives of this study were to determine whether liver pathology was present in ewes affected by Map and whether liver cores provide adequate tissue for this potential diagnostic marker. One hundred and twenty-six adult, low body condition ewes were euthanized, necropsied, and underwent simulated liver biopsy. Ileal lesions typical of Map were found in 60 ewes. Hepatic epithelioid microgranulomas were observed in all ewes with Type 3b (n = 40) and 82% (n = 11) with Type 3c ileal lesions. None were found in ewes unaffected by Map or with Type 1, 2, or 3a ileal lesions. Liver biopsy core samples provided adequate tissue for histopathology with a sensitivity and specificity of 96% (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.87-0.99) and 100% (95% CI, 0.95-1), respectively for detection of types 3b and 3c ileal lesions. © The Author(s) 2014.

  4. [Evaluation of CT-Guided Percutaneous Needle Biopsy for Diagnosis of Renal Tumor].

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    Kato, Taiki; Sugiyama, Takayuki; Matsushita, Yuto; Suzuki, Takahisa; Motoyama, Daisuke; Matsumoto, Rikiya; Otsuka, Atsushi; Furuse, Hiroshi; Tsukui, Hiroe; Ushio, Takasuke; Nasu, Hatsuko; Ozono, Seiichiro

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    We performed computed tomographic (CT)-guided percutaneous needle biopsy for renal tumors that were difficult to diagnose or were inoperable malignant renal tumors. Nineteen patients who underwent CT-guided percutaneous needle biopsy between November 2007 and March 2015 at Hamamatsu University Hospital were included in this study. The median tumor diameter was 78 mm (40-140 mm). Seventeen patients were diagnosed pathologically by biopsy, but 2 patients could not be diagnosed despite the existence of adequate sample volume. One patient had an adverse complication ; fever (CTCAE ver 4.0 grade 1). The median duration of follow-up was 21 months (0-111 months), no one had tumor seeding along a needle tract. CT-guided percutaneous needle biopsy of renal tumors is helpful for pathological diagnosis and further treatment planning. However, there are still some limitations to obtain an accurate diagnosis.

  5. Prostate cancer detection at rebiopsy after an initial benign diagnosis: results using sextant extended prostate biopsy.

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    Leite, Katia Ramos Moreira; Camara-Lopes, Luiz Heraldo; Cury, José; Dall'oglio, Marcos F; Sañudo, Adriana; Srougi, Miguel

    2008-06-01

    Sextant prostate biopsy remains the standard technique for the detection of prostate cancer. It is well known that after a diagnosis of small acinar proliferation (ASAP) or high grade prostate intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN), the possibility of finding cancer is approximately 40% and 30%, respectively. We aim to analyze follow-up biopsies on patients who initially received a benign diagnosis after exclusion of HGPIN and ASAP. From July 2000 to December 2003, 1177 patients were submitted to sextant extended prostate biopsy in our hospital. The mean patient age was 65.5 years old, and the median number of fragments collected at biopsy was 13. HGPIN and ASAP were excluded from our study. We only considered patients who had a diagnosis of benign at the first biopsy and were subjected to rebiopsies up until May 2005 because of a maintained suspicion of cancer. Cancer was initially detected in 524 patients (44.5%), and the diagnosis was benign in 415 (35.3%). Rebiopsy was indicated for 76 of the latter patients (18.3%) because of a persistent suspicion of cancer. Eight cases of adenocarcinoma (10.5%) were detected, six (75%) at the first rebiopsy. Six patients were submitted to radical prostatectomy, and all tumors were considered clinically significant. Our data indicate that in extended prostate biopsy, the first biopsy detects more cancer, and the first, second, and third rebiopsies after an initial benign diagnosis succeed in finding cancer in 7.9% (6/55), 5.9% (1/15) and 20% (1/4) of patients, respectively.

  6. Prostate cancer detection at rebiopsy after an initial benign diagnosis: results using sextant extended prostate biopsy

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    Katia Ramos Moreira Leite

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Sextant prostate biopsy remains the standard technique for the detection of prostate cancer. It is well known that after a diagnosis of small acinar proliferation (ASAP or high grade prostate intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN, the possibility of finding cancer is approximately 40% and 30%, respectively. OBJECTIVE: We aim to analyze follow-up biopsies on patients who initially received a benign diagnosis after exclusion of HGPIN and ASAP. METHODS: From July 2000 to December 2003, 1177 patients were submitted to sextant extended prostate biopsy in our hospital. The mean patient age was 65.5 years old, and the median number of fragments collected at biopsy was 13. HGPIN and ASAP were excluded from our study. We only considered patients who had a diagnosis of benign at the first biopsy and were subjected to rebiopsies up until May 2005 because of a maintained suspicion of cancer. RESULTS: Cancer was initially detected in 524 patients (44.5%, and the diagnosis was benign in 415 (35.3%. Rebiopsy was indicated for 76 of the latter patients (18.3% because of a persistent suspicion of cancer. Eight cases of adenocarcinoma (10.5% were detected, six (75% at the first rebiopsy. Six patients were submitted to radical prostatectomy, and all tumors were considered clinically significant. CONCLUSION: Our data indicate that in extended prostate biopsy, the first biopsy detects more cancer, and the first, second, and third rebiopsies after an initial benign diagnosis succeed in finding cancer in 7.9% (6/55, 5.9% (1/15 and 20% (1/4 of patients, respectively.

  7. The Impact of Biopsy on Human Embryo Developmental Potential during Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

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    Danilo Cimadomo

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and Screening (PGD/PGS for monogenic diseases and/or numerical/structural chromosomal abnormalities is a tool for embryo testing aimed at identifying nonaffected and/or euploid embryos in a cohort produced during an IVF cycle. A critical aspect of this technology is the potential detrimental effect that the biopsy itself can have upon the embryo. Different embryo biopsy strategies have been proposed. Cleavage stage blastomere biopsy still represents the most commonly used method in Europe nowadays, although this approach has been shown to have a negative impact on embryo viability and implantation potential. Polar body biopsy has been proposed as an alternative to embryo biopsy especially for aneuploidy testing. However, to date no sufficiently powered study has clarified the impact of this procedure on embryo reproductive competence. Blastocyst stage biopsy represents nowadays the safest approach not to impact embryo implantation potential. For this reason, as well as for the evidences of a higher consistency of the molecular analysis when performed on trophectoderm cells, blastocyst biopsy implementation is gradually increasing worldwide. The aim of this review is to present the evidences published to date on the impact of the biopsy at different stages of preimplantation development upon human embryos reproductive potential.

  8. The Impact of Biopsy on Human Embryo Developmental Potential during Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

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    Cimadomo, Danilo; Capalbo, Antonio; Ubaldi, Filippo Maria; Scarica, Catello; Palagiano, Antonio; Canipari, Rita; Rienzi, Laura

    2016-01-01

    Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and Screening (PGD/PGS) for monogenic diseases and/or numerical/structural chromosomal abnormalities is a tool for embryo testing aimed at identifying nonaffected and/or euploid embryos in a cohort produced during an IVF cycle. A critical aspect of this technology is the potential detrimental effect that the biopsy itself can have upon the embryo. Different embryo biopsy strategies have been proposed. Cleavage stage blastomere biopsy still represents the most commonly used method in Europe nowadays, although this approach has been shown to have a negative impact on embryo viability and implantation potential. Polar body biopsy has been proposed as an alternative to embryo biopsy especially for aneuploidy testing. However, to date no sufficiently powered study has clarified the impact of this procedure on embryo reproductive competence. Blastocyst stage biopsy represents nowadays the safest approach not to impact embryo implantation potential. For this reason, as well as for the evidences of a higher consistency of the molecular analysis when performed on trophectoderm cells, blastocyst biopsy implementation is gradually increasing worldwide. The aim of this review is to present the evidences published to date on the impact of the biopsy at different stages of preimplantation development upon human embryos reproductive potential. PMID:26942198

  9. A new technique for the diagnosis of mycetoma using fixed blocks of aspirated material.

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    Yousif, B M; Fahal, A H; Shakir, M Y

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the use of the cell block technique as a safe, accurate and quick tool for the cytodiagnosis of mycetoma. The study included 240 patients with suspected mycetoma. The suspected lesion was aspirated and the aspirated material was processed to form cell blocks. The cell blocks were processed as described for routine tissue histopathological examination. Haematoxylin/eosin-stained sections were reviewed to identify the morphological features of the mycetoma grains and the different inflammatory tissue reactions. The findings were compared with those seen in histopathological sections. The different mycetoma grains showed distinct morphological features on the cell block that were identical to those seen in histopathological sections. Distinction between eumycetoma and actinomycetoma and their classification according to the causative agent were possible. The cell block technique had sensitivities of 87.5% and 85.7% for eumycetoma and actinomycetoma, respectively, and there were no statistical differences in the findings obtained by the cell block and histopathological techniques. The technique is simple, rapid, specific, sensitive and inexpensive. It can be used in the routine diagnosis of mycetoma and to obtain grains for culture identification. The cell blocks can be preserved for a long period for future studies.

  10. [Usefulness of skin biopsy in the diagnosis of small fiber neuropathy].

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    Magy, Laurent; Richard, Laurence; Vallat, Jean-Michel

    2012-06-01

    Diagnosis of small fiber neuropathy may be challenging due to subtle clinical signs and to the normality of nerve conduction studies. Skin biopsy is a non invasive method which allows to quantify intraepidermal nerve fiber density after a simple immunostaining. The values measured must ideally be compared to normative data obtained on control subjects in order to determine their significance. When the diagnosis of small fiber neuropathy has been made by means of skin biopsy, possibly combined with laser evoked potentials, a diagnostic work up has to be done in order to find one of the classical causes of this disorder. To date, skin biopsy is useful to confirm the diagnosis of small fiber neuropathy but lacks utility to find its etiology. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  11. The value of percutaneous trephine biopsy in the diagnosis of ...

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    Jan 5, 1991 ... the diagnosis of lesions of the vertebral column. 1. ODENDAAL, L. B. ... Department of Anatomical Pathology, Medical University of Southern Mrica and .... lumbar spine. In both (L2 and L3, respectively) features of necrosis and a reactive bone marrow were found on histological examination. Since cervical ...

  12. Needle core biopsy in the diagnosis of pediatric thyroid neoplasms: a single institution retrospective review.

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    Yunker, W K; Hassan, S F; Ferrell, L B; Hicks, M J; Giannoni, C M; Wesson, D E; Cassady, C I; Hernandez, J A; Brandt, M L; Lopez, M E

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    Our institution routinely utilizes needle core biopsy (NCB), instead of fine needle aspiration, in the evaluation of pediatric thyroid nodules. This practice initially arose from limited cytopathology services in our hospital. Given the lack of information regarding the utility of NCB in diagnosing pediatric thyroid neoplasms, we set out to review our institution's experience with this technique. We performed a single institution retrospective chart review of all children who underwent thyroidectomy for primary thyroid pathology. Seventy-four patients, with a mean age of 12.9 ± 4.5 (SD) years, underwent partial or total thyroidectomy between 2002 and 2010. Seven of these patients had medically refractive hyperthyroidism. The remaining 67 patients had one or more thyroid nodules as identified by ultrasound. 24 (36 %) of these cases were malignant on final pathology. 14 (58 %) of the malignant cases were papillary thyroid carcinoma. 46 of the thyroid nodule cases underwent pre-operative NCB. Biopsy results for these patients were non-diagnostic in 6 (13 %), benign in 11 (24 %), atypical in 17 (37 %), and malignant in 12 (26 %). There were no complications arising from NCB. Sensitivity of NCB for diagnosing papillary carcinoma (PC) and follicular neoplasm was calculated at 0.88 (0.47-1.0, 95 % CI) and 0.84 (0.60-0.97, 95 % CI), respectively. Of the 28 patients not undergoing preoperative NCB, 12 underwent hemithyroidectomy, with one patient (8 %) requiring completion thyroidectomy for PC. Overall, the sensitivity of NCB in diagnosing PC and follicular thyroid neoplasms was 0.85 (0.55-0.99, 95 % CI), while the specificity was 0.63 (0.42-0.82, 95 % CI). Needle core biopsy appears to have a low rate of associated complications, and its sensitivity for diagnosing PC and follicular neoplasm is comparable to what has been reported for fine needle aspiration biopsy in a similar patient population.

  13. Sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with a needle core biopsy diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ: is it justified?

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    Doyle, B

    2012-02-01

    BACKGROUND: The incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) has increased markedly with the introduction of population-based mammographic screening. DCIS is usually diagnosed non-operatively. Although sentinel lymph node biopsy (SNB) has become the standard of care for patients with invasive breast carcinoma, its use in patients with DCIS is controversial. AIM: To examine the justification for offering SNB at the time of primary surgery to patients with a needle core biopsy (NCB) diagnosis of DCIS. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of 145 patients with an NCB diagnosis of DCIS who had SNB performed at the time of primary surgery. The study focused on rates of SNB positivity and underestimation of invasive carcinoma by NCB, and sought to identify factors that might predict the presence of invasive carcinoma in the excision specimen. RESULTS: 7\\/145 patients (4.8%) had a positive sentinel lymph node, four macrometastases and three micrometastases. 6\\/7 patients had invasive carcinoma in the final excision specimen. 55\\/145 patients (37.9%) with an NCB diagnosis of DCIS had invasive carcinoma in the excision specimen. The median invasive tumour size was 6 mm. A radiological mass and areas of invasion <1 mm, amounting to "at least microinvasion" on NCB were predictive of invasive carcinoma in the excision specimen. CONCLUSIONS: SNB positivity in pure DCIS is rare. In view of the high rate of underestimation of invasive carcinoma in patients with an NCB diagnosis of DCIS in this study, SNB appears justified in this group of patients.

  14. Huge pelvic parachordoma: fine needle aspiration cytology and histological differential diagnosis

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    Mona A. Kandil

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Parachordoma is an extremely rare soft tissue tumor of unknown lineage. Parachordoma develops most often on the extremities. Only 2 cases have been reported as pelvic parachordoma. A 46-year old Egyptian woman with a huge painful pelvic mass was found to have a parachordoma with ectopic pelvic right kidney. There is only one report in the literature of fine needle aspiration cytology in this setting. The microscopic picture of parachordoma is not new to pathologists but the gross picture of this rare tumor has not previously been published; not even in the World Health Organization classification of soft tissues tumors. Diagnosis was confirmed by immuno-histochemistry. The patient is in good clinical condition without any evidence of recurrence or metastasis after 84 months of follow up.

  15. Morphological Changes in Bone Marrow Post Imatinib Therapy in Chronic Phase CML: A Follow up Study on Sequential Bone Marrow Aspirates and Biopsies.

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    Narang, Neha Chopra; Rusia, Usha; Sikka, Meera; Kotru, Mrinalini

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    Imatinib mesylate is used extensively for first line treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML). However, not many studies have documented morphological changes in bone marrow biopsies produced during Imatinib therapy with reference to myelofibrosis. To document the morphological changes produced in the bone marrow during Imatinib therapy. This longitudinal study followed up 75 Philadelphia Chromosome Positive Chronic Myeloid Leukemia with chronic phase(Ph+ CML- CP) patients sequentially, receiving 400-600mg Imatinib over a period of 12 or more months. Haematologic parameters were measured at admission, 2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 12 or more months. Morphologic changes in bone marrow aspirate and biopsy were evaluated at admission, 6 months and ≥12 months of treatment in accordance with National Comprehensive Cancer Network(NCCN) guidelines. Complete Haematologic Response (CHR) was seen in 47.1%, 80%, 85.4%, 90.4% at ≥1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months respectively after therapy. It was noted that patients not showing CHR by 3 months were less likely to show CHR at 6 months and beyond. Bone marrow aspirates and biopsies showed reduction in cellularity and myeloid precursors with regeneration of erythroid precursors in 70-83% at ≥12 months. A significant decrease in myelofibrosis (p-value< 0.04) was noted as early as 6 months. Mild to moderate hypoplasia was noted in 31.8% of biopsies within 6 months. Pseudo gaucher cells and benign lymphoid nodules were also seen. Sequential analysis showed that Imatinib reduced the grade of myelofibrosis significantly (p-value< 0.04). It also prevented development of myelofibrosis in patients who did not have it at presentation. Hence Imatinib is effective when used early in the course of CML-CP.

  16. FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY IN DIAGNOSIS OF LYMPHADENOPATHY ASSOCIATED WITH TUBERCULOSIS

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    Sunil Vitthalrao

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis remains most common infectious disease in the developing world. Cytomorphological studies with detection of acid fast bacilli prove to be valuable diagnostic method in case of tuberculosis lymphadenopathy. AIMS: To study the various cytomorp hological patterns of tuberculous lymphadenopathy and role of Ziehl - Neelsen stain (ZN to detect acid fast bacilli (AFB. MATERIAL AND METHOD: This study was descriptive, cross - sectional and analytical, conducted at Krishna hospital and medical research c entre, tertiary care and rural hospital from a period of January 2014 to December 2014. Patients with lymphadenopathy having clinical suspicion of tuberculosis were referred to Pathology department for cytopathological evaluation. Clinical presentation, ro utine investigations and fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC smear study with Hematoxylin and eosin, Giemsa and Ziehl - Neelsen stain was done. RESULT: In this study total 135 patients of lymphadenopathy were studied for aspiration cytology. Incidence of tuberculous lymphadenitis was noted in 52 cases (38.51 %. The cervical group of lymph node enlargement was most common site. Most patients presented in 21 to 30 years of age group with M:F ratio 1.2:1. The most common cytological feature was epithelioid granuloma without necrosis was in 25 cases (48.07%. Others were epithelioid granuloma with caseous necrosis in 16 cases (30.76%, necrosis without granuloma in 6 cases (11.52% and polymorphs with necrosis with/ without epithelioid granuloma seen in 5 cas es (9.61%.AFB positivity was noted in 17 cases ( 32.69 %. CONCLUSION: FNAC is a very important investigation in diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis, if it is supported with ZN stain for AFB will help to confirmatory diagnosis of the disease and for bet ter management of the patients.

  17. Fine needle aspiration diagnosis of isolated pancreatic tuberculosis: A case report

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    Sonthalia, Nikhil; Ray, Sayantan; Pal, Partha; Saha, Avishek; Talukdar, Arunansu

    2013-01-01

    Tuberculosis (TB) involving the pancreas are uncommon, especially when present in immunocompetent hosts. Pancreatic TB is more frequently associated with miliary TB or widely disseminated disease. Pancreatic TB may present as cystic or solid pancreatic masses, pancreatic abscess or acute or chronic pancreatitis. Majority of the cases are diagnosed after surgical exploration for presumed pancreatic malignancy and pre-operative diagnosis is quite difficult. However, improvement in imaging techniques and the resulting image-guided interventions gradually can obviate the need for more invasive diagnostic surgical procedures and expedite the planning of therapy. Herein, we report a rare case of isolated pancreatic TB which presented with pancreatic mass lesion in an immunocompetent host. Diagnosis was made by contrast enhanced computed tomography and guided fine needle aspiration of the pancreatic mass which revealed acid-fast bacilli on Ziehl-Neelsen stain. The case was treated successfully with antituberculous drugs. Pancreatic tuberculosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a pancreatic mass when the patient is young, residing in the endemic zone of tuberculosis. Every attempt should be made to diagnose the cases to prevent unnecessary operation. PMID:24303497

  18. Pretreatment Biopsy for Histological Diagnosis and Induction Therapy in Thymic Tumors

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    Full Text Available Background and objective The aim of this study is to investigate the value of pretreatment biopsy for histological diagnosis and induction therapies in the management of locally advanced thymic malignancies. Methods The clinical pathological data of patients with thymic tumors in the Chinese Alliance for Research in Thymomas (ChART who underwent biopsy before treatment from 1994 to December 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. The application trend of preoperative histological diagnosis and its influence on treatment outcome were analyzed. Results Of 1,902 cases of thymic tumors, 336 (17.1% had undergone biopsy for histological diagnosis before therapeutic decision was decided. In recent years, percentage of pretreatment histological diagnosis significantly increased in the later ten years than the former during the study period (P=0.008. There was also a significant increase in thoracoscopy/mediastinoscopy/endobronchial ultrasound (E-BUS biopsy as compared to open biopsy (P=0.029. Survival in Patients with preoperative biopsy for histology had significantly higher stage lesions (P<0.001 and higher grade malignancy (P<0.001, thus a significantly lower complete resection rate (P<0.001 and therefore a significantly worse survival than those without preoperative biopsy (P=0.001. In the biopsied 336 patients, those who received upfront surgery had significantly better survival than those received surgery after induction therapy (P=0.001. In stage III and IVa diseases, the R0 resection rate after induction therapies increased significantly as compared to the surgery upfront cases (65.5% vs 46.2%, P=0.025. Tumors downstaged after induction had similar outcomes as those having upfront surgery (92.3% vs 84.2%, P=0.51. However, tumors not downstaged by induction had significantly worse prognosis than those downstaged (P=0.004, and fared even worse than those having definitive chemoradiation without surgery (37.2% vs 62.4%, P=0.216. Conclusion It is

  19. THE RELIABILITY OF THE HISTOLOGIC DIAGNOSIS IN COLPOSCOPICALLY DIRECTED BIOPSIES - A PLEA FOR LETZ

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    BURGER, MPM; HOLLEMA, H

    1993-01-01

    A total of 121 patients with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) in their punch biopsies were treated by LETZ. In all cases, the transformation zone was fully visible and there were no signs of abnormal cylindrical epithelium. The final diagnosis was classified in accordance with the histologic

  20. The role of biopsy in the diagnosis of infections of the central nervous system.

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    Jansen, M

    2010-01-01

    CNS infections require prompt appropriate therapy, but do not usually require tissue biopsy for diagnosis. We performed a 5 year audit of CNS infections which required brain or spinal biopsy to determine or confirm a diagnosis of CNS infection. Sixteen cases were identified in which clinical, radiological or additional investigations including culture, serology or PCR for the suspected specific infective agents were not diagnostic. 6 (37.5%) were bacterial abscesses presenting as space-occupying intracerebral lesions with a differential diagnosis of neoplasm. There were 3 (18.7%) cases of toxoplasmosis and 2 (12.5%) cases of aspergillosis. There was one case (6.2%) of herpes simplex encephalitis, one cysticercosis and one progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy, all biopsied as possible neoplasms. There were 2 (12.5%) cases of spinal tuberculosis, one multifocal, mimicking neurofibromatosis. This review highlights the usefulness of targeted biopsy in the rapid diagnosis of CNS infections. It also emphasizes the lack of specificity of \\'negative\\' culture and serology in certain cases, especially in the setting of immune-compromise.

  1. Repeat biopsy in patients with initial diagnosis of PIN; La biopsia ripetuta nei pazienti con diagnosi iniziale di PIN

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    De Matteis, Massimo [Azienda Ospedaliera Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna (Italy). UO Radiologia Albertoni; Poggi, Cristina; De Martino, Antonietta; Pavlica, Pietro [Azienda Ospedaliera Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna (Italy). UO Radiologia Palagi, Dipartimento area radiologica; Corti, Barbara [Azienda Ospedaliera Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna (Italy). UO Anatomia ed istologia patologica, Dipartimento oncologico ed ematologico; Barozzi, Libero [Azienda Ospedaliera Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna (Italy). UO Radiologia d' urgenza, Dipartimento emergenze ed accettazione

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    Purpose. Prostatic intra-epithelial neoplasia (PIN) is considered a pre-malignant lesion and the main precursor of invasive prostatic adenocarcinoma. A PIN diagnosis established by prostate needle biopsy poses a difficult clinical management. problem. We retrospectively reviewed our three-year experience in order to identify criteria for referring patients to repeat biopsy. Materials and methods. We reviewed the repeat biopsy records of 72 patients in whom PIN had been detected on initial US-guided needle biopsy of the prostate. All the patients had a minimum of 6 biopsy cores taken, and they all had PSA > 4 ng/ml. Results. Adenocarcinoma was detected in 15 patients out of 50 (30%) with an initial diagnosis of low-grade PIN and in 10 patients out of 22 (45.4%) with high grade PIN, in 7 out of 18 (39%) in whom PSA levels had decreased during the observation interval, in 16 patients out of 46 (35%) in whom the PSA had increased and in 2 patients out of 8 (25%) with stable PSA. Conclusions. Our results seem to confirm that PIN can be considered a precursor of prostatic adenocarcinoma or a histological alteration often associated with it. Patients with low-grade PIN and particularly those with high-grade PIN should be regularly subjected to repeat biopsy at short intervals due to the high frequency of the final diagnosis of carcinoma. No agreement has been reached on the time interval between the first and the second biopsy. The PSA changes during the observation period are not a statistically significant parameter to suggest the repetition of prostatic biopsy. [Italian] Scopo. La neoplasia prostatica intraepiteliale (PIN) e considerata una lesione premaligna ed il precursore principale dell'adenocarcinoma prostatico infiltrante. La diagnosi di PIN ottenuta con l'agobiopsia della prostata rappresenta un difficile problema gestionale clinico. In una valutazione retrospettiva della nostra esperienza di 3 anni si e cercato di individuare i criteri che possano

  2. Two new radiological findings to improve the diagnosis of bronchial foreign-body aspiration in children.

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    Girardi, Guido; Contador, Ana M; Castro-Rodríguez, José A

    2004-09-01

    Our objective was to report on two new chest X-ray signs (hyperinflation or obstructive emphysema with atelectasis in the same hemithorax, and aeration within an area of atelectasis) in children with foreign-body aspiration (FBA). We performed a retrospective review of clinical characteristics and chest X-ray films of 133 children with FBA. Of 133 children, 45% were under 3 years old. History of a choking crisis was present in 101 (75.8%); however, it was only elicited upon follow-up questioning in 33 children (32.7%). Early foreign-body (FB) extraction (<24 hr) was performed in 17.3%; removal took place between 1-7 days in 29.3%. The site of aspirated FBs was bronchial in 78.9%, laryngeal in 6%, and tracheal in 4.5%, with mobile FB in the trachea/bronchi in 4.5%. The chest X-ray was normal in 11.3%. Positive findings included: radiopaque FB (23.3%); hyperinflation or obstructive emphysema (21.8%); hyperinflation or obstructive emphysema with atelectasis in the same hemithorax (18%); lobar atelectasis (12.8%); whole-lung atelectasis (6.8%); shift of mediastinal shadow (11%); and aeration within an area of atelectasis (6%). In conclusion, if a history of choking crisis is not present in a child with suspected FBA, two previously undescribed radiological signs (hyperinflation or obstructive emphysema with atelectasis in the same hemithorax, and aeration within an area of atelectasis) should be sought in order to improve the utility of chest-X ray for early diagnosis of FBA. Copyright 2004 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  3. Biopsy of small salivary glands in the diagnosis of Mikulicz-Sjögren's syndrome

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    Ilić Srbislav

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Sjögren's syndrome (SS represents autoimmune disease characterized by chronic inflammation, destruction and insufficiency of exocrine glands, particularly salivary and lacrimal glands, accompanied by dryness of mouths and eyes. Diagnostic work-up involves clinical laboratory tests, radiography, scintigraphy and bioptic histopathological examination. Examination of small salivary glands in the biopsy of the lower lip represents a 'golden standard' of diagnosis of SS, concerning the fact that the growth and the disfunction of salivary and lacrimal glands occurs in different pathologic states. Methods. Resected specimens of the lower lip were obtained from 47 patients with clinical diagnosis of SS. After standard histopathological treatment, slices were hematoxylin and eosin stained. Immunohistochemistry against smooth muscle actin was performed using LSAB+ method (AHSMA-M7558, DAKO 1:50. On the basis of generally accepted histopathological diagnostic criteria the results were categorized as: findings suspicious for SS; findings compatible with the diagnosis of SS (mild, moderate and high degree of inflammation; nonspecific inflammatory reaction and nonrepresentative biopsy samples. Results. Diagnosis of SS was confirmed in 32% of cases. In 2% of cases findings were suspected for SS, in 36% of cases findings were compatible with the diagnosis of nonspecific inflammation, and in 30% of cases material was not representative. Conclusions. By the biopsy of salivary glands of the lower lip the diagnosis of SS was confirmed in 50-60% of cases. Upon the precise diagnostic criteria it was also possible to determine the intensity of inflammation and tissue destruction in SS and identify other pathological conditions, which justified the biopsy. Surgical technique had to be adequate in order to obtain representative number of small salivary glands. In the presented material 30% of specimens were nonrepresentative which was very high percentage

  4. Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration versus Percutaneous Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration in Diagnosis of Focal Pancreatic Masses.

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    Okasha, Hussein Hassan; Naga, Mazen Ibrahim; Esmat, Serag; Naguib, Mohamed; Hassanein, Mohamed; Hassani, Mohamed; El-Kassas, Mohamed; Mahdy, Reem Ezzat; El-Gemeie, Emad; Farag, Ali Hassan; Foda, Ayman Mohamed

    2013-10-01

    Pancreatic carcinoma is one of the leading cancer morbidity and mortality world-wide. Controversy has arisen about whether the percutaneous approach with computed tomography/ultrasonography-guidance fine needle aspiration (US-FNA) or endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is the preferred method to obtain diagnostic tissue. Our purpose of this study is to compare between the diagnostic accuracy of EUS-FNA and percutaneous US-FNA in diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. A total of 197 patients with pancreatic masses were included in the study, 125 patients underwent US-FNA (Group 1) and 72 patients underwent EUS-FNA (Group 2). EUS-FNA has nearly the same accuracy (88.9%) as US-FNA (87.2%) in diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. The sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value for EUS-FNA was 84%, 100%, 100%, 73.3% respectively. It was 85.5%, 90.4%, 94.7%, 76% respectively for US-FNA. EUS-FNA had a lower complication rate (1.38%) than US-FNA (5.6%). EUS-FNA has nearly the same accuracy as US-FNA of pancreatic masses with a lower complication rate.

  5. Utility of abdominal skin plus subcutaneous fat and rectal mucosal biopsy in the diagnosis of AL amyloidosis with renal involvement.

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    Li, Ting; Huang, Xianghua; Cheng, Shuiqin; Zhao, Liang; Ren, Guisheng; Chen, Wencui; Wang, Qingwen; Zeng, Caihong; Liu, Zhihong

    2017-01-01

    Skin fat biopsy of the abdominal wall is a simple and safe method for detecting amyloidosis, and rectal mucosal biopsy is also frequently used for screening for the disease; however, the sensitivity of these approaches has not been fully studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of skin fat biopsy combined with rectal mucosal biopsy as a screening procedure for the diagnosis of systemic immunoglobulin light-chain (AL) amyloidosis. We retrospectively analyzed 224 AL amyloidosis patients confirmed by renal biopsy, including a test group of 165 patients and validation group of 59 patients. Surgical skin fat biopsy from the abdominal wall and rectal mucosal biopsy under endoscopy was performed to obtain specimens. Congo red staining and immunofluorescence staining with antibodies against light chains were performed to type the disease. Pathology reports were reviewed to assess the diagnostic sensitivity of skin fat biopsy and rectal mucosal biopsy. Diagnostic specificity was not examined in the present study, because no healthy volunteers and only few patients with other diseases had performed immunofluorescence staining on skin fat and rectal specimens. Of the 165 patients in the test group, Congo red staining of skin fat and rectal mucosal specimens was associated with a sensitivity of 89.3% and 94.8%, respectively. The sensitivity increased to 98.9% by combining both biopsy methods. Immunofluorescence stains were positive in 81.1% of patients undergoing skin fat biopsy and 84.7% of patients undergoing rectal mucosal biopsy. Immunofluorescence stains yielded positive results in 86.7% of cases combining skin fat biopsy with rectal mucosal biopsy. The diagnostic results also performed well in the validation group. Surgical skin biopsy including the subcutaneous fat pad can be performed safely at the bedside and is useful for diagnosing AL amyloidosis. Combining skin fat biopsy with rectal mucosal biopsy may identify amyloid deposits in almost all

  6. Utility of abdominal skin plus subcutaneous fat and rectal mucosal biopsy in the diagnosis of AL amyloidosis with renal involvement.

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    Ting Li

    Full Text Available Skin fat biopsy of the abdominal wall is a simple and safe method for detecting amyloidosis, and rectal mucosal biopsy is also frequently used for screening for the disease; however, the sensitivity of these approaches has not been fully studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of skin fat biopsy combined with rectal mucosal biopsy as a screening procedure for the diagnosis of systemic immunoglobulin light-chain (AL amyloidosis.We retrospectively analyzed 224 AL amyloidosis patients confirmed by renal biopsy, including a test group of 165 patients and validation group of 59 patients. Surgical skin fat biopsy from the abdominal wall and rectal mucosal biopsy under endoscopy was performed to obtain specimens. Congo red staining and immunofluorescence staining with antibodies against light chains were performed to type the disease. Pathology reports were reviewed to assess the diagnostic sensitivity of skin fat biopsy and rectal mucosal biopsy. Diagnostic specificity was not examined in the present study, because no healthy volunteers and only few patients with other diseases had performed immunofluorescence staining on skin fat and rectal specimens.Of the 165 patients in the test group, Congo red staining of skin fat and rectal mucosal specimens was associated with a sensitivity of 89.3% and 94.8%, respectively. The sensitivity increased to 98.9% by combining both biopsy methods. Immunofluorescence stains were positive in 81.1% of patients undergoing skin fat biopsy and 84.7% of patients undergoing rectal mucosal biopsy. Immunofluorescence stains yielded positive results in 86.7% of cases combining skin fat biopsy with rectal mucosal biopsy. The diagnostic results also performed well in the validation group.Surgical skin biopsy including the subcutaneous fat pad can be performed safely at the bedside and is useful for diagnosing AL amyloidosis. Combining skin fat biopsy with rectal mucosal biopsy may identify amyloid deposits in

  7. EUS-guided biopsy for the diagnosis and classification of lymphoma.

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    Ribeiro, Afonso; Pereira, Denise; Escalón, Maricer P; Goodman, Mark; Byrne, Gerald E

    2010-04-01

    EUS-guided FNA and Tru-cut biopsy (TCB) is highly accurate in the diagnosis of lymphoma. Subclassification, however, may be difficult in low-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Hodgkin lymphoma. To determine the yield of EUS-guided biopsy to classify lymphoma based on the World Health Organization classification of tumors of hematopoietic lymphoid tissues. Retrospective study. Tertiary referral center. A total of 24 patients referred for EUS-guided biopsy who had a final diagnosis of lymphoma or "highly suspicious for lymphoma." EUS-guided FNA and TCB combined with flow cytometry (FC) analysis. MAIN OUTCOMES MEASUREMENT: Lymphoma subclassification accuracy of EUS guided biopsy. Twenty-four patients were included in this study. Twenty-three patients underwent EUS-FNA, and 1 patient had only TCB. Twenty-two underwent EUS-TCB combined with FNA. EUS correctly diagnosed lymphoma in 19 out of 24 patients (79%), and subclassification was determined in 16 patients (66.6%). Flow cytometry correctly identified B-cell monoclonality in 95% (18 out of 19). In 1 patient diagnosed as having marginal-zone lymphoma by EUS-FNA/FC only, the diagnosis was changed to hairy cell leukemia after a bone marrow biopsy was obtained. EUS had a lower yield in nonlarge B-cell lymphoma (only 9 out of 15 cases [60%]) compared with large B-cell lymphoma (78%; P = .3 [Fisher exact test]). Retrospective, small number of patients. EUS-guided biopsy has a lower yield to correctly classify Hodgkin lymphoma and low-grade lymphoma compared with high-grade diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Copyright 2010 American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Histopathological yield in different types of bronchoscopic biopsies in proven cases of pulmonary tuberculosis

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    Nalini Gupta; Gurmeet C Singh; Manoj K Rana

    2015-01-01

    Background: Diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is difficult and often requires a lung biopsy. The goal of this retrospective study was to determine the histopathological parameters useful for diagnosis of pulmonary TB in different types of bronchoscopic biopsies (transbronchial lung biopsy [TBLB], transbronchial needle aspiration [TBNA], and bronchial biopsy [BB]). Materials and Methods: The records of patients diagnosed to have pulmonary TB, over a period of 1-year were evaluated. Pati...

  9. Utility of Histoscanning™ prior to prostate biopsy for the diagnosis of prostate adenocarcinoma.

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    Núñez-Mora, C; García-Mediero, J M; Patiño, P; Orellana, C; Garrido, A; Rojo, A; Rendón, D

    2013-06-01

    HistoScanning™ (HS) is a method of ecographic diagnosis of prostate cancer. We analyze the effectiveness of the HS realization prior to the biopsies for the prostate adenocarcinoma diagnosis. From August to October 2012 we have carried out a study with HS prior to the biopsies in 32 patients. In all cases sextants transrectal biopsies have been realized (two cores in each sextant) in the periphery zone. In those sextants in which there were suspicious areas with HS, the biopsies were addressed to those areas. Transperineal biopsies were added to those zones placed in the half-front or apical prostatic zone. The medium age was 63.7 years (range 40-82) with a medium PSA of 8.0 ng/ml (range 3.5-36.2) and a medium prostatic volume of 46.6cc (range 18.2-103.2). In eight cases it was the first biopsy, in 14 cases they were repetition biopsies and 10 patients had a previous diagnosis of prostate adenocarcinoma (8 in a program of active surveillance and 2 T1a in RTU of previous prostate). In the 32 patients a medium of 7,5 zones were biopsied (range 6-9) with a total of 239 zones studied. There were identified a medium of 3.2 zones with suspicious areas (ZS) with HS (range 2-5) with a total of 103 ZS. In 72 zones of 25 patients it was found adenocarcinoma or PIN (2 PIN, 11 score Gleason 6, 7 score Gleason 7, 3 score Gleason 8 and 2 score Gleason 9). There were 35 positive false zones in 20 patients (11 normal parenquima and 9 chronic inflammation). Negative falses were produced in 5 zones in 5 patients (2PIN, 2 score Gleason 6 and 1 score Gleason 7) although in all 5 cases adenocarcinoma was encountered (o discovered) in other zones. The HS presented a sensibility of a 93.5% with a specificity of 79.5%. The positive predictive value was of the 67.35% with a negative predictive value of 96.5%. In spite of being a selected serie, with a high rate of patients with adenocarcinoma, the exploration with HS has presented a great sensibility and a high negative predictive value

  10. [Yield diagnosis of the peripheral cores in 10 needle extended prostate biopsy].

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    Ramírez Backhaus, M; Trassierra Villa, M; Arlandis Guzmán, S; Bosquet Sanz, M; Pontones Moreno, J L; Jiménez Cruz, J F

    2007-01-01

    To value if the increase in the number of cylinders in the prostate's biopsy raise the diagnostic performance of this test. In March 2005 we initiate this prospective study with patients who are subject to a first prostate Biopsy by a PSA between 4 and 10 ng/ml and negative rectal touch. Transrectal, echodirected prostatic biopsies with ten punctures are carried out according to the following programme as follows: 6 Biopsies according to classic sextant technique, to what we add 4 cylinders from the most lateral zones of the prostate (lateral horns). The variables are analyzed: Age, Total PSA, Free PSA/Total PSA, prostatic volume and PSA density. We value 90 patients consecutively. Prostatic adenocarcinoma was diagnosed to 37 of the 90 patients, which means that the diagnostic rate of the extended Biopsy reached a 41%. Nevertheless, the rate for the classic sextant Biopsy was 32.3%. These differences are statistically significant (Mcnemar test 0.008); besides, this supposes a 27% increase in the diagnostic rentability. The "extra" cylinders in the lateral horns detected 8 tumours which were not detected in the cylinders of the the sextant, and 5 of them presented a Gleason higher or equal to 6. In our centre we think that the Biopsy extended to 10 cylinders is an adequate strategy for potential prostatic adenocarcinoma patients who are going to be subject to their first Biopsy. Realizing the clinic relevance of the tumours diagnosed thanks to "extra" cylinders, we do not think that this modality implies an over-diagnosis and consequently an overtreatment of the prostate cancer.

  11. [Immunohistochemical examination of skin biopsy specimens with calculation of C fibers in the diagnosis of polyneuropathy].

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    Kopishinskaya, S V; Gustov, A V; Kolchanova, T V

    2015-01-01

    The paper discusses the anatomy of innervation of the skin, the epidermis and dermis in particular, which are related to pain, the markers of skin nerves and cells. It gives data on the diagnosis of fine unmyelinated fibers, by immunohistochemically examining skin biopsy specimens. The paper also describes the morphometry of skin nerves: intraepidermal nerve fibers, dermal nerve fibers, and autonomic nerve fibers. It discusses whether a skin biopsy specimen may be used to diagnose polyneuropathies of different etiology: diabetic, immune, HIV-related, and hereditary ones.

  12. Human feasibility study of fluorescence spectroscopy guided optical biopsy needle for prostate cancer diagnosis.

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    Werahera, Priya N; Jasion, Edward A; Liu, Yongjun; Daily, John W; Arangua, Paul; Jones, Clifford; Nash, S Russell; Morrell, Michael; Crawford, E David

    2015-01-01

    Current prostate biopsy cores have a very low diagnostic yield. These biopsies often fail to diagnose prostate cancer since 90% of cores are histopathologically classified as benign. The concentrations of endogenous fluorophores in prostate tissue vary with disease states. Thus, fluorescence spectroscopy could be utilized to quantify these variations for identification of malignant lesions. We investigated clinical feasibility of a 14 gauge (1.98 mm) optical biopsy needle guided by fluorescence spectroscopy for real-time in vivo prostate cancer diagnosis. Built-in optical sensor has 8×100μm fibers for tissue excitation and a single 200μm fiber to collect spectral data. Custom-made fluorometer has 2 light-emitting diodes at 290 and 340 nm and a spectrometer. User interface for fluorometer operation and data collection was developed using LabView software. Each spectral data acquisition required ~2 seconds. The in vivo biopsies were performed during radical retropubic prostatectomy surgery on the exposed prostate with blood flow to the gland intact. A tissue biopsy core was obtained from each biopsy site after acquisition of spectral data. Above procedure was repeated ex vivo after surgical excision of the prostate. Biopsy cores were histopathologically classified as either benign or malignant and correlated with corresponding spectral data. Partial Least Square analysis was performed to determine diagnostically significant principal components as potential classifiers. A linear support vector machine and leave-one-out cross validation method was employed for tissue classification. Thirteen patients were consented to the study. Histopathological analysis found cancer in 29/208 in vivo and 51/224 ex vivo viable biopsy cores. Study results show 72% sensitivity, 66% specificity, and 93% negative predictive value for in vivo and 75%, 80%, and 93%, respectively, for ex vivo malignant versus benign prostatic tissue classification. Optical biopsy needle has a very high

  13. Pancreatic splenosis mimicking neuroendocrine tumors: microhistological diagnosis by endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration.

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    Ardengh, José Celso; Lopes, César Vivian; Kemp, Rafael; Lima-Filho, Eder Rios; Venco, Filadelfo; Santos, José Sebastião dos

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    Pancreatic splenosis is a benign condition which can mimic a pancreatic neoplasm. To describe the role of the endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) of pancreatic nodules suspicious for pancreatic splenosis. From 1997 to 2011, patients with pancreatic solid tumors suspicious for splenosis by computed tomography and/or magnetic resonance imaging were referred to EUS-FNA. Those cases with pancreatic splenosis confirmed by EUS-FNA or surgery were included. Endosonographic findings and clinicopathologic features were also analysed. A total of 2,060 patients with pancreatic solid tumors underwent EUS-FNA. Fourteen (0.6%) cases with pancreatic splenosis were found. After applying exclusion criteria, 11 patients were selected. Most patients were male (7), young (mean age: 42 years) and asymptomatic (8). Endoscopic ultrasound imaging alone suspected pancreatic splenosis in 6 cases, and neuroendocrine tumors in 5 cases. Pancreatic splenosis was found most commonly in the tail, was round, hypoechoic, with homogeneous pattern, regular borders, and with scintigraphy negative for somatostatin receptors. The average diameter of these nodules identified by endoscopic ultrasound was 2.15 cm. Microhistology obtained by EUS-FNA confirmed the diagnosis in 9/10 patients. Pancreatic splenosis can be diagnosed by EUS-FNA. Microhistology prevents unnecessary surgeries, and reassures asymptomatic patients with hypoechoic, homogeneous, and well circumscribed pancreatic nodules.

  14. PANCREATIC SPLENOSIS MIMICKING NEUROENDOCRINE TUMORS: microhistological diagnosis by endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration

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    Jose Celso ARDENGH

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Context Pancreatic splenosis is a benign condition which can mimic a pancreatic neoplasm. Objective To describe the role of the endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA of pancreatic nodules suspicious for pancreatic splenosis. Method From 1997 to 2011, patients with pancreatic solid tumors suspicious for splenosis by computed tomography and/or magnetic resonance imaging were referred to EUS-FNA. Those cases with pancreatic splenosis confirmed by EUS-FNA or surgery were included. Endosonographic findings and clinicopathologic features were also analysed. Results A total of 2,060 patients with pancreatic solid tumors underwent EUS-FNA. Fourteen (0.6% cases with pancreatic splenosis were found. After applying exclusion criteria, 11 patients were selected. Most patients were male (7, young (mean age: 42 years and asymptomatic (8. Endoscopic ultrasound imaging alone suspected pancreatic splenosis in 6 cases, and neuroendocrine tumors in 5 cases. Pancreatic splenosis was found most commonly in the tail, was round, hypoechoic, with homogeneous pattern, regular borders, and with scintigraphy negative for somatostatin receptors. The average diameter of these nodules identified by endoscopic ultrasound was 2.15 cm. Microhistology obtained by EUS-FNA confirmed the diagnosis in 9/10 patients. Conclusion Pancreatic splenosis can be diagnosed by EUS-FNA. Microhistology prevents unnecessary surgeries, and reassures asymptomatic patients with hypoechoic, homogeneous, and well circumscribed pancreatic nodules.

  15. Ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology: a sensitive diagnostic tool for diagnosis of intra-abdominal lesions.

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    Islam, T; Hossain, F; Rumpa, A P; Sikder, N H; Bhuiyan, M A; Karim, E; Hossain, A

    2013-04-01

    Ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology is widely accepted as a safe diagnostic procedure in various neoplastic and non-plastic disorders. This study was conducted to determine the usefulness and diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis of intraabdominal lesions. This cross sectional study was conducted in the Department of Radiology and Imaging, Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, Sylhet, Bangladesh during the period of June 2007 to June 2009. A total 78 patients with intra abdominal lesions were included in this study. Fifty nine (75.6%) were males and 19 (24.4%) were females. Out of total aspirates 29 (37.2%) were categorized as benign, 41 (52.6%) were malignant and 8 (10.3%) were non-representative, as it contained only blood. Most of the benign lesions were liver abscess 19 (24.4%). A diagnosis of primary malignancy was established in 26 (33.3%) and that of secondary in 15 (19.2%). The results showed a sensitivity of 89.7%. Ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology is a sensitive diagnostic tool in a wide spectrum of intra-abdominal neoplastic and non-neoplastic disorders. It is a simple, safe, rapidand inexpensive technique.

  16. Application of flexible endoscopy-based biopsy in the diagnosis of tumour pathologies in otorhinolaryngology.

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    Saga, Carlos; Olalde, Manuel; Larruskain, Ekhiñe; Álvarez, Leire; Altuna, Xabier

    Interventional endoscopy allows us to act on the pathology of the patient with minimal discomfort, low costs and high efficiency. We assessed the validity of flexible endoscopic biopsies in our hospital, in lesions suspected of malignancy in the rhino-pharyngo-laryngeal space. Retrospective study of patients with a pathology suspected of malignancy assessed between 2006-2016 in our centre. We evaluated the effectiveness, the tolerance and the number of complications. We calculated the cost reduction in comparison with direct laryngoscopy in the operating room. We compared our sample with others of similar characteristics described in the literature. Thirty patients were studied with a flexible endoscopic biopsy during that period. Nineteen patients obtained positive results which allowed them to start treatment for their pathology. Seven cases had no evidence of malignancy and required another biopsy under general anaesthesia, which confirmed the carcinoma diagnosis. Two samples ruled out malignancy which was confirmed by laryngeal microsurgery. One case showed inflammation and the lesion was cured after antibiotherapy. It was impossible to collect the sample in one case. Thus, we obtained sensitivity levels of 73% with a specificity of 100%. There were no complications. The cost reduction in our sample was above 80%. Flexible endoscopic biopsy has advantages over direct laryngoscopy that are relevant in the diagnosis of oncological pathology in otorhinolaryngology. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier España, S.L.U. and Sociedad Española de Otorrinolaringología y Cirugía de Cabeza y Cuello. All rights reserved.

  17. Extended and saturation prostatic biopsy in the diagnosis and characterisation of prostate cancer: a critical analysis of the literature.

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    Scattoni, Vincenzo; Zlotta, Alexandre; Montironi, Rodolfo; Schulman, Claude; Rigatti, Patrizio; Montorsi, Francesco

    2007-11-01

    To review and critically analyse all the recent literature on the detection and characterisation of prostate cancer by means of extended and saturation protocols. A systematic review of the literature was performed by searching MedLine from January 1995 to April 2007. Electronic searches were limited to the English language, and the key words "prostate cancer," "diagnosis," "transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)," "prostate biopsy," and "prognosis" were used. The prostate biopsy technique has changed significantly since the original Hodge sextant biopsy protocol. Several types of local anaesthesia are now available, but periprostatic nerve block (PPNB) has proved to be the most effective method to reduce pain during TRUS biopsy. It remains controversial whether PPNB should be associated with other medications. The optimal extended protocol (sextant template with at least four additional cores) should include six standard sextant biopsies, with additional biopsies (up to 12 cores) taken more laterally (anterior horn) to the base and medially to the apex. Repeat biopsies should be based on saturation biopsies (number of cores >/= 20) and should include the transition zone, especially in a patient with an initial negative biopsy. As a means of increasing accuracy of prostatic biopsy and reducing unnecessary prostate biopsy, colour and power Doppler imaging, with or without contrast enhancement, and elastography now can be successfully adopted, but their routine use is still controversial. Extended and saturation biopsy schemes should be performed at first and repeat biopsy, respectively. The widespread use of local anaesthesia makes the procedures more comfortable.

  18. Previable Preeclampsia Diagnosed by Renal Biopsy in Setting of Novel Diagnosis of C4 Glomerulopathy

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    Jessica Parrott

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Preeclampsia diagnosed before 20 weeks’ gestational age is a rare entity, particularly without any predisposing factors. We report a case of preeclampsia occurring prior to 20 weeks’ gestational age in the setting of a novel diagnosis of C4 glomerulopathy. Case. A G3P0020 at 18 weeks presented with new onset hypertension and proteinuria, requiring multiple antihypertensive agents to maintain control. Renal biopsy demonstrated thrombotic microangiopathic lesions and glomerular endotheliosis. C4-dominant staining and numerous subendothelial and mesangial electron dense deposits were found within the glomerulus. With no other definable etiologies, preeclampsia was diagnosed. She developed posterior reversible encephalopathic syndrome and pregnancy termination was recommended. Conclusion. The lectin complement pathway may play a role in the pathophysiology of severe, early onset preeclampsia. Renal biopsy may play an integral role in diagnosis.

  19. Preoperative Diagnosis of Intestinal Endometriosis by Magnifying Colonoscopy and Target Biopsy

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    Jun Tomiguchi

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Endometriosis can affect any portion of the gastrointestinal tract. A preoperative definitive diagnosis of intestinal endometriosis is difficult, because there is no characteristic endoscopic finding and the endoscopic biopsies usually sample insufficient endometrial tissue for pathologic diagnosis. To our knowledge, the magnifying endoscopic features of intestinal mucosal endometriosis have not been well documented. In this study, we report a case of intestinal endometriosis diagnosed preoperatively by magnifying image-enhanced colonoscopy and target biopsy. A 45-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with abdominal pain in the left lower quadrant. Colonoscopy showed a submucosal tumor-like lesion of approximately 30 mm in diameter exhibiting surface reddening and granular changes in the sigmoid colon. Magnifying endoscopy revealed sparsely distributed round pits in the granules. The mucosal biopsy specimen from the granule provided the diagnosis of intestinal endometriosis. Segmental sigmoidectomy was performed, and pathological examination revealed that the surface colonic mucosa was partially replaced by endometrial tissue, which accounted for the granular change detected in the colonoscopy. It can be speculated that the round pit might reflect the endometrial glands surrounded by endometrial stroma. This case illustrated the characteristic finding and utility of magnifying endoscopy for mucosal intestinal endometriosis.

  20. Preoperative Diagnosis of Intestinal Endometriosis by Magnifying Colonoscopy and Target Biopsy

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    Tomiguchi, Jun; Miyamoto, Hideaki; Ozono, Kazutaka; Gushima, Ryosuke; Shono, Takashi; Naoe, Hideaki; Tanaka, Motohiko; Baba, Hideo; Katabuchi, Hidetaka; Sasaki, Yutaka

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    Endometriosis can affect any portion of the gastrointestinal tract. A preoperative definitive diagnosis of intestinal endometriosis is difficult, because there is no characteristic endoscopic finding and the endoscopic biopsies usually sample insufficient endometrial tissue for pathologic diagnosis. To our knowledge, the magnifying endoscopic features of intestinal mucosal endometriosis have not been well documented. In this study, we report a case of intestinal endometriosis diagnosed preoperatively by magnifying image-enhanced colonoscopy and target biopsy. A 45-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with abdominal pain in the left lower quadrant. Colonoscopy showed a submucosal tumor-like lesion of approximately 30 mm in diameter exhibiting surface reddening and granular changes in the sigmoid colon. Magnifying endoscopy revealed sparsely distributed round pits in the granules. The mucosal biopsy specimen from the granule provided the diagnosis of intestinal endometriosis. Segmental sigmoidectomy was performed, and pathological examination revealed that the surface colonic mucosa was partially replaced by endometrial tissue, which accounted for the granular change detected in the colonoscopy. It can be speculated that the round pit might reflect the endometrial glands surrounded by endometrial stroma. This case illustrated the characteristic finding and utility of magnifying endoscopy for mucosal intestinal endometriosis. PMID:29033768

  1. Noninvasive intravital cellular diagnosis of atopic dermatitis by using harmonic optical virtual biopsy

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    Chen, Szu-Yu; Lee, Jyh-Hong; Chiang, Bor-Luen; Sun, Chi-Kuang

    2007-02-01

    Atopic dermatitis (AD) is now very common in people who live in cities, especially for babies and children. Since the cause of AD is still not completely understood and each person may have his own mixed symptoms that can change over time, diagnosis of AD can not be done precisely. Unlike some skin diseases, physical biopsy is rarely used in diagnosing AD on account of its low urgency. Thus, only indirect diagnoses, like asking for a medical history to learn about the symptoms and to rule out other diseases can be carried out. To gain insight into cellular details of AD for long-term diagnosing without physical biopsy, a noninvasive in vivo tool with a sub-micron subsurface resolution and high penetrability has to be used. In this presentation, we show that harmonic optical virtual biopsy can provide the required noninvasive cellular imaging, and is ideal for future clinical diagnosis of AD. Harmonic optical microscopy has been demonstrated to have the capability to reveal cellular morphology of human skin from epidermis to dermis layer. Third harmonic generation (THG), which is sensitive to inhomogeneous interfaces, can show the structures of skins, and can be used to reveal the morphological changes, for example, the thicken cuticle which is a common symptom of AD. Second harmonic generation (SHG), which occurs in non-centrosymmetric structures, has excellent contrast in collagen fibers and can show the pathological changes of dermis layer. Utilizing both THG and SHG, useful information may be given to facilitate the diagnosis of AD.

  2. CT-guided core-needle biopsy in the diagnosis of mediastinal lymphoma

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    Sklair-Levy, M.; Shaham, D.; Applbaum, Y.H.; Libson, E. [Dept. of Radiology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem (Israel); Polliack, A.; Gillis, S.; Ben-Yehuda, D. [Dept. of Haematology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem (Israel); Sherman, Y. [Dept. of Pathology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem (Israel)

    2000-05-01

    The advent of radiologic guidance techniques for percutaneous biopsy has changed the approach to the routine diagnosis of mediastinal lymphoma. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of CT-guided percutaneous core-needle biopsy (PCNB) in the clinical management of patients with mediastinal lymphoma. The results of 49 CT-guided PCNB of mediastinal lymphoma performed under local anesthesia in 42 ambulatory patients were analyzed. A positive diagnosis of lymphoma was obtained in 30 of 42 patients, with an overall success rate of 71.5 %. The technique was equally successful in the diagnosis of Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. There were no major complications. Percutaneous CT-guided CNB of mediastinal lymphoma is a quick, safe, accurate, and efficient alternative to open biopsy in the evaluation of mediastinal lymphoma, mainly at presentation. It should become the preferred initial diagnostic procedure for obtaining histologic samples in patients with suspected mediastinal lymphoma. (orig.)

  3. Accuracy of fine-needle aspiration in early detection of breast cancer

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    Jamali Zavarehei M

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available Fine-needle aspiration biopsy for the diagnosis of breast lesions has been used for more than six decades and has been established as an effective procedure in Europe for many years. In order to evaluate the accuracy of fine-needle aspiration with histopathologic confirmation, a retrospective study was performed in Iranian Center for Breast Cancer, using a computer database over one year period. All women who had had fine-needle aspiration breast biopsy with histopathologic diagnosis included open excisional biopsy or mastectomy specimen. A total of 49 patients fulfilled the criteria. The test had a 93% sensitivity, 73% specificity, 65% positive predictive value, and 95% negative predictive value. Fine-needle aspiration is a sensitive test that Van be useful as an adjuct in the diagnosis of breast cancer.

  4. Histopathologic diagnosis of lymphomatous versus inflammatory erythroderma: a morphologic and phenotypic study on 47 skin biopsies.

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    Ram-Wolff, Caroline; Martin-Garcia, Nadine; Bensussan, Armand; Bagot, Martine; Ortonne, Nicolas

    2010-12-01

    Erythroderma may be secondary to a cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) and various other erythrodermic inflammatory dermatoses (EID), and their histopathologic distinction is often difficult. The aim of this study was to determine if morphological parameters, namely: the presence of b-catenin, and JunB (previously shown to be expressed by CTCL cells), the epidermal CD8:CD3 ratio, and CD30 expression may help in the histopathologic diagnosis of erythroderma, especially in differentiating CTCL and EID. We retrospectively reviewed a series of 47 skin biopsies from patients with erythroderma (18 CTCL and 29 EID). The diagnosis of each case was established using clinical, biological and histopathologic data. After a blind assessment of the hematoxylin--eosin--safran stained slides, a correct diagnosis of the underlying cause of erythroderma was made only in 31% of cases. A correct differential diagnosis between lymphoma and EID was done with certainty in 57% of cases. Various morphologic and phenotypic parameters were then recorded and we compared their frequency in the CTCL versus the EID group. With the exception of atypical lymphocytes, the moderate to high density of dermal infiltrates and Pautrier microabcesses, only found in CTCL, no morphologic parameter was found to be specific of CTCL, although single lymphocytes epidermotropism, telangiectasias, and slight lymphocytic dermal infiltrate were significantly more frequent in EID. A low (diagnosis between erythrodermic CTCL and EID using paraffin embedded skin biopsies.

  5. Role of the skin biopsy in the diagnosis of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome.

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    Magro, Cynthia M; Momtahen, Shabnam; Mulvey, Joseph Justin; Yassin, Aminah H; Kaplan, Robert B; Laurence, Jeffrey C

    2015-05-01

    Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a prototypic thrombotic microangiopathy attributable to complement dysregulation. In the absence of complement inhibition, progressive clinical deterioration occurs. The authors postulated that a biopsy of normal skin could corroborate the diagnosis of aHUS through the demonstration of vascular deposits of C5b-9. Biopsies of normal skin from 22 patients with and without aHUS were processed for routine light microscopy and immunofluorescent studies. An assessment was made for vascular C5b-9 deposition immunohistochemically and by immunofluorescence. The biopsies were obtained primarily from the forearm and/or deltoid. Patients with classic features of aHUS showed insidious microvascular changes including loose luminal platelet thrombi, except in 2 patients in whom a striking thrombogenic vasculopathy was apparent in biopsied digital ulcers. Extensive microvascular deposits of the membrane attack complex/C5b-9 were identified, excluding 1 patient in whom eculizumab was initiated before biopsy. In 5 of the 7 patients where follow-up was available, the patients exhibited an excellent treatment response to eculizumab. Patients without diagnostic clinical features of aHUS failed to show significant vascular deposits of complement, except 2 patients with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura including 1 in whom a Factor H mutation was identified. In a clinical setting where aHUS is an important diagnostic consideration, extensive microvascular deposition of C5b-9 supports the diagnosis of either aHUS or a subset of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura patients with concomitant complement dysregulation; significant vascular C5b-9 deposition predicts clinical responsiveness to eculizumab.

  6. Diabetic mastopathy: Imaging features and the role of image-guided biopsy in its diagnosis

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    Kim, Jong Hyeon; Kim, Eun Kyung; Kim, Min Jung; Moon, Hee Jung; Yoon, Jung Hyun [Dept. of Radiology, Research Institute of Radiological Science, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-03-15

    The goal of this study was to evaluate the imaging features of diabetic mastopathy (DMP) and the role of image-guided biopsy in its diagnosis. Two experienced radiologists retrospectively reviewed the mammographic and sonographic images of 19 pathologically confirmed DMP patients. The techniques and results of the biopsies performed in each patient were also reviewed. Mammograms showed negative findings in 78% of the patients. On ultrasonography (US), 13 lesions were seen as masses and six as non-mass lesions. The US features of the mass lesions were as follows: irregular shape (69%), oval shape (31%), indistinct margin (69%), angular margin (15%), microlobulated margin (8%), well-defined margin (8%), heterogeneous echogenicity (62%), hypoechoic echogenicity (38%), posterior shadowing (92%), parallel orientation (100%), the absence of calcifications (100%), and the absence of vascularity (100%). Based on the US findings, 17 lesions (89%) were classified as Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System category 4 and two (11%) as category 3. US-guided core biopsy was performed in 18 patients, and 10 (56%) were diagnosed with DMP on that basis. An additional vacuum-assisted biopsy was performed in seven patients and all were diagnosed with DMP. The US features of DMP were generally suspicious for malignancy, whereas the mammographic findings were often negative or showed only focal asymmetry. Core biopsy is an adequate method for initial pathological diagnosis. However, since it yields non-diagnostic results in a considerable number of cases, the evaluation of correlations between imaging and pathology plays an important role in the diagnostic process.

  7. Magnetic resonance imaging-guided biopsies may improve diagnosis in biopsy-naive men with suspicion of prostate cancer

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    Winther, Mads Dochedahl; Balslev, Ingegerd; Boesen, Lars

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    INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate whether a short prostate biparametric magnetic resonance imaging (bp-MRI) protocol provides a valuable diagnostic addition for biopsy guidance in biopsy-naive men with a suspicion of prostate cancer (PCa). METHODS: A total of 62......-bx seems feasible in biopsy-naive patients and may improve the detection of aggressive PCa in first-round biopsies. This pilot study thus provides an incentive for a larger investigation. FUNDING: Costs were covered by the Department of Radiology, Herlev Hospital, Denmark. TRIAL REGISTRATION: This study...

  8. In-office cup biopsy and laryngeal cytology versus operating room biopsy for the diagnosis of pharyngolaryngeal tumors: Efficacy and cost-effectiveness.

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    Castillo Farías, Felipe; Cobeta, Ignacio; Souviron, Rosalia; Barberá, Rafael; Mora, Elena; Benito, Amparo; Royuela, Ana

    2015-10-01

    In-office biopsy is an effective technique to diagnose the nature of pharyngolaryngeal lesions. We selected patients with pharyngolaryngeal lesions suspicious for malignancy. For in-office biopsy procedures, laryngeal cytology and direct laryngoscopy biopsy were performed, and diagnostic parameters and costs were estimated. Eighty-eight patients were selected for this study. For laryngeal cytology, sensitivity was 70.3% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 59.9% to 80.7%), specificity 100% with a positive predictive value of 100% and a negative predictive value of 50% (95% CI = 35.2% to 64.8%). In-office biopsy sensitivity was 81% (95% CI = 72.6% to 89.3%), specificity 100% with a positive predictive value of 100% and a negative predictive value of 20% (95% CI = 2.5% to 37.5%). At our hospital, the use of in-office biopsies as a first approach for diagnosis saves $50,140.80 U.S. per annum. In-office biopsy is a more affordable technique that enables histologic diagnosis of pharyngolaryngeal lesions in a large percentage of patients. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  9. Comparison of the Analgesic Efficacy of Lidocaine/Prilocaine (EMLA Cream and Needle-Free Delivery of Lidocaine During Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Thyroid Nodules

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    Alptekin Gürsoy

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Efficacy of eutectic mixture of local anesthetic (EMLA cream and the needle-free injection of local anesthesia for reducing pain associated with fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB of thyroid nodules has been previously reported. However, there has not been a direct comparison of the analgesic efficacy of these methods. The aim of this study was to compare the analgesic efficacy of EMLA cream and needle-free injection of lidocaine for FNAB-associated pain. Materials and Methods: A total of 138 patients having their first ultrasonography-guided thyroid nodule biopsy were randomly assigned to receive either EMLA cream (n=68 or needle-free injection of lidocaine (n=70 before FNAB of thyroid nodules. Four needle passes for biopsy of each nodule were performed. Patients rated pain associated with the procedure according to a 100-mm visual analog scale (VAS, an 11-point numeric rating scale (NRS, and 4-category verbal rating scale (VRS. Results: There were no significant differences between groups in age, sex, thyroid volume, nodule size, or nodule site. Significant differences between groups were noted in ratings of all three pain scales. When the effectiveness of EMLA was compared with that of needle-free injection of lidocaine, the mean VAS score was 23.4±20.5 mm versus 12.7±15.5 mm (p=0.001, and the mean NRS score was 2.8±2.1 points versus 1.6±1.7 points (p<0.001. There was also a significant difference between groups in VRS score (p=0.001. Conclusions: Needle-free injection of lidocaine provides more effective and faster analgesia than EMLA cream application during the FNAB. Turk Jem 2009; 13: 5-7

  10. Endometrial cytology, biopsy, and bacteriology for the diagnosis of subclinical endometritis in grazing dairy cows.

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    Madoz, L V; Giuliodori, M J; Migliorisi, A L; Jaureguiberry, M; de la Sota, R L

    2014-01-01

    The objectives of this study were to assess the agreement between endometrial cytology and uterine biopsy for the diagnosis of subclinical endometritis (SEND) in grazing dairy cows, the interobserver agreement of the biopsy's readings, and the bacterial population isolated from the uterus of cows having SEND. In experiment 1, lactating Holstein cows (n=44) 31 to 59 d in milk (DIM) at sampling were enrolled. Clinical endometritis was diagnosed by direct evaluation of vaginal discharge and SEND by endometrial cytology evaluation. Two hundred cells per smear were counted to determine the percentage of polymorphonuclear neutrophilic leukocytes (PMNL). Cut-off values used were ≥8% PMNL at ≤33 DIM, ≥6% PMNL at 34 to 47 DIM, and ≥4% PMNL at ≥48 DIM. Biopsies were assessed blindly by 2 observers who categorized them into 4 groups according to their inflammatory changes: none, minimal, moderate, and severe inflammatory changes. Data were analyzed using the kappa coefficient and logistic regression. In experiment 2, lactating Holstein cows (n=60) 21 to 62 DIM were enrolled. Clinical endometritis and SEND were diagnosed as previously described. Samples were cultured for aerobic and anaerobic bacteria by routine methods of bacteriological testing. Data were analyzed with logistic regression. In experiment 1, little agreement was observed between cytology and biopsy outputs (kappa=0.151), and strong agreement between the 2 operators (kappa=0.854). The likelihood of having a normal biopsy (no inflammatory change) was greater for healthy cows than for those having SEND (odds ratio=13.145). The probability for getting normal uterine tissue decreased 2.1% for every increasing percentage point in PMNL. In experiment 2, no bacteria were isolated from cows with SEND, coagulase-negative staphylococci were commonly isolated from healthy cows, and Trueperella pyogenes was frequently isolated from cows with clinical endometritis. The likelihood of isolating T. pyogenes from

  11. The optimal sequence for bronchial brushing and forceps biopsy in lung cancer diagnosis: a random control study.

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    Hou, Gang; Miao, Yuan; Hu, Xue-Jun; Wang, Wei; Wang, Qiu-Yue; Wu, Guang-Ping; Wang, En-Hua; Kang, Jian

    2016-03-01

    Optimizing basic techniques in diagnostic bronchoscopy is important for improving medical services in developing countries. In this study, the optimal sequence of bronchial brushing relative to bronchial biopsy for lung cancer diagnosis was evaluated. A total of 420 patients with visible endobronchial tumors were prospectively and randomly enrolled in two groups: a pre-biopsy brushing group, receiving two brushings before biopsy; two brushings which performed afterwards; were set as self-control and compared with the pre-biopsy brushings as the intra-group comparison; and a post-biopsy brushing group, only receiving two brushings after biopsy, which were compared with the pre-biopsy brushings as the inter-group comparison. Diagnostic yield of brushing was compared before and after biopsy, and as well as for different tumor pathologies and bronchoscopic morphologies. The occurrence of treated bleeding which defined as bleeding needed further intervention with argon plasma coagulation and/or anti-coagulation drugs in two groups was also compared. Only patients with a definitive cytological or histological diagnosis of lung cancer based on bronchoscopy or other confirmatory techniques were included. Patients were excluded if they had submucosal lesions, extrinsic compressions, pulmonary metastasis of extrapulmonary malignancies or uncommon non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). A total of 362 patients who met the inclusion criteria were analyzed. Diagnostic yield for pre-biopsy brushing (49.2%, 88/179) was significantly higher than for post-biopsy brushing within the same pre-biopsy brushing group (31.8%, 57/179) (P=0.007) as the intra-group comparison, and significantly higher than for post-biopsy brushing in the post group (30.6%, 56/183) (Pcancer. In cases of endobronchial exophytic tumors, pre-biopsy brushing appears to be superior to post-biopsy brushing.

  12. Contribution of cell blocks obtained through endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration to the diagnosis of lung cancer.

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    Sanz-Santos, José; Serra, Pere; Andreo, Felipe; Llatjós, Maria; Castellà, Eva; Monsó, Eduard

    2012-01-21

    Conventional smears of samples obtained by endobronchial ultrasound with real-time transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) have proven useful in lung cancer staging, but the value of additional information from cell-block processing of EBUS-TBNA samples has only been marginally investigated. This study focussed on the contribution of cell block analysis to the diagnostic yield in lung cancer. Patients referred for lung cancer diagnosis and/or staging by means of EBUS-TBNA were enrolled, the adequacy of the obtained samples for preparing cell blocks was assessed, and the additional pathologic or genetic information provided from cell block analysis was examined. In 270 lung cancer patients referred for EBUS-TBNA (mean age, 63.3 SD 10.4 years) 697 aspirations were performed. Cell blocks could be obtained from 334 aspirates (47.9%) and contained diagnostic material in 262 (37.6%) aspirates, providing information that was additional to conventional smears in 50 of the 189 samples with smears that were non-diagnostic, corresponding 21 of these blocks to malignant nodes, and allowing lung cancer subtyping of 4 samples. Overall, cell blocks improved the pathologic diagnosis attained with conventional smears in 54 of the 697 samples obtained with EBUS-TBNA (7.7%). Cell blocks obtained during EBUS-TBNA also made epithelial growth factor receptor mutation analysis possible in 39 of the 64 patients with TBNA samples showing metastatic adenocarcinoma (60.1%). Overall, cell blocks provided clinically significant information for 83 of the 270 patients participating in the study (30.7%). Cell-block preparation from EBUS-TBNA samples is a simple way to provide additional information in lung cancer diagnosis. Analysis of cell blocks increases the diagnostic yield of the procedure by nearly seven per cent and allows for genetic analysis in a sixty per cent of the patients with metastatic adenocarcinoma.

  13. Pleural effusion: Role of pleural fluid cytology, adenosine deaminase level, and pleural biopsy in diagnosis

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    Biswas, Biswajit; Sharma, Sudershan Kumar; Negi, Rameshwar Singh; Gupta, Neelam; Jaswal, Virender Mohan Singh; Niranjan, Narsimhalu

    2016-01-01

    Objective: The present study is designed to evaluate the role of pleural fluid analysis in diagnosing pleural diseases and to study the advantages and disadvantages of thoracocentasis and pleural biopsy. Materials and Methods: We prospectively included 66 consecutive indoor patients over a duration of 1 year. Pleural fluid was collected and cytological smears were made from the fluid. Plural biopsy was done in the same patient by Cope needle. Adequate pleural biopsy tissue yielding specific diagnosis was obtained in 47 (71.2%) cases. Results: Tuberculosis was the commonest nonneoplastic lesion followed by chronic nonspecific pleuritis comprising 60% and 33.3% of the nonneoplastic cases respectively and tuberculosis was predominantly diagnosed in the younger age group. Majority (70.8%) of malignancy cases were in the age group of >50-70. Adenocarcinoma was found to be the commonest (66.7%) malignant neoplasm in the pleurae followed by small-cell carcinoma (20.8%). Conclusion: Pleural biopsy is a useful and minimally invasive procedure. It is more sensitive and specific than pleural fluid smears. PMID:27756990

  14. Skin biopsy is useful for the antemortem diagnosis of neuronal intranuclear inclusion disease.

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    Sone, J; Tanaka, F; Koike, H; Inukai, A; Katsuno, M; Yoshida, M; Watanabe, H; Sobue, G

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    Neuronal intranuclear inclusion disease (NIID) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease characterized by eosinophilic hyaline intranuclear inclusions in neuronal and somatic cells. Because of the variety of clinical manifestations, antemortem diagnosis of NIID is difficult. Seven skin biopsy samples from patients with familial NIID were evaluated histochemically, and the results were compared with those of skin samples from normal control subjects and from patients with other neurologic diseases. We also examined skin biopsy samples from patients with NIID by electron microscopy. In NIID skin biopsy samples, intranuclear inclusions were observed in adipocytes, fibroblasts, and sweat gland cells. These inclusions were stained with both anti-ubiquitin and anti-SUMO1 antibodies. Electron microscopy revealed that the features of the intranuclear inclusions in adipocytes, fibroblasts, and sweat gland cells were identical to those of neuronal cells. Approximately 10% of adipocytes showed intranuclear inclusions. No intranuclear inclusions were identified in the skin samples from normal control subjects and patients with other neurologic diseases. Skin biopsy is an effective and less invasive antemortem diagnostic tool for NIID.

  15. Pleural effusion: Role of pleural fluid cytology, adenosine deaminase level, and pleural biopsy in diagnosis

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    Biswajit Biswas

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    Full Text Available Objective: The present study is designed to evaluate the role of pleural fluid analysis in diagnosing pleural diseases and to study the advantages and disadvantages of thoracocentasis and pleural biopsy. Materials and Methods: We prospectively included 66 consecutive indoor patients over a duration of 1 year. Pleural fluid was collected and cytological smears were made from the fluid. Plural biopsy was done in the same patient by Cope needle. Adequate pleural biopsy tissue yielding specific diagnosis was obtained in 47 (71.2% cases. Results: Tuberculosis was the commonest nonneoplastic lesion followed by chronic nonspecific pleuritis comprising 60% and 33.3% of the nonneoplastic cases respectively and tuberculosis was predominantly diagnosed in the younger age group. Majority (70.8% of malignancy cases were in the age group of >50-70. Adenocarcinoma was found to be the commonest (66.7% malignant neoplasm in the pleurae followed by small-cell carcinoma (20.8%. Conclusion: Pleural biopsy is a useful and minimally invasive procedure. It is more sensitive and specific than pleural fluid smears.

  16. Evaluation of gastroscopic biopsy for diagnosis of Cryptosporidium sp. infection in snakes.

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    Cerveny, Shannon N S; Garner, Michael M; D'Agostino, Jennifer J; Sekscienski, Stacey R; Payton, Mark E; Davis, Michelle R

    2012-12-01

    Cryptosporidium sp. is a protozoal parasite that can cause hypertrophic gastritis, regurgitation, and chronic wasting in snakes. Diagnosis can be challenging because of intermittent shedding of the organism in the feces. The purpose of this study was to evaluate gastroscopic biopsy as a diagnostic method for Cryptosporidium sp. screening during an outbreak at the Oklahoma City Zoo. Twenty-two snakes were immobilized by chamber induction with an inhalant anesthetic. Gross lesions were seen in seven snakes and consisted of hyperemia, thickening of the gastric mucosa as observed by lack of rugal folds, and a cobblestoned appearance. Gastric biopsy was performed for histologic evaluation (n = 21). Hypertrophic gastritis with intralesional cryptosporidia was diagnosed in five animals. Eleven animals died or were euthanized and complete necropsy was used to evaluate diagnostic measurements of performance of gastric biopsy. Sensitivity for gastric biopsy was 71.4% and specificity was 100%. Gastroscopy appears to be a useful diagnostic method for Cryptosporidium infection in snakes and can help distinguish true infection from prey-based cryptosporidia seen in fecal samples.

  17. Diagnostic Value of Endotracheal Aspirates Sonication on Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Microbiologic Diagnosis

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    Motos, Ana; Li Bassi, Gianluigi; Aguilera Xiol, Elisabet; Senussi, Tarek; Travierso, Chiara; Chiurazzi, Chiara; Idone, Francesco; Muñoz, Laura; Vila, Jordi; Ferrer, Miquel; Pelosi, Paolo; Torres, Antoni

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    Microorganisms are able to form biofilms within respiratory secretions. Methods to disaggregate such biofilms before utilizing standard, rapid, or high throughput diagnostic technologies may aid in pathogen detection during ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) diagnosis. Our aim was to determine if sonication of endotracheal aspirates (ETA) would increase the sensitivity of qualitative, semi-quantitative, and quantitative bacterial cultures in an animal model of pneumonia caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa or by methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Material and methods: P. aeruginosa or MRSA was instilled into the lungs or the oropharynx of pigs in order to induce severe VAP. Time point assessments for qualitative and quantitative bacterial cultures of ETA and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) samples were performed at 24, 48, and 72 h after bacterial instillation. In addition, at 72 h (autopsy), lung tissue was harvested to perform quantitative bacterial cultures. Each ETA sample was microbiologically processed with and without applying sonication for 5 min at 40 KHz before bacterial cultures. Sensitivity and specificity were determined using BAL as a gold-standard. Correlation with BAL and lung bacterial burden was also determined before and after sonication. Assessment of biofilm clusters and planktonic bacteria was performed through both optical microscopy utilizing Gram staining and Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy utilizing the LIVE/DEAD®BacLight kit. Results: 33 pigs were included, 27 and 6 from P. aeruginosa and MRSA pneumonia models, respectively. Overall, we obtained 85 ETA, 69 (81.2%) from P. aeruginosa and 16 (18.8%) from MRSA challenged pigs. Qualitative cultures did not significantly change after sonication, whereas quantitative ETA cultures did significantly increase bacterial counting. Indeed, sonication consistently increased bacterial burden in ETAs at 24, 48, and 72 h after bacterial challenge. Sonication also improved sensitivity of

  18. Liver biopsy for diagnosis of presumed benign hepatocellular lesions lacking magnetic resonance imaging diagnostic features of focal nodular hyperplasia.

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    Sannier, Aurélie; Cazejust, Julien; Lequoy, Marie; Cervera, Pascale; Scatton, Olivier; Rosmorduc, Olivier; Wendum, Dominique

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    The contribution of liver biopsy for the diagnosis of presumed benign hepatocellular lesions lacking the diagnostic features of focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is unknown. We evaluated liver biopsy and MRI performances in this setting. Magnetic resonance imaging and slides of liver biopsies performed for a presumed benign hepatocellular lesion (2006-2013) without the typical features of FNH on MRI were blindly reviewed (n = 45). Eighteen lesions were surgically removed and also analyzed. The final diagnosis was the diagnosis established after surgery or on the biopsy in the absence of surgery. The final diagnosis was FNH (n = 19), hepatocellular adenoma (HCA, n = 15), hepatocellular carcinoma (n = 3) and indefinite (n = 4). Four lesions corresponded to non hepatocellular lesions. FNH, HNF1A mutated and inflammatory HCA were diagnosed accurately on the biopsy in 95%, 67% and 100% of the cases respectively. Diagnostic performance of liver biopsy for HNF1A mutated HCA was lower because of the lack of non-tumoral tissue. Diagnosis based on morphological analysis was certain and correct in 27 cases. Immunostaining allowed a definite diagnosis in 12 additionnal cases. Radiological diagnosis was in agreement with the histological diagnosis in 75.6% of the cases, with a very high sensitivity (97%) and specificity (100%) for the diagnosis of HNF1A mutated HCA. Liver biopsy has a good diagnostic performance particularly for FNH and inflammatory HCA, and sampling of non-lesional tissue is highly recommended. A biopsy does not seem necessary if H-HCA is diagnosed on MRI. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  19. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration for lung cancer diagnosis and staging in 179 patients

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    Antonio Bugalho

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    Full Text Available Background: Linear endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (eBUStBNA is an important minimally invasive procedure for non-small cell lung cancer (NScLc staging. It is also a valid method for diagnosing extraluminal lesions adjacent to the tracheobronchial tree. Aim: to evaluate our eBUS-tBNA performance regarding diagnostic yield, safety and learning curve for lung cancer diagnosis and staging. Material and methods: All patients undergoing eBUS-tBNA for lung cancer diagnosis or staging were included. they were divided into three different groups: paratracheal and parabronchial masses sent for diagnosis (Group 1; peripheral lung lesions with abnormal mediastinal lymph nodes sent for diagnosis and staging (Group 2; NScLc patients sent for mediastinal staging (Group 3. the learning curve was assessed for yield, accuracy, procedure time, size and number of lesions punctured per patient Results: A total of 179 patients were included and 372 lesions were punctured. the overall yield and accuracy were 88% and 92.7%, respectively. In Group 1, eBUS-tBNA was performed in 48 patients and sensitivity was 86.1% and accuracy was 87.5%. For the 87 patients included in Group 2, yield was 86.7%, accuracy was 93.1% and cancer prevalence was 51.7%. the diagnostic yield and accuracy in Group 3 was 95% and 97.7% respectively. eBUS-tBNA practice led to an increase number of sites punctured per patient in a shorter time, without complications. Conclusion: eBUS-tBNA is an effective method for diagnosing and staging lung cancer patients. the procedure is clearly safe. Handling and performance improves with the number of procedures executed. Resumo: Introdução: A punção aspirativa transbrônquica guiada por ecoendoscopia brônquica linear (eBUS-tBNA é um importante procedimento minimamente invasivo para o estadiamento do cancro do pulmão de não pequenas células (cPNPc. É, também, um método válido para o diagnóstico de les

  20. Drug induced liver injury: do we still need a routine liver biopsy for diagnosis today?

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    Teschke, Rolf; Frenzel, Christian

    For the pathologist, the diagnosis of drug induced liver injury (DILI) is challenging, because histopathological features mimic all primary hepatic and biliary diseases, lacking changes that are specific for DILI. Therefore, in any patient of suspected DILI who underwent liver biopsy, the pathologist will assure the clinician that the observed hepatic changes are compatible with DILI, but this information is less helpful due to lack of specificity. Rather, the pathologist should assess liver biopsies blindly, without knowledge of prior treatment by drugs. This will result in a detailed description of the histological findings, associated with suggestions for potential causes of these hepatic changes. Then, it is up to the physician to reassess carefully the differential diagnoses, if not done before. At present, liver histology is of little impact establishing the diagnosis of DILI with the required degree of certainty, and this shortcoming also applies to herb induced liver injury (HILI). To reach at the correct diagnoses of DILI and HILI, clinical and structured causality assessments are therefore better approaches than liver histology results obtained through liver biopsy, an invasive procedure with a low complication rate.

  1. Lung biopsy diagnosis of operative indication in secundum atrial septal defect with severe pulmonary vascular disease.

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    Yamaki, Shigeo; Kumate, Munetaka; Yonesaka, Susumu; Maeda, Katsuhide; Endo, Masato; Tabayashi, Koichi

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    Surgical indication was determined by lung biopsy in 91 patients with secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) and severe pulmonary hypertension > 70 mm Hg of pulmonary arterial peak pressure and/or pulmonary vascular resistance of > 8 U/m(2). Pulmonary vascular disease (PVD) in ASD was classified into four types: (1) Musculoelastosis consisting of longitudinal muscle bundles and elastic fibers; surgery is indicated no matter how severely the peripheral small pulmonary arteries are occluded. Surgery was performed in all of the 20 patients, and the postoperative course was uneventful. (2) Plexogenic pulmonary arteriopathy: surgery is indicated for a PVD index < or = 2.3. Surgery was performed in 25 of the 32 patients. The remaining seven patients for whom surgery was not indicated are under follow-up observation. No deaths have occurred among the 32 patients. (3) Thromboembolism of small pulmonary arteries: Surgery is indicated for all such cases. Surgery was indicated in all of the five patients. (4) Mixed type of plexogenic pulmonary arteriopathy and musculoelastosis: Surgery is indicated if the collateral is not observed. Surgery was performed in 15 of the 25 patients. The remaining 10 patients for whom surgery was not indicated are under follow-up observation. Nine of these 91 patients associated with primary pulmonary hypertension were eliminated from this study. No deaths due to PVD occurred among the 82 patients who underwent lung biopsy diagnosis. Lung biopsy diagnosis is concluded to be very effective.

  2. Role of percutaneous needle core biopsy in diagnosis and clinical management of renal masses.

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    Hu, Rong; Montemayor-Garcia, Celina; Das, Kasturi

    2015-04-01

    Percutaneous needle core biopsies are routinely performed for renal mass diagnosis in some institutions. Because of limited tissue availability, accurate diagnosis can be challenging, and the role of needle core biopsy (NCB) remains debatable in kidney tumor management. In the present study, we reported our experience in diagnosing renal masses via percutaneous NCB and the role it plays in clinical management of these masses. We studied 301 consecutive cases of percutaneous NCBs performed for 280 renal masses from 269 patients between year 2008 and 2011 by reviewing final pathology diagnosis, hematoxylin and eosin slides, and ancillary studies. Diagnostic accuracy was determined by comparing biopsy and nephrectomy diagnoses in a subset of renal masses. Clinical data including demographic information, clinical presentation, radiographic findings, and treatment information were reviewed subsequently if available. The size of renal masses in our study cohort ranged from 0.5 to 24 cm, and 78% of them were small renal masses. Definite diagnoses were rendered in 89% of the renal masses by NCBs, and 23% of them were benign. Renal mass NCB was 100% accurate in diagnosing primary renal malignancy and 93% accurate in determining histologic subtypes. Clinical management was analyzed for 180 renal masses. There was significant difference in clinical management between different diagnostic groups. We conclude that percutaneous NCB is a powerful tool not only for definite tissue diagnosis of renal masses before treatment but also plays an important role in guiding patient management and obtaining material for future molecular studies for targeted therapies. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. Accuracy in Diagnosis of Celiac Disease Without Biopsies in Clinical Practice

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    Werkstetter, K J; Korponay-Szabó, I R; Popp, A

    2017-01-01

    BACKGROUND & AIMS: The guidelines of the European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition allow for diagnosis of celiac disease without biopsies in children with symptoms and levels of immunoglobulin A against tissue-transglutaminase (TGA-IgA) 10-fold or more the upper...... limit of normal (ULN), confirmed by detection of endomysium antibodies (EMA) and positivity for HLA-DQ2/DQ8. We performed a large, international prospective study to validate this approach. METHODS: We collected data from consecutive pediatric patients (18 years or younger) on a gluten-containing diet...... who tested positive for TGA-IgA from November 2011 through May 2014, seen at 33 pediatric gastroenterology units in 21 countries. Local centers recorded symptoms; measurements of total IgA, TGA, and EMA; and histopathology findings from duodenal biopsies. Children were considered to have malabsorption...

  4. Diagnosis of parental balanced reciprocal translocations by trophectoderm biopsy and comprehensive chromosomal screening.

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    Sundheimer, L W; Liu, L; Buyalos, R P; Hubert, G; Al-Safi, Z; Shamonki, M

    2017-09-12

    This study investigates a case series of eight couples who underwent trophectoderm (TE) biopsy and comprehensive chromosomal screening (CCS) for routine aneuploidy screening and were found to have CCS results concerning for previously undetected parental balanced reciprocal translocations. In each case, controlled ovarian hyperstimulation and in vitro fertilization (IVF) yielded multiple blastocysts that each underwent CCS with high-density oligonucleotide microarray comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH). Parental translocations were suspected based on the finding of identical break point mutations in multiple embryos from each couple. Confirmation of these suspected translocations within blastocysts was performed with next-generation sequencing (NGS). Subsequent parental karyotypic evaluation resulted in a diagnosis of parental balanced reciprocal translocation in each case. We demonstrated that high-resolution aCGH and NGS on TE biopsies can accurately detect parental reciprocal translocations when previously unrecognized.

  5. Evaluation of vacuum-assisted biopsy as a new method for histological diagnosis of soft-tissue tumors

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    Klein, Torsten

    2010-01-01

    Background: The exact pre-operative diagnosis of a low invasive and complication-poor biopsy-method is often problematic. Often, the taken tissue-specimen is not sufficient impeded in order to investigate the exact histopathology of soft-tissue-tumors, which complicates an adequate operative therapy. Vacuum-assisted-biopsy is a new method whose valence histopathology diagnosis for the praeoperative of soft-tissue-tumors, has not yet examined scientifically. The feasibility and the exact pre-o...

  6. Fine Needle Aspiration and Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma: The Risk of Inadequate Preoperative Evaluation and Initial Surgery When Relying Upon FNAB Cytology Alone

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    Essig, G.F.; Porter, K.; Schneider, D.; Debora, A.; Lindsey, S.C.; Busonero, G.; Fineberg, D.; Fruci, B.; Boelaert, K.; Smit, J.W.A.; Meijer, J.A.M.; Duntas, L.; Sharma, N.; Costante, G.; Filetti, S.; Sippel, R.S.; Biondi, B.; Topliss, D.J.; Pacini, F.; Maciel, R.M.; Walz, P.C.; Kloos, R.T.

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    Objectives: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) to preoperatively diagnose medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) among multiple international centers and evaluate how the cytological diagnosis alone could impact patient management.Methods: We performed a

  7. Prostate cancer detection rate at second and third biopsy. Predictive factors and risk groups for cancer diagnosis.

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    Castello-Porcar, Ana; García-Morata, Francisco; Martinez-Jabaloyas, Jose María

    2014-09-01

    The diagnosis of prostate cancer is obtained with the performance of a prostate biopsy. Repetition of biopsies is required in patients with negative biopsies when there is high suspicion for cancer. The objective of this study is to know the prostate cancer detection rate in second and third prostatic biopsies and to identify the clinical factors with predictive value for positivity. We also want to establish risk groups for cancer diagnosis after one or two previous negative biopsies. Retrospective study of patients undergoing a second or third prostatic biopsy. We determined the rate of cancer diagnosis for both. We performed univariate and multivariate analysis (multiple logistic regression) to analyse any relationship between clinical variables (PSA, PSA density, PSA F/T ratio, PSA velocity, digital rectal examination, transrectal ultrasonography, prostate volume, time between biopsies, pathological result and number of cores obtained in the first biopsy) and positivity in the second and third biopsies. Logistic regression analysis was performed to know which factors are predictors for positivity in 2nd and 3 th biopsies. According to the probabilities obtained, different risk groups were established. 4.532 patients underwent prostate biopsy between 1999 and 2010. 663 patients were included for second biopsy and 191 for third biopsy. Detection rates for prostate cancer were 24,3% and 17.8% respectively. According to the multivariate analysis, the probability for positivity on second biopsy increases when first biopsy was sextant (p=0,049), patients were >65 years old (p=0,005) and PSA density was >0,15 (p=0,000). Four risk groups were established with a range of probability for prostate cancer between 7 and 37%. For third biopsy, predictive variables were: suspicious digital rectal examination (p=0,007), age >64 years (p=0,009), and PSA density >0,20 (p=0,001). Also risk groups were established with probabilities between 1,6 and 61%. Detection rate for

  8. Limited Role of Random Skin Biopsy in the Diagnosis of Intravascular Lymphoma in Adult Patients with Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis.

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    Cho, Hyunje G; Sheu, Sarah L; Kuo, Karen Y; Ally, Mina S; Bailey, Elizabeth E; Kim, Jinah; Kwong, Bernice Y

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    This study examined the role of random normal skin biopsy in the diagnosis of intravascular lymphoma (IVL) in adult Western patients with clinically diagnosed hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). In a retrospective chart review study, we analyzed a total of 59 skin biopsies that were performed to diagnose IVL in 21 adult patients with HLH seen at Stanford Hospital between 2004 and 2016. Out of the 59 skin biopsies, 42 were taken from clinically normal-appearing skin and 17 from clinically abnormal-appearing skin. None of the 59 biopsies revealed a diagnosis of primary or metastatic malignancy, regardless of the malignancy history, clinical presentation, and biopsy and histopathologic characteristics. A review of 8 positive IVL cases at Stanford Hospital including 1 case associated with HLH showed 1 positive diagnosis by a targeted skin biopsy and other positive diagnoses by bone marrow (n = 4), lung (n = 2), brain (n = 2), muscle (n = 1), and nerve (n = 1). Random skin biopsies have a limited role in diagnosing IVL in adult patients with HLH, in the setting of a single academic institution in the USA. A review of the literature emphasizes the role of a full body skin exam with a selective skin biopsy in these patients. © 2017 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  9. Risk of prostate cancer diagnosis and mortality in men with a benign initial transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy set

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    Klemann, Nina; Røder, M Andreas; Helgstrand, J Thomas

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    . METHODS: Data were extracted from the Danish Prostate Cancer Registry-a population-based registry including all men undergoing histopathological assessment of prostate tissue. All men who were referred for transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy for assessment of suspected prostate cancer between Jan 1, 1995...... of causes of death on April 28, 2015, was 20 years. 10 407 (30%) of 35 159 men with malignant initial biopsy sets died from prostate cancer, compared with 541 (2%) of 27 181 men with benign initial biopsy sets. Estimated overall 20-year mortality was 76·1% (95% CI 73·0-79·2). In all men referred......BACKGROUND: The risk of missing prostate cancer in the transrectal ultrasound-guided systematic biopsies of the prostate in men with suspected prostate cancer is a key problem in urological oncology. Repeat biopsy or MRI-guided biopsies have been suggested to increase sensitivity for diagnosis...

  10. Tumefactive multiple sclerosis requiring emergent biopsy and histological investigation to confirm the diagnosis: a case report

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    Yamada So

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Tumefactive multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating disease that demonstrates tumor-like features on magnetic resonance imaging. Although diagnostic challenges without biopsy have been tried by employing radiological studies and cerebrospinal fluid examinations, histological investigation is still necessary for certain diagnosis in some complicated cases. Case presentation A 37-year-old Asian man complaining of mild left leg motor weakness visited our clinic. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated high-signal lesions in bilateral occipital forceps majors, the left caudate head, and the left semicentral ovale on fluid-attenuated inversion recovery and T2-weighted imaging, and these lesions were enhanced by gadolinium-dimeglumin. Tumefactive multiple sclerosis was suspected because the enhancement indistinctly extended along the corpus callosum on magnetic resonance imaging and scintigraphy showed a low malignancy of the lesions. But oligoclonal bands were not detected in cerebrospinal fluid. In a few days, his symptoms fulminantly deteriorated with mental confusion and left hemiparesis, and steroid pulse therapy was performed. In spite of the treatment, follow-up magnetic resonance imaging showed enlargement of the lesions. Therefore, emergent biopsy was performed and finally led to the diagnosis of demyelinating disease. The enhanced lesion on magnetic resonance imaging disappeared after one month of prednisolone treatment, but mild disorientation and left hemiparesis remained as sequelae. Conclusions Fulminant aggravation of the disease can cause irreversible neurological deficits. Thus, an early decision to perform a biopsy is necessary for exact diagnosis and appropriate treatment if radiological studies and cerebrospinal fluid examinations cannot rule out the possibility of brain tumors.

  11. Transthoracic biopsy with core cutting needle (Trucut for the diagnosis of mediastinal tumors

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    Mauro Zamboni

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Aim: To determine the contribution of percutaneous biopsy with core cutting needle (Trucut in the diagnosis of mediastinal tumours. Method: Retrospective review of 56 patients with mediastinal lesions who underwent percutaneous core cutting needle biopsy, oriented but not guided by computer assisted tomography of the thorax, 1999 – 2008. Results: Percutaneous biopsy with core cutting needle provided adequate material in 49/56, with a total positive sample rate of 88%. In 7/56 (12% cases the material was insufficient to define the diagnosis. Percutaneous core cutting needle biopsy established a specific histological diagnosis in 88% of the patients: 23/56 (41% lymphomas; 12/56 (21% thymomas; 5/56 (3% thymic carcinomas; 3/56 (2% small cell carcinoma and 1/56 (0.6% metastatic adenocarcinoma, metastatic squamous cell carcinoma, neuroendocrine primitive carcinoma, plasmocytoma, teratoma and goiter. All patients underwent thoracic X-ray after the procedure. No complications were found in these patients. Conclusion: Percutaneous core cutting needle biopsy (Trucut oriented but not guided by computer assisted tomography of the thorax is an easy and safe procedure which can provide a precise diagnosis in the majority of mediastinal tumours and can prevent the need for exploratory thoracic surgery in cases which are medically treatable or non-resectable. Resumo: Objetivo: Determinar a contribuição da biópsia percutânea com agulha cortante (Trucut no diagnóstico das massas mediastínicas. Método: Revisão retrospectiva de 56 doentes com massas mediastínicas submetidos a biópsias com agulha cortante orientadas, mas não guiadas, pela tomografia computadorizada do tórax, no período de 1999 a 2008. Resultados: A biópsia percutânea com agulha cortante forneceu material adequado para o diagnóstico em 49/56 casos, com índice de positividade de 88%. Em 7/56, o material colhido foi insuficiente para definir o

  12. Peritoneal flushing and biopsy in laparoscopically diagnosed endometriosis.

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    Portuondo, J A; Herrán, C; Echanojauregui, A D; Riego, A G

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    A series of 74 patients with endoscopically proven endometriosis were selected for evaluation of usefulness of peritoneal flushing and aspiration in the early diagnosis of pelvic endometriosis. Forty-three patients had either an ovarian or a peritoneal biopsy performed after peritoneal lavage. The results indicate that 25% of the washings performed were successful in demonstrating endometrial glands or stroma. On the other hand, 72% of the patients on whom biopsies were performed showed endometrial tissue, and biopsy failures were mainly related to the technical difficulties of the ovarian biopsy. In 46% of the histologically proven cases of endometriosis, peritoneal lavage failed to demonstrate endometrial tissue. Conversely, in 4.6% of the negative biopsy cases, peritoneal lavage showed endometrial glands. We conclude that exfoliative cytology is not a useful tool in the diagnosis of endometriosis. On the other hand, we were able to make the diagnosis by biopsy in more than 70% of the patients on whom biopsies were performed.

  13. Comparision of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology and Fine Needle ...

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    Background: Open biopsy of the breast used to be the main traditional method of diagnosis of breast lumps. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) was later introduced which depends on suction and thus yields hemorrhagic material for cytological study.This study was undertaken to find out if there is a difference in ...

  14. [Diagnosis and treatment of recurrent surface cancer of the urinary bladder (early repeated cystoscopy and biopsy)].

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    Lopatkin, N A; Martov, A G; Gushchin, B L; Gnatiuk, A P; Ergakov, D V; Serebrianyĭ, S A

    2003-01-01

    In spite of some achievements in the field of oncourology, the problem of diagnosis and treatment of surface cancer of the urinary bladder (SCUB) remains urgent because of early recurrence and progression after TUR (50 and 30%, respectively). Repeated cystoscopy and biopsy early after surgery enable the physician to establish a real stage of SCUB (invasion into the bladder wall--criterion T and cell differentiation--criterion G). Early accurate staging of the disease allows design further policy of treatment. Early repeated cystoscopy and biopsy detected recurrence of transient cell SCUB in 51 (24.75%) patients. In 20 (9.7%) patients recurrent tumor located at the site of the previous operation. In other places recurrences were detected in 31 (15.05%) patients. Recurrent tumor was found in 23 (11.16%) cases at stage Ta and 28 (13.6%) patients at stage T1; in 15, 30 and 6 patients with high, moderate and low malignancy grade (22.06, 24.79 and 35.29%, respectively). SCUB progression developed in a total of 15 (7.28%) patients: by T criterion (T1-T2a) in 9 (4.37%) patients and by criterion G (G2-G3) in 6 (2.91%) patients. Thus, early repeated cystoscopy and biopsy detect early residual and recurrent SCUB facilitating design of further treatment policy.

  15. Giant cell tumor of tendon sheath—Use of fine-needle aspiration cytology for diagnosis

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    Neha Meena

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    Full Text Available Giant cell tumour of the tendon sheath (GCTTS is a slow-growing, usually painless benign lesion of soft tissues. We report the case of a 38-year-old male with a painless, slowly enlarging swelling on right thumb in order to highlight the role of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC in diagnosing GCTTS.

  16. Subcutaneous Emphysema in a Healthy Child: An Unusual Clue for the Diagnosis of Foreign Body Aspiration

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    Full Text Available Background: Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM and subcutaneous emphysema are rare findings in children. Various etiologies have been reported for SPM, such as foreign body aspiration in infants, especially in those aged less than three years. In addition to the complications associated with foreign body aspiration, SPM may also become a life-threatening condition if left untreated. In the present report, we discussed a case of subcutaneous emphysema, pneumothorax, and pneumomediastinum in a 13-month-old infant previously treated for pneumonia.Case report: The infant was initially presented with subcutaneous emphysema of the neck, without respiratory distress following pneumonia. In the chest radiography, mediastinal shift and possible pneumothorax were reported, and a chest tube was inserted as the respiratory condition deteriorated. Emergency bronchoscopy showed a foreign body logged in the left respiratory tract, which was removed. Three days later, the chest tube was detached, and the patient was discharged in healthy conditions within the next two days.Conclusion: Pediatricians constantly need to consider the risk of foreign body aspiration, particularly in the presence of respiratory complications, such as SPM, even in the infants with an unreliable history of foreign body aspiration

  17. The diagnosis and management of synovial cysts: Efficacy of surgery versus cyst aspiration

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    Epstein, Nancy E.; Baisden, Jamie

    2012-01-01

    Background: The surgical management of lumbar synovial cysts that have extruded into the spinal canal remains controversial (e.g. decompression with/without fusion). Methods: The neurological presentation, anatomy, pathophysiology, and surgical challenges posed by synovial cysts in the lumbar spine are well known. Neurological complaints typically include unilateral or, more rarely, bilateral radicular complaints, and/or cauda equina syndromes. Anatomically, synovial cysts constitute cystic dilatations of synovial sheaths that directly extrude from facet joints into the spinal canal. Pathophysiologically, these cysts reflect disruption of the facet joints often with accompanying instability, and potentially compromise both the cephalad and caudad nerve roots. Results: Aspiration of lumbar synovial cysts, which are typically gelatinous and non-aspirable, and typically performed by “pain specialists” (e.g. pain management, rehabilitation, radiologists, others) utilizing fluoroscopy or CT-guided aspiration, is associated with 50–100% failure rates. Surgical decompression with/without fusion (as the issue regarding fusion remains unsettled) results in the resolution of back and radicular pain in 91.6–92.5% and 91.1–91.9% of cases, respectively. Conclusions: After a thorough review of the literature, it appears that the treatment with the best outcome for patients with synovial cysts is cyst removal utilizing surgical decompression; the need for attendant fusion remains unsettled. The use of an alternative treatment, percutaneous aspiration of cysts, appears to have a much higher recurrence and failure rate, but may be followed by surgery if warranted. PMID:22905322

  18. Diagnosis of Pompe disease: muscle biopsy vs blood-based assays.

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    Vissing, John; Lukacs, Zoltan; Straub, Volker

    2013-07-01

    The diagnosis of Pompe disease (acid maltase deficiency, glycogen storage disease type II) in children and adults can be challenging because of the heterogeneous clinical presentation and considerable overlap of signs and symptoms found in other neuromuscular diseases. This review evaluates some of the methods used in the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of late-onset Pompe disease. Muscle biopsy is commonly used as an early diagnostic tool in the evaluation of muscle disease. However, experience has shown that relying solely on visualizing a periodic acid-Schiff-positive vacuolar myopathy to identify late-onset Pompe disease often leads to false-negative results and subsequent delays in identification and treatment of the disorder. Serum creatine kinase level can be normal or only mildly elevated in late-onset Pompe disease and is not very helpful alone to suggest the diagnosis, but in combination with proximal and axial weakness it may raise the suspicion for Pompe disease. A simple blood-based assay to measure the level of α-glucosidase activity is the optimal initial test for confirming or excluding Pompe disease. A timely and accurate diagnosis of late-onset Pompe disease likely will improve patient outcomes as care standards including enzyme replacement therapy can be applied and complications can be anticipated. Increased awareness of the clinical phenotype of Pompe disease is therefore warranted to expedite diagnostic screening for this condition with blood-based enzymatic assays.

  19. Role of fine needle aspiration cytology and cell block in diagnosis of scar endometriosis: A case report

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    Full Text Available Presence of endometrial glands and stroma in places other than the uterus is called endometriosis. It can be pelvic or extra-pelvic. Abdominal scar endometriosis is an extra-pelvic endometriosis that can occur after surgery involving the uterus. Post-caesarean section, scar endometriosis is a rare event. The diagnosis is frequently made only after excision of disease tissue. We present a case of post-caesarean section abdominal scar endometriosis presenting as a tumor on the abdominal wall, which was diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology and confirmed by cell block preparation.

  20. Diagnosis of Rosai-Dorfman Disease in Elderly Female on Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology: A Case Report

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    Full Text Available Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD is a rare benign disorder of histiocytic proliferation that usually presents with bilateral cervical lymphadenopathy in children. We describe the case of a 50-year-old lady suffering from this disease who presented with generalized lymphadenopathy and a left sided chest wall lump. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC from all the lesions showed abundant benign histiocytes with lymphophagocytosis which was compatible with the diagnosis of RDD. This case is being reported for its rarity in presentation in an elderly female with both generalized nodal as well as extranodal manifestations.

  1. Detection of HPV positivity by immunohistochemistry in colposcopic cervical biopsies with a cytological diagnosis of ASCUS.

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    Destelı, Güldeniz Aksan; Demıralay, Ebru; Gürsu, Türkan; Ayhan, Ali

    2014-01-01

    Many epidemiological studies have shown that human papillomavirus related infections play a major role in cervical preinvasive and invasive lesions. ASCUS (atypical cells of undetermined significance) observed in about 4-5% of all cervical cytology specimens. We searched for the presence of HPV with immunohistochemical methods in the biopsy material of patients diagnosed with ASCUS using cytology. The colposcopic biopsy or Loop Electro Excisional Procedure (LEEP) material of 115 patients with a diagnosis of ASCUS were evaluated. HPV (type 6,11,16,18,31,33,42,51,52,56 and 58) immunohistochemistry was applied to all materials. The relationship between the biopsy results and HPV positivity was investigated. Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) I was found in 34.8%, CIN II in 13% and CIN III in 9.6% of the patients and cervicitis was present in 42.6% of the patients. HPV immunohistochemistry was positive in 11 cases (9.6%) and no staining was seen in 104 cases (90.4%). No positive staining was seen in the chronic cervicitis cases. The rate of positive staining was 15% (6/34) in the CIN I diagnosed group, 20% (3/12) in the CIN II diagnosed group and 18.2% (2/9) in the CIN III diagnosed group. HPV positivity was found to be lower compared to the literature both in total and in cases diagnosed by biopsy. No staining occurred in any patient with cervicitis. In conclusion, we believe that immunohistochemical examination is not an appropriate method for the determination of HPV.

  2. An analysis of of the ultrasound findings of false negative cases for an initial ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB)

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    Kim, Jee Young; Jung, So Lyung; Kim, Bum Soo; Ahn, Kook Jin; Hahn, Seong Tae [College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    To analyze the ultrasonographic (US) findings of thyroid nodules that yielded false negative results after an initial ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). Between August 2003 and February 2006, 389 patients with 405 thyroid nodules received a repeat US-guided FNAB. We retrospectively reviewed the US findings, cytology results and postsurgical pathological results. The cytology diagnoses were classified as benign, a suspicious malignancy, a follicular neoplasm, a papillary carcinoma, and a non-diagnostic result. The US findings of the thyroid nodules were analyzed with regard to size, internal content, shape, margin, echogenecity, and calcification pattern. Of the 405 thyroid nodules, 17 nodules were false negative. The major US findings of these nodules were a solid internal component in 16 nodules, hypoechogenicity or marked hypoechogenicity in 14 nodules, microcalcifications in 12 nodules, an ovoid to round shape in 9 nodules and a well-defined smooth margin in 9 nodules. An repeat US-guided FNAB should be performed if the thyroid nodules have one of the malignant US features such as hypoechogenecity or marked hypoechogenecity, a microcalcification, a taller than wide shape or a well-defined spiculate margin although the cytology results indicated a benign lesion. In addition, thyroid nodules with findings of a well-defined smooth margin, ovoid to round shape, and solid internal component might also be subject to a repeat US-guided FNAB to exclude a malignancy.

  3. Validation of Antibody-Based Strategies for Diagnosis of Pediatric Celiac Disease Without Biopsy.

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    Wolf, Johannes; Petroff, David; Richter, Thomas; Auth, Marcus K H; Uhlig, Holm H; Laass, Martin W; Lauenstein, Peter; Krahl, Andreas; Händel, Norman; de Laffolie, Jan; Hauer, Almuthe C; Kehler, Thomas; Flemming, Gunter; Schmidt, Frank; Rodrigues, Astor; Hasenclever, Dirk; Mothes, Thomas

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    A diagnosis of celiac disease is made based on clinical, genetic, serologic, and duodenal morphology features. Recent pediatric guidelines, based largely on retrospective data, propose omitting biopsy analysis for patients with concentrations of IgA against tissue transglutaminase (IgA-TTG) >10-fold the upper limit of normal (ULN) and if further criteria are met. A retrospective study concluded that measurements of IgA-TTG and total IgA, or IgA-TTG and IgG against deamidated gliadin (IgG-DGL) could identify patients with and without celiac disease. Patients were assigned to categories of no celiac disease, celiac disease, or biopsy required, based entirely on antibody assays. We aimed to validate the positive and negative predictive values (PPV and NPV) of these diagnostic procedures. We performed a prospective study of 898 children undergoing duodenal biopsy analysis to confirm or rule out celiac disease at 13 centers in Europe. We compared findings from serologic analysis with findings from biopsy analyses, follow-up data, and diagnoses made by the pediatric gastroenterologists (celiac disease, no celiac disease, or no final diagnosis). Assays to measure IgA-TTG, IgG-DGL, and endomysium antibodies were performed by blinded researchers, and tissue sections were analyzed by local and blinded reference pathologists. We validated 2 procedures for diagnosis: total-IgA and IgA-TTG (the TTG-IgA procedure), as well as IgG-DGL with IgA-TTG (TTG-DGL procedure). Patients were assigned to categories of no celiac disease if all assays found antibody concentrations celiac disease if at least 1 assay measured antibody concentrations >10-fold the ULN. All other cases were considered to require biopsy analysis. ULN values were calculated using the cutoff levels suggested by the test kit manufacturers. HLA typing was performed for 449 participants. We used models that considered how specificity values change with prevalence to extrapolate the PPV and NPV to populations with lower

  4. Benefits and limitations of fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis and classification of leprosy in primary and secondary healthcare settings.

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    Ray, R; Mondal, R K; Pathak, S

    2015-08-01

    The goal of the World Health Organization (WHO) is to eliminate leprosy as a public health problem. This will only be possible when all patients are detected and cured using multidrug therapy, which requires accurate diagnosis prior to treatment. The objective of this study was to evaluate the possibility of the diagnosis of leprosy lesions by fine needle aspiration cytology according to a modification of the Ridley-Jopling scale, as it can be used in primary and secondary healthcare centres, especially in low-resource settings in which leprosy is prevalent. A prospective study comprising 54 cases with cardinal features of leprosy was performed. Among the 54 cases, 27 patients consented to a histopathological biopsy procedure. The slides were stained with Giemsa, modified Ziehl-Neelsen, Papanicolaou and haematoxylin and eosin methods. Among the 54 cases, 34 were reported as tuberculoid leprosy, five as mid-borderline (BB), three as borderline lepromatous (BL) and eight as lepromatous leprosy (LL); four were unsatisfactory. Histopathological study was performed in 27 cases, which showed cyto-histological correlation in 21 cases (78%). Agreement between histological and cytological diagnosis was achieved in 12 of the 15 tuberculoid cases, one of the three BB cases, one of the two BL cases and all seven LL cases. With the implementation of the WHO classification based on patch counting, there is the possibility of the over-treatment of paucibacillary cases and under-treatment of multibacillary cases. Cytology in terms of cellular type morphology and bacteriological study can complement the WHO classification. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  5. The role of diagnostic imaging and liver biopsy in the diagnosis of focal nodular hyperplasia in children.

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    Valentino, Pamela L; Ling, Simon C; Ng, Vicky L; John, Philip; Bonasoni, Paola; Castro, Denise A; Taylor, Glenn; Chavhan, Govind B; Kamath, Binita M

    2014-02-01

    Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH), a benign liver tumour, has a characteristic appearance on diagnostic imaging (DI) and histology. The role of liver biopsy in children for the diagnosis of FNH is unclear. This study investigates the diagnostic accuracy of DI for FNH in children without comorbidities, compared to liver biopsy. A total of 304 consecutive patients (age biopsied liver mass were retrospectively ascertained (1990-2010). Individuals with a history of malignancy, liver disease or syndromes with increased malignancy risk were excluded. DI and biopsy data were reviewed. After excluding 205 cases, 99 liver masses were studied. Based on histology, the most common diagnosis was hepatoblastoma (46/99, 44%) followed by FNH (23/99, 23%). The mean age at FNH diagnosis was 11.1 ± 5.2 years, with female preponderance (78%), and a median follow-up of 1.35 years (interquartile range 0.54, 4.20 years). 19/23 biopsy-proven FNH met standard criteria for FNH on DI. In 4/23 cases of biopsy-proven FNH, imaging did not suggest FNH. Two false positive cases included adenoma and fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma. On review of original reports, DI had 82.6% sensitivity and 97.4% specificity for the diagnosis of FNH. On blind review, the sensitivity of DI for FNH diagnosis was 81.3% for MRI (13/16), and 53.3% for CT (8/15). In this cohort of children with liver masses and no comorbidities, a diagnosis of FNH by imaging was highly specific, and MRI was the most sensitive study for its diagnosis. Liver biopsy may be deferred in selected children if the DI, particularly MRI, is indicative of FNH. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  6. Ultrastructural scoring of skin biopsies for diagnosis of vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

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    Ong, Kim-Thanh; Plauchu, Henri; Peyrol, Simone; Roux, Elisabeth; Errazuriz, Elisabeth; Khau Van Kien, Philippe; Arbeille, Brigitte; Gaulier, Alain; Georgescou, Gabriela; Collignon, Patrick; Germain, Dominique P; Gaveau, Marie-Noëlle; Perdu, Jérôme; Laurent, Stéphane; Bruneval, Patrick; Boutouyrie, Pierre

    2012-06-01

    Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS) results from a mutation in the gene encoding alpha-1, type III pro-collagen (COL3A1) and confers fragility to skin, ligament and vascular tissue. We tested the value of skin biopsy for diagnosis of vEDS through an ultrastructure scoring procedure. Study design was a multicentric, case-control, blinded trial consisting of two phases: phase 1 was to identify an ultra-structure score providing the best discriminative value for vEDS and phase 2 was to replicate this result in a different population. We enrolled 103 patients, 66 cases defined through the revised nosology for Ehlers-Danlos syndromes and 37 control subjects selected from patients referred for other pathologies. Ultrastructure of extracellular matrix was read by three to five experienced pathologists blinded for diagnosis. We used the receiver operating curves and logistic regression analysis for ranking ultrastructure scores. We created a detailed description of lesions observed in vEDS patients with 27 items (coded 0 or 1). In the phase 1 (17 cases and 20 controls), abnormal fibroblast shape, presence of lysosomes in the fibroblast and abnormal basal lamina were found to be independent discriminative items. Addition of these three items (defining an ultrastructure score) had the best diagnosis value (area under the curve (AUC) = 0.96). In the phase 2 (49 cases, 17 controls), ultrastructure score provided odds ratio of 9.76 (95 % CI 2.91-32.78), and AUC of 0.90. The ultrastructure score of skin biopsy has predictive value for the diagnosis of vEDS. Presence of two or more signs (either abnormal fibroblast, presence of lysosomes in the fibroblast or abnormal basal lamina) is very evocative of vEDS.

  7. Gastrointestinal Biopsies for the Diagnosis of Alpha-Synuclein Pathology in Parkinson’s Disease

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    Maria Graciela Cersosimo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD relies on clinical features whereas pathological confirmation is only possible with autopsy examination. The neuropathological hallmarks of PD are neuronal loss and the presence of inclusions termed Lewy bodies/neurites in affected regions. A major component of these inclusions is phosphorylated alpha-synuclein (α-SYN protein. There is evidence that α-SYN pathology is widely distributed outside the central nervous system in patients with PD. The gastrointestinal tract is importantly affected by α-SYN containing inclusions and typically there is a rostrocaudal gradient for the distribution of the pathology. The highest amounts of Lewy bodies/neurites are found at the submandibular gland together with the lower esophagus and the lowest amounts are found in the rectum. Autopsy findings prompted research aimed at achieving in vivo pathological diagnosis of PD by demonstrating the presence of α-SYN pathology in biopsy material of these peripheral accessible tissues. So far, biopsy studies of the gut have demonstrated the presence of α-SYN pathology in the salivary glands, stomach, duodenum, colon, and rectum. Further research is necessary in order to determine which are the most sensitive targets for in vivo α-SYN pathology detection and the safest techniques for these approaches in patients with PD.

  8. Detection of pyloric metaplasia may improve the biopsy diagnosis of Crohn's ileitis.

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    Koukoulis, George K; Ke, Yong; Henley, John D; Cummings, Oscar W

    2002-02-01

    Pyloric metaplasia (PYME) is seen frequently in ileal resections from patients with Crohn's disease (CD). It represents a nonspecific reparative reaction in intestinal ulcers. The presence of PYME in terminal ileum biopsies (TIbxs) of CD has not received much attention and has been considered a rare finding. We reviewed 45 TIbxs from 45 adult patients with indisputable clinicopathologic diagnosis of CD. Endoscopic biopsies were obtained with an Olympus CIF 140 videoscope. The samples were fixed in 10% buffered formalin and were processed routinely. Pyloric metaplasia was identified in 10 TIbxs from 10 patients. Most of the metaplastic glands formed small aggregates in the mucosal base, and they were frequently noted below regenerating crypts and in the vicinity of granulation tissue and ulceration. In our material, 22.2% of the TIbxs revealed PYME. The single previous study with similar data showed an incidence of 2.27%. The difference could reflect the stage of the disease or the thoroughness of the endoscopic and pathologic examinations. Pyloric metaplasia, despite its lack of specificity, remains a sensitive indicator of persistent ulceration with inflammation. Because PYME is not as rare as previously thought, it should be carefully looked for in TIbxs to support the diagnosis of CD in the appropriate clinical setting.

  9. Alport syndrome: significance of gingival biopsy in the initial diagnosis and periodontal evaluation after renal transplantation

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    Hilal Uslu Toygar

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Alport Syndrome (AS is an important hereditary disorder affecting the glomerular basement membrane. Diagnosis of AS is based on the presence of hematuric nephropathy, renal failure, hearing loss, ocular abnormalities and changes in the glomerular basement membrane of the lamina densa. The aims of this case report were to show the changes in the gingival tissues in a patient with AS under therapy with cyclosporin-A after renal transplantation and to discuss the possible role of type IV collagen in gingival basal lamina as an alternative approach for the diagnosis of AS. A 20-year-old male patient with AS underwent periodontal therapy including a series of gingivectomy surgeries. Gingival samples obtained during the second surgery were examined histopathologically and by transmission electron microscopy for further pathological examination. Gingivectomy procedures have been performed every 6 months over the last 4 years. The excessive and fibrous gingival enlargements resulted in migration of the anterior teeth, but no alveolar bone loss occurred. This is the first report to demonstrate the possible changes in the gingival tissues caused by AS. It is suggested that gingival biopsy can be an initial diagnostic tool instead of renal or skin biopsies. Proper dental and periodontal care and regular visits to the dentist could provide limited gingival hyperplasia to patients with AS.

  10. A Definitive Diagnosis of Primary Hodgkin Lymphoma on Endoscopic Biopsy Material Utilizing in-Depth Immunohistochemical Analysis

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    Garnet Horne

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The esophagus and stomach can be primary sites for Hodgkin lymphoma (HL. The pathognomonic feature of HL is the Reed-Sternberg cell. Because these cells can be rare in HL tumours, biopsies obtained via endoscopy are usually inadequate for establishing a definitive diagnosis. A case of a gastroesophageal junction primary HL is presented that was diagnosed on endoscopic biopsy material with the assistance of the immunohistochemical stains PAX5 and MUM1 which verified the presence of Reed-Sternberg cells. The patient was effectively treated for HL and avoided traditional laparotomy or thoracotomy procedures to obtain the diagnosis. This advanced immunohistochemical approach should be the standard in the diagnosis of primary gastrointestinal HL. An endoscopy-based approach should obviate more invasive, open biopsy procedures for establishing HL diagnosis.

  11. PANCREATIC SPLENOSIS MIMICKING NEUROENDOCRINE TUMORS: microhistological diagnosis by endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration

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    José Celso ARDENGH

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    Full Text Available Context Pancreatic splenosis is a benign condition which can mimic a pancreatic neoplasm. Objective To describe the role of the endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA of pancreatic nodules suspicious for pancreatic splenosis. Method From 1997 to 2011, patients with pancreatic solid tumors suspicious for splenosis by computed tomography and/or magnetic resonance imaging were referred to EUS-FNA. Those cases with pancreatic splenosis confirmed by EUS-FNA or surgery were included. Endosonographic findings and clinicopathologic features were also analysed. Results A total of 2,060 patients with pancreatic solid tumors underwent EUS-FNA. Fourteen (0.6% cases with pancreatic splenosis were found. After applying exclusion criteria, 11 patients were selected. Most patients were male (7, young (mean age: 42 years and asymptomatic (8. Endoscopic ultrasound imaging alone suspected pancreatic splenosis in 6 cases, and neuroendocrine tumors in 5 cases. Pancreatic splenosis was found most commonly in the tail, was round, hypoechoic, with homogeneous pattern, regular borders, and with scintigraphy negative for somatostatin receptors. The average diameter of these nodules identified by endoscopic ultrasound was 2.15 cm. Microhistology obtained by EUS-FNA confirmed the diagnosis in 9/10 patients. Conclusion Pancreatic splenosis can be diagnosed by EUS-FNA. Microhistology prevents unnecessary surgeries, and reassures asymptomatic patients with hypoechoic, homogeneous, and well circumscribed pancreatic nodules. Contexto A esplenose pancreática é uma afecção benigna que pode mimetizar uma neoplasia pancreática. Objetivo Descrever o papel da ecoendoscopia associada à punção aspirativa com agulha fina ecoguiada (EE-PAAF dos nódulos de pâncreas suspeitos de esplenose pancreática. Método De 1997 a 2011, pacientes com tumores sólidos de pâncreas sugestivos de esplenose pancreática, conforme achados de exames de imagem por

  12. Successful application of the strategy of blastocyst biopsy, vitrification, whole genome amplification, and thawed embryo transfer for preimplantation genetic diagnosis of neurofibromatosis type 1

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    Yi-Lin Chen

    2011-03-01

    Conclusion: We first demonstrate successful application of blastocyst biopsy, vitrification, WGA, and thawed embryo transfer for PGD of a monogenic disease. Vitrification of blastocysts after biopsy permits sufficient time for shipment of samples and operation of molecular diagnosis.

  13. Endosonography vs conventional bronchoscopy for the diagnosis of sarcoidosis

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    von Bartheld, Martin B; Dekkers, Olaf M; Szlubowski, Artur

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    Tissue verification of noncaseating granulomas is recommended for the diagnosis of sarcoidosis. Bronchoscopy with transbronchial lung biopsies, the current diagnostic standard, has moderate sensitivity in assessing granulomas. Endosonography with intrathoracic nodal aspiration appears...

  14. Lung Cancer Diagnosis by Fine Needle Aspiration Is Associated With Reduction in Resection of Nonmalignant Lung Nodules.

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    Barta, Julie A; Henschke, Claudia I; Flores, Raja M; Yip, Rowena; Yankelevitz, David F; Powell, Charles A

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    The rates of resection of nonmalignant lung nodules suspected preoperatively to be lung cancer vary widely and are reported to be as high as 40%. We determined the impact of the frequent use of computed tomography (CT)-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) on the resection rate of nonmalignant nodules and frequency of resections of benign disease among patients undergoing evaluation for lung cancer resection operation in an academic medical center. Eligible patients underwent CT-guided FNA, surgical resection, or both during the 12-month period between July 2013 and July 2014 for known or suspected first primary resectable stage I-III lung cancer. Patient data were extracted from the electronic medical records. One hundred ninety-seven patients underwent surgical resection; among them the overall resection rate of nonmalignant lesions was 13.1% (26/197). For those with preoperative FNA, the rate was 7.9% (11/139), and for those with no biopsy, the rate was 25.9% (15/58) (p = 0.001). The sensitivity and specificity of FNA biopsy were 96% and 98%, respectively. The false-negative rate was 3.9% (5/128). The resection rate of nonmalignant nodules was significantly lower for patients with preoperative CT-guided FNA biopsy than in those without. The diagnostic accuracy of FNA in these patients at moderate to high risk for lung cancer is higher than that of positron emission tomography, with a low rate of adverse events. These findings suggest that the frequent use of preoperative diagnostic confirmation by FNA results in a low rate of nonmalignant resection. Copyright © 2017 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Enchondroma of the Hand: the Role of Biopsy in the Course of Diagnosis and Treatment

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    Alireza Jalili

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Background: Enchondroma, is the most frequent bone tumor of the hand , but chondrosarcoma is rare at this location .There is a high possibility of correct diagnosis of enchondroma and differentiating from its malignant counterpart by precise clinical and radiologic assessment without biopsy, a subject of debate in the literature . At the present study we substantially investigate this problem, in our patients. Methods: Case records, radiographs, and histology of 52 solitary enchondroma patients who underwent operation in our hospital between 1998 and 2010, were reviewed. Special attention paid to pre and post –op diagnoses, and compared with each other. Results: Eighty-six percent of our patients were between the second to fourth decades of life, with a slight female predominance. In all, the primary diagnosis of enchondroma according to clinical presentation and radiographic appearance, supported by intraoperative gross appearance of tumor, and confirmed histologically by permanent section analysis. There was no mismatch between radiologic and histologic diagnosis. Conclusion: we concluded that correct diagnosis of enchondroma is almost always possible by precise clinical and radiographic assessment with no need for histologic confirmation before definitive treatment.

  16. Preimplantation diagnosis of a human beta-globin transgene in biopsied trophectoderm cells and blastomeres of the mouse embryo.

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    Sheardown, S A; Findlay, I; Turner, A; Greaves, D; Bolton, V N; Mitchell, M; Layton, D M; Muggleton-Harris, A L

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    The preimplantation diagnosis of a HbSA-globin transgene in biopsied trophectoderm cells and blastomeres in embryos using a transgenic mouse model for the trait of human sickle-cell anaemia has been undertaken. A sensitive procedure was developed for the amplification of the human beta-globin gene sequence flanking the sickle mutation. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays were undertaken on one to five biopsied trophectoderm cells and isolated blastomeres of the preimplantation mouse embryo. After biopsy the blastocysts were cultured whilst the cells were analysed for the presence of the transgene, and a high proportion (82-91%) were viable as assessed by the presence of a blastocoele cavity within a 5-h period. The majority of the biopsied cultured blastocysts were frozen and used to confirm the diagnosis; 90 biopsied cultured blastocysts were transferred to pseudopregnant recipients and 34% established pregnancy. Material from day 13.5 post-coitum fetuses was also used to confirm the original diagnosis. The time (4-5 h) required to carry out the analysis obviates a need for extended culture or cryopreservation of the biopsied embryo. In individual experiments under optimal conditions, the presence of the transgene in biopsied cells was detected with 100% accuracy, and the PCR analysis was sensitive at the 1-cell level. The overall success rate of diagnosis and confirmation of the presence or absence of the human beta-globin sequence in the biopsied embryo was 70%. Over the entire experimental period (14 months) DNA contamination from a variety of sources did occasionally occur; the methods used to overcome this problem are discussed.

  17. A feasible strategy of preimplantation genetic diagnosis for carriers with chromosomal translocation: Using blastocyst biopsy and array comparative genomic hybridization

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    Huang, Chu-Chun; Chang, Li-Jung; Tsai, Yi-Yi; Hung, Chia-Cheng; Fang, Mei-Ya; Su, Yi-Ning; Chen, Hsin-Fu; Chen, Shee-Uan

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    Patients with chromosomal translocation are highly vulnerable to produce unbalanced gametes that result in recurrent miscarriages, affected offspring, or infertility. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) with blastomere biopsy and fluorescent in-situ hybridization (FISH) has been used to select normal/balanced embryos for transfer. However, FISH is inherent with some technical difficulties such as cell fixation and signal reading. Here we introduce a strategy of PGD using blastocyst biopsy...

  18. Accuracy in Diagnosis of Celiac Disease Without Biopsies in Clinical Practice.

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    Werkstetter, Katharina Julia; Korponay-Szabó, Ilma Rita; Popp, Alina; Villanacci, Vincenzo; Salemme, Marianna; Heilig, Gabriele; Lillevang, Søren Thue; Mearin, Maria Luisa; Ribes-Koninckx, Carmen; Thomas, Adrian; Troncone, Riccardo; Filipiak, Birgit; Mäki, Markku; Gyimesi, Judit; Najafi, Mehri; Dolinšek, Jernej; Dydensborg Sander, Stine; Auricchio, Renata; Papadopoulou, Alexandra; Vécsei, Andreas; Szitanyi, Peter; Donat, Ester; Nenna, Rafaella; Alliet, Philippe; Penagini, Francesca; Garnier-Lengliné, Hélène; Castillejo, Gemma; Kurppa, Kalle; Shamir, Raanan; Hauer, Almuthe Christine; Smets, Françoise; Corujeira, Susana; van Winckel, Myriam; Buderus, Stefan; Chong, Sonny; Husby, Steffen; Koletzko, Sibylle

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    The guidelines of the European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition allow for diagnosis of celiac disease without biopsies in children with symptoms and levels of immunoglobulin A against tissue-transglutaminase (TGA-IgA) 10-fold or more the upper limit of normal (ULN), confirmed by detection of endomysium antibodies (EMA) and positivity for HLA-DQ2/DQ8. We performed a large, international prospective study to validate this approach. We collected data from consecutive pediatric patients (18 years or younger) on a gluten-containing diet who tested positive for TGA-IgA from November 2011 through May 2014, seen at 33 pediatric gastroenterology units in 21 countries. Local centers recorded symptoms; measurements of total IgA, TGA, and EMA; and histopathology findings from duodenal biopsies. Children were considered to have malabsorption if they had chronic diarrhea, weight loss (or insufficient gain), growth failure, or anemia. We directly compared central findings from 16 antibody tests (8 for TGA-IgA, 1 for TGA-IgG, 6 for IgG against deamidated gliadin peptides, and 1 for EMA, from 5 different manufacturers), 2 HLA-DQ2/DQ8 tests from 2 manufacturers, and histopathology findings from the reference pathologist. Final diagnoses were based on local and central results. If all local and central results were concordant for celiac disease, cases were classified as proven celiac disease. Patients with only a low level of TGA-IgA (threefold or less the ULN) but no other results indicating celiac disease were classified as no celiac disease. Central histo-morphometry analyses were performed on all other biopsies and cases were carefully reviewed in a blinded manner. Inconclusive cases were regarded as not having celiac disease for calculation of diagnostic accuracy. The primary aim was to determine whether the nonbiopsy approach identifies children with celiac disease with a positive predictive value (PPV) above 99% in clinical practice. Secondary

  19. Ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy in the diagnosis of neuroblastic tumors in children: a retrospective study on 83 cases.

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    Zhao, Lihui; Mu, Jie; Du, Ping; Wang, Hailing; Mao, Yiran; Xu, Yong; Xin, Xiaojie; Zang, Fenglin

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    Ultrasound-guided biopsy technique with the large-core needle has widely been applied in the diagnosis of adult abdominopelvic cavity, thyroid, and neck tumors. There are few reports on ultrasound-guided biopsy using large-core needle in pediatric abdominopelvic cavity tumors. This study was to evaluate the ultrasound features and the diagnostic value of ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy for pediatric neuroblastic tumors. The pediatric patients with neuroblastic tumor that underwent ultrasound examination and ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy from January 2009 to November 2015 were reviewed. A minimum of two cores in each case was obtained. The biopsy results were confirmed by subsequent surgical histopathology. The ultrasound features and the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy were evaluated. Eighty-three patients were enrolled into the study. Conventional ultrasound examination showed irregular hypoechoic or mixed echo masses and calcification and liquefied necrosis. The diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy was 96.4% (80/83). Three cases were misdiagnosed because of inadequate tissue sample. No serious complication, infection, or needle track seeding occurred. Ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy seems to be an accurate, minimally invasive, and safe diagnostic method of pediatric neuroblastic tumor.

  20. Clinical Usefulness of the Serological Gastric Biopsy for the Diagnosis of Chronic Autoimmune Gastritis

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    Antonio Antico

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    Full Text Available Aim. To assess the predictive value for chronic autoimmune gastritis (AIG of the combined assay of anti-parietal-cell antibodies (PCA, anti-intrinsic-factor antibodies (IFA, anti-Helicobacter pylori (Hp antibodies, and measurement of blood gastrin. Methods. We studied 181 consecutive patients with anemia, due to iron deficiency resistant to oral replacement therapy or to vitamin B12 deficiency. Results. 83 patients (45.8% tested positive for PCA and underwent gastroscopy with multiple gastric biopsies. On the basis of the histological diagnosis, PCA-positive patients were divided into 4 groups: (1 30 patients with chronic atrophic gastritis; they had high concentrations of PCA and gastrin and no detectable IFA; (2 14 subjects with metaplastic gastric atrophy; they had high PCA, IFA, and gastrin; (3 18 patients with nonspecific lymphocytic inflammation with increased PCA, normal gastrin levels, and absence of IFA; (4 21 patients with multifocal atrophic gastritis with “borderline” PCA, normal gastrin, absence of IFA and presence of anti-Hp in 100% of the cases. Conclusions. The assay of four serological markers proved particularly effective in the diagnostic classification of gastritis and highly correlated with the histological profile. As such, this laboratory diagnostic profile may be considered an authentic “serological biopsy.”

  1. Computer-aided diagnosis of breast cancer based on fine needle biopsy microscopic images.

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    Kowal, Marek; Filipczuk, Paweł; Obuchowicz, Andrzej; Korbicz, Józef; Monczak, Roman

    2013-10-01

    Prompt and widely available diagnostics of breast cancer is crucial for the prognosis of patients. One of the diagnostic methods is the analysis of cytological material from the breast. This examination requires extensive knowledge and experience of the cytologist. Computer-aided diagnosis can speed up the diagnostic process and allow for large-scale screening. One of the largest challenges in the automatic analysis of cytological images is the segmentation of nuclei. In this study, four different clustering algorithms are tested and compared in the task of fast nuclei segmentation. K-means, fuzzy C-means, competitive learning neural networks and Gaussian mixture models were incorporated for clustering in the color space along with adaptive thresholding in grayscale. These methods were applied in a medical decision support system for breast cancer diagnosis, where the cases were classified as either benign or malignant. In the segmented nuclei, 42 morphological, topological and texture features were extracted. Then, these features were used in a classification procedure with three different classifiers. The system was tested for classification accuracy by means of microscopic images of fine needle breast biopsies. In cooperation with the Regional Hospital in Zielona Góra, 500 real case medical images from 50 patients were collected. The acquired classification accuracy was approximately 96-100%, which is very promising and shows that the presented method ensures accurate and objective data acquisition that could be used to facilitate breast cancer diagnosis. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. Melanoma-specific marker expression in skin biopsy tissues as a tool to facilitate melanoma diagnosis.

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    Alexandrescu, Doru T; Kauffman, C Lisa; Jatkoe, Timothy A; Hartmann, Dan P; Vener, Tatiana; Wang, Haiying; Derecho, Carlo; Rajpurohit, Yashoda; Wang, Yixin; Palma, John F

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    Diagnosis of cutaneous melanoma requires accurate differentiation of true malignant tumors from highly atypical lesions, which lack the capacity to develop uncontrolled proliferation and to metastasize. We used melanoma markers from previous work to differentiate benign and atypical lesions from melanoma using paraffin-embedded tissue. This critical step in diagnosis generates the most uncertainty and discrepancy between dermatopathologists. A total of 193 biopsy tissues were selected: 47 melanomas, 48 benign nevi, and 98 atypical/suspicious, including 48 atypical nevi and 50 melanomas as later assigned by expert dermatopathologists. Performance for SILV, GDF15, and L1CAM normalized to TYR in unequivocal melanoma versus benign nevi resulted in an area under the curve (AUC) of 0.94, 0.67, and 0.5, respectively. SILV also differentiated atypical cases classified as melanoma from atypical nevi with an AUC=0.74. Furthermore, SILV showed a significant difference between suspicious melanoma and each suspicious atypia group: melanoma versus severe atypia and melanoma versus moderate atypia had P-values of 0.0077 and 0.0009, respectively. SILV showed clear discrimination between melanoma and benign unequivocal cases as well as between different atypia subgroups in the group of suspicious samples. The role and potential utility of this molecular assay as an adjunct to the morphological diagnosis of melanoma are discussed.

  3. The validity of the macroscopic appearance of lymph node biopsy in the diagnosis of tuberculosis.

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    Houlden, Christopher; Woodfield, John

    2015-10-01

    Tuberculosis (TB) is a common disease with profound morbidity, mortality and effects on global public health. The differential diagnosis of lymphadenopathy is wide, particularly in areas where HIV is prevalent. Most hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa and across the developing world have limited, if any, histology facilities. This study will assess the validity of the assessment of the lymph nodes by their macroscopic appearance for the diagnosis of TB. Its sensitivity and specificity will be compared to full histological examination. This is a single-centre prospective study conducted in a remote rural district hospital in Zambia over a time period of 16 months. All patients with palpable lymphadenopathy where TB was considered in the differential diagnosis were included. The patients underwent an excision lymph node biopsy. The cut surface was judged by the operating surgeon as to the presence of caseation. The excised nodes were then sent for histological examination. In total, 59.8% of patients (64 of 107 patients) in this group had a final histological diagnosis of TB. This is equivalent to the TB disease prevalence in this group of patients that have palpable lymphadenopathy in this population. The diagnostic sensitivity based on macroscopic appearance of the lymph node was 81.25% (95% CI, 69.5-89.9%). The specificity was 97.67% (95% CI, 87.7-99.6%). This study has shown that lymph node appearance is a useful diagnostic test even without laboratory histopathological facilities in the diagnosis of TB. This assessment of the macroscopic appearance is both sensitive and specific. © The Author(s) 2015.

  4. A randomized trial of nature scenery and sounds versus urban scenery and sounds to reduce pain in adults undergoing bone marrow aspirate and biopsy.

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    Lechtzin, Noah; Busse, Anne M; Smith, Michael T; Grossman, Stuart; Nesbit, Suzanne; Diette, Gregory B

    2010-09-01

    Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy (BMAB) is painful when performed with only local anesthetic. Our objective was to determine whether viewing nature scenes and listening to nature sounds can reduce pain during BMAB. This was a randomized, controlled clinical trial. Adult patients undergoing outpatient BMAB with only local anesthetic were assigned to use either a nature scene with accompanying nature sounds, city scene with city sounds, or standard care. The primary outcome was a visual analog scale (0-10) of pain. Prespecified secondary analyses included categorizing pain as mild and moderate to severe and using multiple logistic regression to adjust for potential confounding variables. One hundred and twenty (120) subjects were enrolled: 44 in the Nature arm, 39 in the City arm, and 37 in the Standard Care arm. The mean pain scores, which were the primary outcome, were not significantly different between the three arms. A higher proportion in the Standard Care arm had moderate-to-severe pain (pain rating ≥4) than in the Nature arm (78.4% versus 60.5%), though this was not statistically significant (p = 0.097). This difference was statistically significant after adjusting for differences in the operators who performed the procedures (odds ratio = 3.71, p = 0.02). We confirmed earlier findings showing that BMAB is poorly tolerated. While mean pain scores were not significantly different between the study arms, secondary analyses suggest that viewing a nature scene while listening to nature sounds is a safe, inexpensive method that may reduce pain during BMAB. This approach should be considered to alleviate pain during invasive procedures.

  5. Diagnosis of invasive aspergillus tracheobronchitis facilitated by endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration: a case report

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    Casal Roberto F

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis is the most common form of infection by Aspergillus species among immunocompromised patients. Although this infection frequently involves the lung parenchyma, it is unusual to find it limited to the tracheobronchial tree, a condition known as invasive aspergillus tracheobronchitis. Case presentation A 65 year-old Hispanic man from Bolivia with a history of chronic lymphocytic leukemia developed cough and malaise eight months after having an allogenic stem cell transplant. A computed tomography of the chest revealed an area of diffuse soft tissue thickening around the left main stem bronchus, which was intensely fluorodeoxyglucose-avid on positron emission tomography scanning. An initial bronchoscopic exam revealed circumferential narrowing of the entire left main stem bronchus with necrotic and friable material on the medial wall. Neither aspirates from this necrotic area nor bronchial washing were diagnostic. A second bronchoscopy with endobronchial ultrasound evidenced a soft tissue thickening on the medial aspect of the left main stem bronchus underlying the area of necrosis visible endoluminally. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration performed in this area revealed multiple fungal elements suggestive of Aspergillus species. Conclusion We describe the first case of invasive aspergillus tracheobronchitis in which the diagnosis was facilitated by the use of endobronchial ultrasound guided trans-bronchial needle aspiration. To the best of our knowledge, we are also presenting the first positron emission tomography scan images of this condition in the literature. We cautiously suggest that endobronchial ultrasound imaging may be a useful tool to evaluate the degree of invasion and the involvement of vascular structures in these patients prior to bronchoscopic manipulation of the affected areas in an effort to avoid potentially fatal hemorrhage.

  6. Fine needle aspiration cytology as an aid to diagnosis, categorization and treatment when pure neuritic leprosy presents as nerve abscess

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    Kiran, C M; Menon, Roshni

    2013-01-01

    Background: Pure neuritic leprosy (PNL) usually presents with neurological symptoms without skin involvement. Fine needle aspiration can play an important role in the management of PNL cases presenting as nerve abscesses. Aim: To assess the role of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in diagnosing and categorizing PNL cases presenting as nerve abscesses in the absence of neurological symptoms. Materials and Methods: Five patients with subcutaneous nerve related swellings without clinically evident neurological deficits were subjected to FNAC. As the cytological features were suggestive of nerve abscesses due to leprosy, Fite stain was performed in all cases. As none of the patients had any leprosy skin lesions, they were diagnosed as cases of PNL. Features like cellularity, caseous necrosis, presence or absence of lymphocytes, macrophages, epithelioid cells, granulomas, Langhans giant cells and nerve elements were analyzed with the bacteriological index, to categorize PNL according to the Ridley-Jopling classification. Results: Based on the cytological features and bacteriological indices, 3 cases were cytologically categorized into tuberculoid (TT)/borderline tuberculoid (BT) leprosy and the other two, as BT/borderline lepromatous (BL) and BL leprosy respectively in spite of having similar clinical presentation. Based on the cytological diagnoses, category-specific treatment could be instituted with clinical improvement. Conclusions: The simple and minimally invasive FNAC procedure allows diagnosis and a reasonably accurate categorization of PNL presenting as nerve abscess and therefore, highly useful in its clinical management. PMID:24648666

  7. Use of core biopsy in diagnosing cervical lymphadenopathy: a viable alternative to surgical excisional biopsy of lymph nodes?

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    Allin, D; David, S; Jacob, A; Mir, N; Giles, A; Gibbins, N

    2017-03-01

    OBJECTIVES Lymphoma often presents with a neck mass and while fine-needle aspiration cytology may be suggestive, tissue biopsy is required for reliable diagnosis and classification of a lymphoma that is sufficient to deliver the correct treatment for the patient. Traditionally, excisional biopsy of a lymph node has been the standard method of tissue sampling, providing ample tissue for assessment. However, this requires theatre time, and preceding fine-needle aspiration cytology, which may incur a delay. With careful use of tissue, coupled with advances in immunohistochemical and molecular investigative techniques, core biopsy provides a possible alternative to traditional fine-needle aspiration and excisional biopsy. In this study, we aimed to determine the efficacy of diagnosing neck masses. METHOD A retrospective analysis was performed of patients being investigated for a neck mass who were undergoing ultrasound-guided core biopsies of cervical lymph nodes over a 17-month period. The final histology report was scrutinised to assess whether adequate tissue was obtained to allow for full tissue diagnosis. RESULTS Over the 17-month period analysed, 70 patients with cervical lymphadenopathy underwent core biopsy. Of these, 63 (90%) were diagnostic for either lymphoma or other pathology and did not require further tissue sampling. Overall, 19 patients were diagnosed with lymphoma, of which only 1 required further biopsy due to inconclusive initial core biopsy. CONCLUSIONS Current guidelines for investigating lymphomas require that excisional biopsy be performed to obtain ample tissue to allow full nodal architecture assessment and ancillary investigation to reach an accurate histological classification. Within our head and neck multidisciplinary team, however, it is considered that results from core biopsies can be obtained in a more timely fashion and with histological accuracy equal to those of open biopsy. The results obtained demonstrate that core biopsy is an

  8. Liver biopsy interpretation in the differential diagnosis of autoimmune liver disease in children

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    Clara Gerosa

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Autoimmune liver disease  (AILD represents a group of complex inflammatory liver diseases, all characterized by an aberrant autoreactivity against hepatocytes and/or biliary structures. AILD may be subclassified into four major diseases: autoimmune hepatitis (AIH, primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC, primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC, and autoimmune cholangitis (AIC. Recently a new entity frequently associated with autoimmune pancreatitis and defined IgG4-related cholangitis (IgG4-RC,  has been added to the spectrum of AILD. The most frequent autoimmune liver diseases  of the AILD spectrum occurring in children and in young adults are  AIH  and PSC, overlap syndrome between AIH and PSC, also defined as autoimmune sclerosing cholangitis (ASC, representing a frequent finding in pediatric patients. Here,  the morphological findings that may help liver pathologists in the differential diagnosis of AILD in pediatric patients are reviewed, underlying the frequency in liver biopsy interpretation of complex cases in which a precise diagnosis may remain controversial, due to overlap of hepatocytic and bile duct cell lesions. Among the multiple morphological changes typical of AILD,  the detection of an high number of plasma cell clusters in the portal and periportal regions is generally considered one of the main clue for the diagnosis of AIH. The recent report in a 13-year old  boy of IgG4-associated cholangitis, induces  pathologists when detecting a huge number of plasmacells, to consider the differential diagnosis between AIH and IgG4-RC.Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Neonatology · Cagliari (Italy · October 23rd-26th, 2013 · Learned lessons, changing practice and cutting-edge research

  9. Analysis of the BRAFV600E Mutation in Thyroid Nodules: the Preoperative Diagnostic Role of Fine-needle Aspiration Biopsy for Patients with Papillary Thyroid Cancer and Its Impact on Patient Care

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    Yang, Ji Yeon; Hong, Hyun Sook; Lee, Eun Hye; Kim, Chul Hee; Kwak, Jeong Ja; Lee, Seung Won; Kim, Jae Wook [Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon (Korea, Republic of)

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    We wanted to evaluate the frequency of BRAFV600E mutations on the preoperative fine-needle aspiration biopsies (FNAB) of thyroid nodules and the effect of this on the accuracy of diagnosing papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). We also wanted to evaluate the influence of BRAFV600E analysis on patient care. The results of cytology and BRAFV600E mutation analysis of 190 thyroid nodules were retrospectively reviewed. The results of the cytology and BRAFV600E analysis were compared with the histopathological diagnosis for the surgically confirmed cases, and we calculated the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), negative predictive value (NPV) and the diagnostic accuracy of FNAB and combining the modalities of FNAB and BRAFV600E mutation. The frequency of BRAFV600E mutation according to age and the influence of BRAFV600E analysis on patient care were studied. The nodule size was compared between the malignant and other categories of BRAFV600E positive nodules. Seventy four percent of the PTC were BRAFV600E positive. BRAFV600E analysis increased the sensitivity, NPP and diagnostic accuracy of FNAB. Fifty percent of the BRAFV600E positive nodules with other than malignant cytology received surgery and these were confirmed to be PTC. The frequency of BRAFV600E mutation increased with age, which was statistically significant. There was a statistically significant difference in the nodule size between the cytologically malignant nodules and the other nodules. BRAFV600E analysis increased the diagnostic accuracy of FNAB and it should be considered as being complementary to cytological analysis. The frequency of the BRAFV600E mutation increased with age. The size of the malignant nodules was larger than that of the benign nodules

  10. Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy

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    ... or abnormally shaped RBCs and result in specific types of anemia. Though these may be diagnosed by a bone ... diagnosed by blood tests. Diseases such as aplastic anemia that can affect ... blood cell types and release them into circulation. These diseases may ...

  12. Aspiration and Biopsy: Bone Marrow

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  13. Contribution of muscle biopsy and genetics to the diagnosis of chronic progressive external opthalmoplegia of mitochondrial origin.

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    Sundaram, Challa; Meena, A K; Uppin, Megha S; Govindaraj, P; Vanniarajan, A; Thangaraj, K; Kaul, Subhash; Kekunnaya, Ramesh; Murthy, J M K

    2011-04-01

    Chronic progressive external opthalmoplegia (CPEO) is the most common phenotypic syndrome of the mitochondrial myopathies. Muscle biopsy, which provides important morphological clues for the diagnosis of mitochondrial disorders, is normal in approximately 25% of patients with CPEO, thus necessitating molecular genetic analysis for more accurate diagnosis. We aimed to study the utility of various histochemical stains in the diagnosis of CPEO on muscle biopsy and to correlate these results with genetic studies. Between May 2005 and November 2007 all 45 patients diagnosed with CPEO were included in the study (23 males; mean age at presentation, 35 years). Thirty-nine patients had CPEO only and six had CPEO plus; two had a positive family history but the remaining 39 patients had sporadic CPEO. Muscle biopsy samples were stained with hematoxylin and eosin, modified Gomori's trichrome stain, succinic dehydrogenase (SDH), cytochrome C oxidase (COX) and combined COX-SDH. Ragged red fibers were seen in 27 biopsies; seven showed characteristics of neurogenic atrophy only, and 11 were normal. The abnormal fibers were best identified on COX-SDH stain. A complete mitochondrial genome was amplified in muscle and blood samples of all patients. Mutations were found in transfer RNA, ribosomal RNA, ND, CYTB, COX I, II and III genes. Mitochondrial gene mutations were found in ten of the 11 patients with a normal muscle biopsy. The genetic mutations were classified according to their significance. The observed muscle biopsy findings were correlated with genetic mutations noted. Histological studies should be combined with genetic studies for the definitive diagnosis of CPEO syndrome. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  14. Combined ultrasound-guided cutting-needle biopsy and standard pleural biopsy for diagnosis of malignant pleural effusions.

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    Wang, Jinlin; Zhou, Xinghua; Xie, Xiaohong; Tang, Qing; Shen, Panxiao; Zeng, Yunxiang

    2016-11-17

    The most efficient approach to diagnose malignant pleural effusions (MPEs) is still controversial and uncertain. This study aimed to evaluate the utility of a combined approach using ultrasound (US)-guided cutting-needle biopsy (CNB) and standard pleural biopsy (SPB) for diagnosing MPE. Pleural effusions were collected from 172 patients for biochemical and microbiological analyses. US-guided CNB and SPB were performed in the same operation sequentially to obtain specimens for histological analysis. US-guided CNB and SPB procedures provided adequate material for histological analysis in 90.7 and 93.0% of cases, respectively, while a combination of the 2 techniques was in 96.5% of cases. The sensitivity, specificity, positive-predictive value (PPV), negative-predictive value (NPV) and diagnostic accuracy of US-guided CNB versus SPB were: 51.2 vs 63.4%, 100 vs 100%, 100 vs 100%, 64.9 vs 72.2% and 74.4 vs 81.3%, respectively. When CNB was combined with SPB, the corresponding values were 88.6, 100, 100, 88.6 and 93.9%, respectively. Whereas sensitivity, NPV and diagnostic accuracy were not significantly different between CNB and SPB, the combination of CNB and SPB significantly improved the sensitivity, NPV and diagnostic accuracy versus each technique alone (p < 0.05). Significant pain (eight patients), moderate haemoptysis (two patients) and chest wall haematomas (two patients) were observed following CNB, while syncope (four patients) and a slight pneumothorax (four patients) were observed following SPB. Use of a combination of US-guided CNB and SPB afforded a high sensitivity to diagnose MPEs, it is a convenient and safe approach.

  15. Virtual bronchoscopy-guided transbronchial biopsy for aiding the diagnosis of peripheral lung cancer

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    Iwano, Shingo, E-mail: iwano45@med.nagoya-u.ac.jp [Department of Radiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsurumai-cho, Shouwa-ku, Nagoya 4668550, Aichi (Japan); Imaizumi, Kazuyoshi [Department of Respiratory Medicine, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsurumai-cho, Shouwa-ku, Nagoya 4668550 (Japan); Okada, Tohru [Research Center for Charged Particle Therapy, National Institute of Radiological Science, 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage-ku, Chiba 2638555 (Japan); Hasegawa, Yoshinori [Department of Respiratory Medicine, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsurumai-cho, Shouwa-ku, Nagoya 4668550 (Japan); Naganawa, Shinji [Department of Radiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsurumai-cho, Shouwa-ku, Nagoya 4668550, Aichi (Japan)

    2011-07-15

    Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical value of virtual bronchoscopy (VB) in aiding diagnosis of peripheral lung cancer by transbronchial biopsy (TBB). In addition, we sought to systematically analyze the factors that affect the diagnostic sensitivity of VB-guided TBB for the evaluation of peripheral lung cancers. Materials and methods: A hundred and twenty-two peripheral lung cancers from 122 patients (82 men and 40 women, 38-84 years; median 68.5 years) who were performed VB-guided TBB were evaluated retrospectively. VB was reconstructed from 1- or 0.5-mm slice thickness images of multi-detector CT (MDCT). Experienced pulmonologists inserted the conventional and ultrathin bronchoscopes into the target bronchus under direct vision following the VB image. Results: A definitive diagnosis was established by VB-guided TBB in 96 lesions (79%). The diagnostic sensitivity of small pulmonary lesions {<=}30 mm in maximal diameter (71%) was significantly lower than that of lesions >30 mm (91%, p = 0.008). For small pulmonary lesions {<=}30 mm (n = 76), internal opacity of the lesion was the independent predictor of diagnostic sensitivity by VB-guided TBB, and the non-solid type lung cancers were significantly lower than the solid type and part-solid type lung cancers for diagnostic sensitivity (odds ratio = 0.161; 95% confidence interval = 0.033-0.780; p = 0.023). Conclusion: Use of an ultrathin bronchoscope and simulation with VB reconstructed by high quality MDCT images is thought to improve pathological diagnosis of peripheral lung cancers, especially for solid and partly solid types. For small pulmonary lesions {<=}30 mm, the lesion internal opacity is a significant factor for predicting the diagnostic sensitivity, and the sensitivity was low for small non-solid type of lung cancers.

  16. Image-guided percutaneous needle biopsy in cancer diagnosis and staging.

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    Gupta, Sanjay; Madoff, David C

    2007-06-01

    Image-guided percutaneous biopsy is a well-established and safe technique and plays a crucial role in management of cancer patients. Improvements in needle designs, development of new biopsy techniques, and continual advances in image-guidance technology have improved the safety and efficacy of the procedure. Lesions previously considered relatively inaccessible can now be safely biopsied. In this article, we review the various needle types, biopsy techniques, methods of safely assessing difficult-to-reach lesions, the advantages and disadvantages of various imaging modalities, and specific biopsy techniques applicable to different regions of the body.

  17. Comparison of renal allograft (AG) biopsy diagnosis and temporal quantitation of Tc-99m sulfur colloid (SC) in clinically suspected AG rejection

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    George, E.A.; Brown, W.N.; Carney, K.; Naidu, R.G.; Palmer, D.C.

    1984-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of temporal quantitation of SC compared to tissue diagnosis of AG needle biopsy (Bx). The principal clinical criteria for patient selection were sequential or persistent reduction (at least 40-50%) of AG function as determined by serial serum creatinine levels. Thirty-four AG recipients were examined with SC and subsequent AG Bx in 37 instances. %SC AG accumulation and bone marrow extraction were interpreted in view of the significant sequential of persistent reduction of Ag function. Each AG Bx was collected from multiple needle aspirates and processed for light microscopy and immunoflorescent staining. Bx and SC exam were evaluated for acute rejection (AR), chronic rejection (CR) or other, non-rejection pathology. Acute tissue changes superimposed on chronic were regarded as AR. Acute tissue changes and % SC AG accumulation in the rejection range were graded as mild, moderate and marked. In AR there was 28/28 agreement of Bx and SC diagnosis; of which 7/28 were superimposed on CR. In Cr Bx and SC agreed in 3/7 instances, in 3/7 SC Dx was AR and in 1/7 SC exam was normal. Sensitivity and specificity of the SC diagnosis in this series was 100% and 63% for AR, 43% and 100% for CR and 97% and 100% in all instances of rejection. Bx and SC grading of AR agreed in 64%. In conclusion, temporal quantitation of SC demonstrated overall good correlation with AG Bx diagnosis in this series. The poor sensitivity of 43% of SC in Cr and only 64% correlation in grading AR may be due to inherent Bx sampling and SC data analysis error.

  18. [Fine needle aspiration cytology of mammography screening

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    Engvad, B.; Laenkholm, A.V.; Schwartz, Thue W.

    2009-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: In the year 2000 a quality assurance programme for the preoperative breast diagnostics was introduced in Denmark. The programme was based on the "European guidelines for quality assurance in breast cancer screening and diagnosis" where - among other measures - five cytological...... diagnostic classes were introduced. The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality assurance programme in a screening population to determine whether fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) as first choice remains a useful tool in the preoperative diagnostics, or if needle core biopsy should be the first...... of 66% of the 783 FNACs had a malignant cytology diagnosis, which in 99% of the cases turned out to be the correct diagnosis. Four lesions were false positives all of which represented benign proliferative breast diseases. The surgical procedures in these cases were either excisional biopsy...

  19. A useful panel for the diagnosis of Hirschsprung disease in rectal biopsies: calretinin immunostaining and acetylcholinesterase histochesmistry.

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    de Arruda Lourenção, Pedro Luiz Toledo; Takegawa, Bonifácio Katsunori; Ortolan, Erika Veruska Paiva; Terra, Simone Antunes; Rodrigues, Maria Aparecida Marchesan

    2013-08-01

    The pathological evaluation of rectal biopsies for the diagnosis of Hirschsprung disease has been a challenging issue. We analyzed prospectively the usefulness of calretinin immunostaining and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) histochesmistry in rectal biopsies for the diagnosis of Hirschsprung disease. Frozen tissue samples from 43 patients were used for AChE histochemistry and paraffin-embedded sections for calretinin immunohistochemistry and conventional histology (hematoxylin and eosin [H&E]). Activity for AChE, was demonstrated in 13 of 43 cases, and the absence of immunoreactivity for calretinin was observed in 14 of 43 cases. Conventional histology (H&E) did not reveal ganglion cells in 24 of 43 cases. The results on calretinin were in good agreement with AChE according to the κ index (0.946; PHirschsprung disease was confirmed in 13 of 43 patients who were submitted to surgical treatment. The results of the present study indicate that calretinin can be a good tool in ruling out the diagnosis of Hirschsprung disease, by showing positive staining in ganglion cells and intrinsic nerve fibers, whereas AChE is useful in confirming the diagnosis of Hirschsprung disease, by revealing activity of this enzyme in hypertrophied nerve fibers. The association between calretinin and AChE can be a useful panel for the histopathologic evaluation of rectal biopsies for the diagnosis of Hirschsprung disease. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. The value of preoperative liver biopsy in the diagnosis of extrahepatic biliary atresia: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

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    Lee, James Y J; Sullivan, Katrina; El Demellawy, Dina; Nasr, Ahmed

    2016-05-01

    In extrahepatic biliary atresia (EHBA) obstruction of the biliary tree causes severe cholestasis leading to cirrhosis and death if left untreated in a timely manner. Infants with cholestasis may undergo many tests before EHBA diagnosis is reached. The role and place of preoperative liver biopsy in the diagnostic paradigm for EHBA have not been established. We conducted a systematic review of MEDLINE, Embase, and CENTRAL to obtain all publications describing the sensitivity/specificity/accuracy/positive predictive value (PPV)/negative predictive value (NPV) of preoperative liver biopsy in infants with cholestasis. Screening, data extraction, and quality assessment were done in duplicate. Extracted data are described narratively and analyzed using forest plots and receiver operating characteristic curves. A total of 22 articles were included. Overall, the pooled accuracy of preoperative liver biopsy was 91.7%, with a sensitivity of 91.2%, specificity of 93.0% (n=1231), PPV of 91.2%, NPV of 92.5% (n=1182), and accuracy of 91.6% (n=1106). In patients who were 60days or less at time of presentation or diagnosis, the pooled sensitivity, specificity, PPV, NPV, and accuracy were 96.4%, 96.3%, 95.8%, 96.3%, and 94.9%, respectively. Quantitative analysis demonstrated preoperative biopsy to be both highly specific and sensitive in diagnosing EHBA preoperatively. It is a highly reliable test that offers a means of arriving at an early definitive diagnosis of EHBA. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  1. Temporal artery biopsy in the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis: Bigger is not always better.

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    Papadakis, Marios; Kaptanis, Sarantos; Kokkori-Steinbrecher, Aikaterini; Floros, Nikolaos; Schuster, Frauke; Hübner, Gunnar

    2017-09-01

    Accurate early giant cell arteritis (GCA) diagnosis can be established through temporal artery biopsy (TAB). We herein investigate the relationship between specimen length and positive TAB result in a tertiary-care hospital in Germany during a 8-year period. Secondarily, we studied the relationships of specific epidemiological and laboratory parameters with positive TABs. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients with suspected GCA, who underwent TAB in our institution. The total sample consisted of 116 patients with a mean age of 76.1 (SD 7.7) years. Mean specimen length post-fixation was 0.94 cm (SD 0.49). The TAB(+) group consisted of 64 patients (55.2%). The specimen length was comparable in the two groups (0.96 cm vs 0.91 cm, p = 0.581). Twenty six TAB(+) patients (41%) had a post-fixation specimen longer than 1 cm, comparable with the respective percentage in the TAB(-) group (42%, p = 1). All laboratory tests performed were statistically significantly different in the two groups. We conclude that TAB length is not associated with the TAB diagnostic yield in patients with clinical suspicion of GCA. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  2. A Diagnosis of Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Liver by Contrast Enhaced Ultrasound and Fine-Needle Biopsy: A Case Report

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    Annamaria Gesualdo

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT of the liver is a rare, benign lesion of unclear etiology, which may be misdiagnosed as hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma, secondary tumor or abscess, because of its non-specific clinical, biochemical and radiologic findings. We present the case of a 48-old-year male in whom diagnosis of liver IPT was suspected by contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS and confirmed by fine-needle liver biopsy. The diagnosis is in contrast to most of the literature reports in which the diagnosis was made only based on a surgical specimen.

  3. Impact of additional sampling in the TRUS-guided biopsy for the diagnosis of prostate cancer.

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    Stamatiou, Konstantinos; Alevizos, Alevizos; Karanasiou, Vasilisa; Mariolis, Anargiros; Mihas, Constantinos; Papathanasiou, Marek; Bovis, Konstantinos; Sofras, Frangiskos

    2007-01-01

    To evaluate the diagnostic value of 10+ systematic sampling technique when performing transrectal ultrasound-guided (TRUS) prostate biopsy, compared with the sextant biopsy technique for patients with suspected prostate cancer. 286 patients with suspected prostate cancer were included in the study. Patients were eligible for the study if they had serum levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) >4 ng/ml or ratio PSA sextant prostate biopsy cores, four more biopsies were obtained from the lateral peripheral zone (10 core biopsy protocol). Additional cores (total of 12-14) were also randomly selected in case of larger prostates (>60 ml) or from suspicious foci revealed by transrectal ultrasound. All additional biopsy cores were submitted separately to the pathological department. Cancer was detected in 55.7% (39/70) and 69% (48/70) of the patients (for sextant core and for the extended biopsy protocols, respectively) in the first study group, 11% (20/178) and 23% (41/178) of the patients (for the sextant and the extended biopsy protocols, respectively) in the second study group, and 42% (16/38) and 63% (24/38) of the patients (for the sextant and the extended biopsy protocols, respectively) in the third study group. The addition of the lateral peripheral zone (PZ) of the prostate to the sextant biopsy showed a 23, 105 and 50% increase in the number of cancers diagnosed in the first, second and third study groups, respectively. The improvement of cancer detection rate (sensitivity) was statistically significant for all groups evaluated. The 10+ systematic TRUS-guided prostate biopsy improves the detection rate of prostate cancer compared to the sextant biopsy technique alone, especially when performed in men with positive PSA, PSA ratio, and negative DRE.

  4. Needle biopsy of the pleura in the diagnosis of pleural effusion

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    McAleer, J J A; Murphy, G J J; Quinn, R J

    1987-01-01

    Needle biopsy of the parietal pleura was undertaken in 64 patients with undiagnosed pleural effusion. An adequate specimen was obtained in 96% of procedures. This was diagnostic in 45% of those due to malignancy and in 50% of those due to tuberculosis. A second biopsy improved the combined diagnostic yield in these two diseases from 32% to 46%. Pleural fluid cytology was unhelpful in establishing the presence of a malignancy, and culture of the biopsy specimen was helpful in one case. PMID:3590388

  5. Biopsy techniques for intraocular tumors

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    Pukhraj Rishi

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Biopsy involves the surgical removal of a tissue specimen for histopathologic evaluation. Most intraocular tumors are reliably diagnosed based on the clinical evaluation or with noninvasive diagnostic techniques. However, accurately diagnosing a small percentage of tumors can be challenging. A tissue biopsy is thus needed to establish a definitive diagnosis and plan the requisite treatment. From fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB to surgical excision, all tissue collection techniques have been studied in the literature. Each technique has its indications and limitations. FNAB has been reported to provide for 88-95% reliable and safe ophthalmic tumor diagnosis and has gained popularity for prognostic purposes and providing eye conserving treatment surgeries. The technique and instrumentation for biopsy vary depending upon the tissue involved (retina, choroid, subretinal space, vitreous, and aqueous, suspected diagnosis, size, location, associated retinal detachment, and clarity of the media. The cytopathologist confers a very important role in diagnosis and their assistance plays a key role in managing and planning the treatment for malignancies.

  6. [Biopsy technique and biopsy schemes for a first series of prostatic biopsies].

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    Villers, Arnauld; Mouton, Damien; Rébillard, Xavier; Chautard, Denis; Ruffion, Alain; Staerman, Frédéric; Cornud, François

    2004-04-01

    To define the modalities of prostatic biopsies in patients with suspected prostate cancer, particularly concerning prevention of complications, the number of biopsies and the biopsy schemes ensuring an optimal cancer detection rate, and recording of prognostic elements, all with an acceptable morbidity, Review of the literature. Information before biopsy: A preliminary visit with oral and written information is necessary before any biopsy procedure in order to: describe the modalities of the procedure to improve the patient's cooperation, detect contraindications, guide preparation, explain the risks and elements of surveillance, and describe the management in the case of complications (level of evidence: IV-3). PREPARATION BEFORE BIOPSY: A single dose of prophylactic antibiotic is necessary before the examination. Longer antibiotic prophylaxis is necessary in patients with risk factors for infection (level of evidence: II). A rectal enema is recommended (level of evidence: III). Routine urine bacteriology and blood coagulation tests are unnecessary (level of evidence: II). In patients taking anticoagulants, this treatment must be stopped before the examination (level of evidence: IV-2). BIOPSY TECHNIQUE: Local anaesthesia with 1% lidocaine by ultrasound-guided injection into the periprostatic spaces is recommended to improve tolerability, when the number of biopsies is > 6 (level of evidence: II-2). General anaesthesia may be necessary in a minority of cases, for local anatomical reasons or when preferred by the patient. Prostatic aspiration biopsies should be performed via a transrectal approach with ultrasound guidance, especially in the absence of a palpable lesion (level of evidence: IV-1). The examination must start with digital rectal examination and complete analysis of the echostructure of the prostate to identify suspicious zones that will also be aspirated. Biopsy scheme as a function of stage: In the case of palpable or visible lesion (stage T2 or T3

  7. Aspiration pneumonia

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    Anaerobic pneumonia; Aspiration of vomitus; Necrotizing pneumonia; Aspiration pneumonitis ... The type of bacteria that caused the pneumonia depends on: Your ... facility, for example) Whether you were recently hospitalized ...

  8. Optimization of prostate cancer diagnosis by increasing the number of core biopsies based on gland volume

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    Werahera, Priya N; Sullivan, Kathryn; Rosa, Francisco G La; Kim, Fernando J; Lucia, M Scott; O’Donnell, Colin; Sidhu, Rameshwar S; Sullivan, Holly T; Schulte, Beth; Crawford, E David

    2012-01-01

    In this prospective, non-randomized phase-I clinical trial, we comparatively studied the performance of six laterally-directed biopsies or the modified fan-shaped biopsies (MFSB), midline sextant biopsies (MB), and transition zone biopsies (TZB) and examine their prostate cancer (PCa) detection rates. A total of 114 patients received combinations of MFSB, MB, and TZB based on prostate gland volume: those ≤15cc received 8 biopsies; those >15cc but ≤ 50cc received 14 biopsies; and those >50cc received 20 biopsies. The mean prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level, Gleason score, and prostate volume were 8.0 ng/ml, 6.4, and 47 cc, respectively. PCa detection rate of the MB was 25% while the MFSB was 22%. The overall PCa detection rate was 33.3% with all biopsies. PCa and high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HG-PIN) detection rates decrease as the size of the prostate increases. PCa detection rates were 50.0% for volumes ≤19.9cc and volumes of >50cc had a detection rate of 25.8%. PSA levels of 9.0. In a multivariate analysis, only TZB was significant for PCa diagnosed by PSA (β=7.4, p15 cc but ≤50 cc, and 14-20 for those >50 cc. PMID:23119106

  9. Rectal biopsies for Hirschsprung disease: Patient characteristics by diagnosis and attending specialty.

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    Stewart, Camille L; Kulungowski, Ann M; Tong, Suhong; Langer, Jacob C; Soden, Jason; Sømme, Stig

    2016-04-01

    Hirschsprung disease (HD) is diagnosed with rectal biopsy. At our institution two services perform these biopsies: pediatric surgery and gastroenterology. Our objective was to review our institutional experience with rectal biopsies to diagnose HD and compare patients and outcomes between the two services. We reviewed all children undergoing a rectal biopsy for the evaluation of HD at our institution over a 10-year period. Comparisons were made using multiple logistic regression models. We identified 518 children who underwent rectal biopsy for evaluation of HD; 451/518 (87%) were adequate and 56/518 (11%) were positive for HD. A positive biopsy was more likely with delayed passage of meconium (p<0.001), obstructive symptoms (p<0.001), trisomy 21 (p<0.001), full-term gestation (p=0.03), and male gender (p=0.02). Pediatric surgeons biopsied younger patients with more classic symptoms for HD compared to gastroenterologists. Pediatric surgeons were more likely to take adequate (OR 6.0, 95% CI 2.9-12.4, p<0.001) and positive biopsies (OR 6.7 95% CI 2.1-21.2, p=0.001) compared to gastroenterologists. Infants with classic symptoms can reliably be diagnosed with HD by a pediatric surgeon. The work up for HD in older children with constipation should be a collaborative effort between pediatric surgery and gastroenterology. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. Evaluation of The Value of Core Needle Biopsy in The Diagnosis of a Breast Mass

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    Asieh Sadat Fattahi

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Background: Core needle biopsy (CNB with histological findings is regarded as one of the most important diagnostic measures that make preoperative assessment and planning for appropriate treatment possible. The aim of this study was to determine the sensitivity and specificity of core biopsy results in our patients with benign and malignant breast lumps, especially for borderline breast lesions, by using a classification method.Methods: In this study, 116 patients who were referred to the Surgery Clinic of Ghaem Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran with breast lump and underwent diagnostic procedures such as mammography and ultrasound were selected. Core needle biopsy (Tru-cut #14 or 16 was performed. After that, excisional biopsy was done. The benign, malignant and unspecified samples obtained by core needle biopsy were evaluated with the samples of the surgical and pathological findings. Then, false positive, false negative, sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic accuracy of the core needle biopsy method were calculated. Also, the National Health Service Breast Screening Program (NHSBSP classification was employed.Results: The mean age of the participants in this study was 39±13.13 years and the mean tumor size was 2.7 cm. An average of 3.35 biopsies was taken from all patients. Most of the pathology samples taken from CNB and excisional biopsy were compatible with invasive ductal carcinoma. Of the B type classifications, B5 was the most frequent in both methods. Borderline lesions B3 and B4 had a change in their category after surgery. About 2.5% of the samples in core biopsy were inadequate. Skin bruising was the most common core biopsy complication reported. While, the most common complication of excisional biopsy was hematoma. Accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values of the core needle biopsy procedure compared with excisional biopsy was 95.5%, 92.6%, 100%, 100%, and 91

  11. [Cerebral cysticercosis presenting as a solitary cyst. Diagnosis and treatment with CT-guided stereotactic biopsy--case report].

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    Hashimoto, T; Takashima, T; Iwabuchi, K; Sueyoshi, K

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    The patient, a 52-year-old male, experienced a generalized convulsive seizure. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a solitary, noncalcified cyst, 1 x 2 cm in diameter, in the left occipital lobe, without contrast enhancement. No other lesions were found in systemic soft tissues, skeletal muscles, or the eyes. A CT-guided stereotactic biopsy was performed through an occipital burr hole, and the diagnosis was cerebral cysticercosis. Although cysticercosis is still common in Mexico, Chile, and India, its occurrence has rarely been reported in Japan, especially since World War II. Intraparenchymal calcification and cystic lesions are common CT findings. However, in this case, a non-enhancing solitary cyst was the only CT finding. The authors review the literature and discuss the CT features and the usefulness of CT-guided stereotactic biopsy in the diagnosis and treatment of cysticercosis.

  12. Biomarkers: refining diagnosis and expediting drug development - reality, aspiration and the role of open innovation.

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    Salter, H; Holland, R

    2014-09-01

    In the last decade, there have been intensive efforts to invent, qualify and use novel biomarkers as a means to improve success rates in drug discovery and development. The biomarkers field is maturing and this article considers whether these research efforts have brought about the expected benefits. The characteristics of a clinically useful biomarker are described and the impact this area of research has had is evaluated by reviewing a few, key examples of emerging biomarkers. There is evidence that the impact has been genuine and is increasing in both the drug and the diagnostic discovery and development processes. Beneficial impact on patient health outcomes seems relatively limited thus far, with the greatest impact in oncology (again, both in terms of novel drugs and in terms of more refined diagnoses and therefore more individualized treatment). However, the momentum of research would indicate that patient benefits are likely to increase substantially and to broaden across multiple therapeutic areas. Even though this research was originally driven by a desire to improve the drug discovery and development process, and was therefore funded with this aim in mind, it seems likely that the largest impact may actually come from more refined diagnosis. Refined diagnosis will facilitate both better allocation of healthcare resources and the use of treatment regimens which are optimized for the individual patient. This article also briefly reviews emerging technological approaches and how they relate to the challenges inherent in biomarker discovery and validation, and discusses the role of public/private partnerships in innovative biomarker research. © 2014 The Association for the Publication of the Journal of Internal Medicine.

  13. Randomized controlled trial of stereotactic 11-G vacuum-assisted core biopsy for the diagnosis and management of mammographic microcalcification.

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    Bundred, Sara M; Maxwell, Anthony J; Morris, Julie; Lim, Yit Y; Harake, Md Janick; Whiteside, Sigrid; Bundred, Nigel J

    2016-01-01

    To compare the accuracy of 11-G vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) with 14-G core needle biopsy (CNB) to diagnose mammographic microcalcification (MM) and effect on surgical outcomes. Following ethical approval, VAB and CNB (control) were compared in a randomized prospective study for first-line diagnosis of MM and subsequent surgical outcomes in two breast-screening units. Participants gave written informed consent. Exclusions included comorbidity precluding surgery, prior ipsilateral breast cancer and lesions >40 mm requiring mastectomy as first surgical procedure. The final pathological diagnosis was compared with the initial biopsy result. Quality-of-life (QOL) questionnaires were administered at baseline, 2, 6 and 12 months. 110 participants were required to show a 25% improvement in diagnosis with VAB compared with CNB (90% power). Eligibility was assessed for 787 cases; 129 females recalled from the National Health Service breast screening programme were randomized. Diagnostic accuracy of VAB was 86% and that of CNB was 84%. Using VAB, 2/14 (14.3%) cases upgraded from ductal carcinoma in situ to invasion at surgery and 3/19 (15.8%) using CNB. Following VAB 7/16 (44%) cases required repeat surgery vs 7/24 (29%) after CNB. Both groups recorded significant worsening of functional QOL measures and increased breast pain at follow-up. VAB and CNB were equally accurate at diagnosing MM, and no significant differences in surgical outcomes were observed. The first randomized controlled study of VAB for diagnosis of microcalcification using digital mammography showed no difference in diagnostic accuracy of VAB and CNB, or in the proportion of participants needing repeat non-operative biopsy or second therapeutic operation to treat malignancy.

  14. Concentration of lymph node aspirate improves the sensitivity of acid fast smear microscopy for the diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis in Jimma, southwest Ethiopia.

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    Tadesse, Mulualem; Abebe, Gemeda; Abdissa, Ketema; Bekele, Alemayehu; Bezabih, Mesele; Apers, Ludwig; Colebunders, Robert; Rigouts, Leen

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    Tuberculous lymphadenitis (TBLN) is the most common form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. The cytomorphological features of lymph node smears have reduced specificity for the diagnosis of tuberculosis. The diagnosis of TBLN with direct smear microscopy lacks sensitivity due to the limited number of bacilli in lymph node aspirate. Therefore, we aimed to assess whether the concentration of lymph node aspirate improves the sensitivity of acid fast smear microscopy for the diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis. A cross-sectional comparative study was conducted on 200 patients clinically suspected for tuberculous lymphadenitis in Jimma, Ethiopia. Lymph node aspirate was collected. The first two drops were used for cytomorphological study and direct acid fast staining. The remaining aspirate was treated with N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NALC) and concentrated by centrifugation at 3000 g for 15 minutes. The sediment was used for acid fast staining and culture. Differentiation of M. tuberculosis complex (MTBC) from non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) was done by para-nitrobenzoic acid susceptibility test. Complete data were available for 187 study subjects. 68% (127/187) were positive for M. tuberculosis on culture. Four isolates, 2.1% (4/187), were identified as NTM. The detection rate of direct smear microscopy was 25.1% and that of the concentration method 49.7%. Cytomorphologically, 79.7% of cases were classified as TBLN. The sensitivity of direct smear microscopy was 34.6%, for concentrated smear microscopy 66.1%, and for cytomorphology 89.8%. Two AFB positive cases on concentration method were non-tuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM). The concentration method yielded a positive result from seven cases diagnosed as suppurative abscess by cytology. Both for the direct and concentration methods the highest rate of AFB positivity was observed in smears showing caseous necrosis alone. Smear positivity rate decreased with the appearance of epithelioid cell aggregates. The concentration

  15. Arthroscopic exploration and biopsy for diagnosis of septic arthritis and osteomyelitis of the coxofemoral joint in a dog.

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    Luther, J F; Cook, J L; Stoll, M R

    2005-01-01

    A five-year-old, spayed female mixed breed (38 kg) dog was referred for total hip replacement for an intermittently non-weight bearing lameness of the left hind limb. Radiographs and computed tomography suggested proliferative, osteolytic pathology of the left coxofemoral joint. Using arthroscopic exploration and biopsy, septic arthritis and osteomyelitis in the left coxofemoral joint were diagnosed. Treatment recommendations for antibiotic therapy and femoral head and neck excision were made based upon this diagnosis. Femoral head and neck excision resulted in pain relief and improved function and arthroscopy provided a minimally invasive, yet accurate, diagnosis in this case.

  16. Diagnosis of fatal pulmonary fat embolism with minimally invasive virtual autopsy and post-mortem biopsy.

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    Filograna, Laura; Bolliger, Stephan A; Spendlove, Danny; Schön, Corinna; Flach, Patricia M; Thali, Michael J

    2010-09-01

    We report a case of a 78-year-old female with a proximal femur fracture caused by an accidental fall who died suddenly 1h after orthopaedic prosthesis insertion. Post-mortem computed tomography (CT) scan and histological examination of samples obtained with post-mortem percutaneous needle biopsies of both lungs were performed. Analysis of the medical history and the clinical scenario immediately before death, imaging data, and biopsy histology established the cause of death without proceeding to traditional autopsy. It was determined to be acute right ventricular failure caused by massive pulmonary fat embolism. Although further research in post-mortem imaging and post-mortem tissue sampling by needle biopsies is necessary, we conclude that the use of CT techniques and percutaneous biopsy, as additional tools, can offer a viable alternative to traditional autopsy in selected cases and may increase the number of minimally invasive forensic examinations performed in the future. Copyright 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Aspiration pneumonia

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    © Cambridge University Press (2008) 2015. Introduction Aspiration is the introduction of oropharyngeal or gastric contents into the respiratory tract. Three major syndromes may develop as a consequence of aspiration: chemical pneumonitis, bronchial obstruction secondary to aspiration of particulate matter, and bacterial aspiration pneumonia. Less commonly, interstitial lung disease occurs in persons with chronic aspiration. Which of these consequences emerges is determined by the amount and n...

  18. Prospective study to evaluate the number and the location of biopsies in rapid urease test for diagnosis of Helicobacter Pylori

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    Antoine Abou Rached

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    Full Text Available Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori can cause a wide variety of illnesses such as peptic ulcer disease, gastric adenocarcinoma and mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma. The diagnosis and eradication of H. pylori are crucial. The diagnosis of H. pylori is usually based on the rapid urease test (RUT and gastric antral biopsy for histology. The aim of this study is to evaluate the numbers of needed biopsies and their location (antrum/fundus to obtain optimal result for the diagnosis of H. pylori. Three hundred fifty consecutive patients were recruited, 210 fulfill the inclusion criteria and had nine gastric biopsies for the detection of H. pylori infection: two antral for the first RUT (RUT1, one antral and one fundic for the second (RUT2, one antral for the third (RUT3 and two antral with two fundic for histology (HES, Giemsa, PAS. The reading of the 3 types of RUT was performed at 1 hour, 3 hours and 24 hours and biopsies were read by two experienced pathologists not informed about the result of RUT. Results of RUT were considered positive if H. pylori was found on histology of at least one biopsy. The RUT1 at 1h, 3h and 24h has a sensitivity of 72%, 82% and 89% and a specificity of 100%, 99% and 87% respectively. The positive predictive value (PPV was 100%, 99% and 85% respectively and the negative predictive value (NPV of 81%, 87% and 90%. The RUT2 at 1h, 3h and 24h, respectively, had a sensitivity of 86%, 87% and 91% and a specificity of 99%, 97% and 90%. The PPV was 99%, 96% and 88% and NPV of 89%, 90%, 94%. The RUT3 at 1h, 3h and 24h, respectively, had a sensitivity of 70%, 74% and 84% and a specificity of 99%, 99% and 94%. The PPV was 99%, 99% and 92% and NPV of 79%, 81% and 87%. The best sensitivity and specificity were obtained for RUT1 read at 3h, for RUT2 read 1h and 3h, and the RUT3 read at 24h.This study demonstrates that the best sensitivity and specificity of rapid test for urease is obtained when fundic plus antral biopsy

  19. [Comparison of touch imprint cytology of core needle biopsy and section histopathology in breast cancer diagnosis].

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    Zhang, Zhi-Hui; Zhao, Lin-Lin; Guo, Hui-Qin; Zheng, Shan; Zhang, Bai-Lin; Xu, Xiao-Zhou; Pan, Qin-Jing; Zhang, Bao-Ning

    2010-12-01

    To evaluate the sensitivity, specificity of touch imprint cytology (TIC), and to compare its conformity rate with histopathology, to observe the consistence of immunocytochemistry (ICC) with immunohistochemistry (IHC), and to assess the diagnostic value of TIC prior to neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. 289 cases of TIC and 287 cases with core needle biopsy (CNB) histopathology accumulated from October 2005 to October 2008 in our hospital were included in this study. One hundred ninety cases TIC results were compared with that of final histopathology. 64 cases were tested for ER, PR, HER-2 by immunocytochemistry. Twenty-four benign cases and 263 malignant cases were diagnosed. 4 specimens were unsatisfactory. False negative rate and unsatisfactory rate were 1.4%, both, and false positive rate was 0.35%. The accuracy rate of TIC and CNB was 95.8% and 95.3%, respectively (P = 0.804). The sensitivity of TIC and CNB was 96.2% and 95.0% (P = 0.601), specificity 87.5% and 100% (P = 0.471) were found, when compared with the results of routine histopathology. 52 cases had a control with IHC of CNB in 64 ICC, and 43 cases had a final histopathology IHC. The ICC conformity rate of ER, PR, HER-2 with IHC of CNB was 86.5%, 75.0%, 78.8%, and that with IHC of final histopathology was 88.4%, 74.4%, 75.6%, respectively. The conformity rate of IHC between CNB and final histopathology was 83.7%, 74.4%, 76.5%, respectively. There was no significant statistical difference between them. Compared with routine CNB histopathology, TIC has a high accuracy and sensitivity, and can provide a rapid and reliable cytological diagnosis to complement CNB for breast lesions. The conformity rates are high in ER, PR, HER-2 expression between ICC and IHC. ICC of TIC can be used to determine the estrogen and progesterone receptor levels in breast cancer before neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

  20. Langerhans cell collections, but not eosinophils, are clues to a diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis in appropriate skin biopsies.

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    Rosa, Gabriela; Fernandez, Anthony P; Vij, Alok; Sood, Apra; Plesec, Thomas; Bergfeld, Wilma F; Billings, Steven D

    2016-06-01

    Langerhans cell collections (LCCs) and eosinophils are traditionally considered histologic clues to allergic contact dermatitis (ACD), but rigorous histologic analyses are limited. We correlated the presence of LCCs and eosinophils in skin biopsies with patch test results in patients evaluated for ACD. Charts of all patients patch tested and biopsied at one institution from 2011 to 2013 were reviewed. Biopsies had to have a diagnosis of either spongiotic dermatitis, psoriasiform dermatitis or mixed psoriasiform/spongiotic dermatitis. Various histologic parameters were assessed, including the presence of LCCs and number of eosinophils. A total of 68 biopsies met study criteria. Of these, 27 (40%) had ≥1 LCC. Twenty-one out of 27 (78%) with ≥1 LCC were patch test positive; 6 were patch test negative (22%). Of 41 cases with no LCCs, 23 were patch test positive (23/41, 56%) and 18 were patch test negative (18/41, 44%). LCCs were significantly more common in patch test positive patients (p = 0.046). Eosinophil count did not significantly differ in patch test positive and negative cases (p = 0.216). LCCs are significantly more common in patch test positive cases. There were no differences with regards to presence of eosinophils between patch test positive and negative groups. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  1. [Morphological diagnosis of spinal diseases. Current technical possibilities and challenges for the histological preparation of transpedicular biopsies].

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    Delling, G; Strecker, M; Werner, M; Möller, G; Kothe, R; Wiesner, L

    2002-05-01

    The spine is the central component for the mobility of the human body. Both locally limited and diffuse pathologies of the spine are a challenge for the treating physician due to the difficult anatomy. The biopsy of a pathologically altered vertebral body is a fast and reliable basis for further therapy but until now this has not regularly been made use of as a diagnostic standard for spinal diseases, since the tissue gained was often microfractured because of the difficult anatomical position. Our own experience with transpedicular vertebral biopsies of 70 patients with different diseases is reported because of the considerable improvement in the biopsy technique and the methodical possibilities for processing the bony tissue. Methods which have proven particularly valuable are contact radiographs, embedding in plastic, careful decalcifying with EDTA and immunohistological procedures. In this way a definite diagnosis can be made in 97% of the cases. A close cooperation with the clinician carrying out the biopsy and a greater use of methods other than just fast decalcification is recommended.

  2. Skin biopsy is a practical approach for the clinical diagnosis and molecular genetic analysis of X-linked Alport's syndrome.

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    Wang, Fang; Zhao, Dan; Ding, Jie; Zhang, Hongwen; Zhang, Yanqin; Yu, Lixia; Xiao, Huijie; Yao, Yong; Zhong, Xuhui; Wang, Suxia

    2012-11-01

    A total of 209 unrelated patients of predominantly Han Chinese ethnicity and with X-linked Alport's syndrome, a clinically heterogeneous hereditary nephritis, were enrolled in the present study to evaluate the ability to make a clinical diagnosis and perform molecular genetics analysis using skin biopsy. A negative or mosaic α5(IV) chain staining in the epidermal basement membrane was detected in 86.2% of male and 93.5% of female patients. COL4A5 mutations were identified in 85% of male patients with a negative α5(IV) chain staining pattern in the epidermal basement membrane. With use of skin biopsy and immunostaining, 16.4% of our patients were diagnosed before 3 years of age, and the youngest was diagnosed at 1 year of age. COL4A5 mutations were detected in 22 patients with normal epidermal basement membrane staining for the α5(IV) chain. Analysis of COL4A5 cDNA fragments from skin fibroblasts yielded a mutation detection rate of 83%, which was particularly valuable for identification of cryptic splicing mutations. Furthermore, 83% of COL4A5 mutations identified in the present study were novel. Thus, skin biopsy is a practical approach for the clinical diagnosis and molecular genetic analysis of X-linked Alport's syndrome. Copyright © 2012 American Society for Investigative Pathology and the Association for Molecular Pathology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in the diagnosis of non-lymph node thoracic lesions

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    Huizhen Yang

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Aims: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA has shown excellent diagnostic capabilities for mediastinal and hilar lymphadenopathy. However, its value in thoracic non-lymph node lesions is less clear. This study was designed to assess the value of EBUS-TBNA in distinguishing malignant from benign thoracic non-lymph node lesions. Methods: From October 2009 to August 2011, 552 patients underwent EBUS-TBNA under local anesthesia and with conscious sedation. We retrospectively reviewed 81 of these patients who had tracheobronchial wall-adjacent intrapulmonary or isolated mediastinal non-lymph node lesions. On-site cytological evaluation was not used. Immunohistochemistry (IHC was performed to distinguish the origin or type of malignancy when necessary. Results: EBUS-TBNA was performed in 68 tracheobronchial wall-adjacent intrapulmonary and 13 isolated mediastinal non-lymph node lesions. Of the 81 patients, 77 (95.1%, 60 malignancies and 17 benignancies were diagnosed through EBUS-TBNA, including 57 primary lung cancers, 2 mediastinal tumors, 1 pulmonary metastatic adenocarcinoma, 7 inflammation, 5 tuberculosis, 3 mediastinal cysts, 1 esophageal schwannoma, and 1 focal fibrosis. There were four false-negative cases (4.9%. Of the 60 malignancies, there were 9 (15.0% which originally had no definite histologic origin or type. Thus, IHC was performed, with 7 (77.8% being subsequently confirmed. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, and accuracy of EBUS-TBNA in distinguishing malignant from benign lesions were 93.4% (60/64, 100% (17/17, 100% (60/60, 81.0% (17/21, and 95.1% (77/81, respectively. Conclusion: EBUS-TBNA is a safe procedure with a high sensitivity for distinguishing malignant from benign thoracic non-lymph node lesions within the reach of EBUS-TBNA, with IHC usually providing a more definitive diagnosis.

  4. Bone marrow aspiration

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    Iliac crest tap; Sternal tap; Leukemia - bone marrow aspiration; Aplastic anemia - bone marrow aspiration; Myelodysplastic syndrome - bone marrow aspiration; Thrombocytopenia - bone marrow aspiration; Myelofibrosis - bone marrow aspiration

  5. [A comparison analysis on the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection and the detection of clarithromycin resistance according to biopsy sites].

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    Cho, Ah Ra; Lee, Mi Kyung

    2010-08-01

    This study was performed to determine the biopsy sites that are suitable for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection and to assess the sensitivity of culture, histology, and dual-priming oligonucleotide (DPO)-based multiplex PCR. Moreover, we evaluated the usefulness of PCR for the detection of 23S rRNA mutations, which are responsible for the clarithromycin resistance of H. pylori. From 90 patients, we obtained biopsy specimens for culture, histology, and Seeplex ClaR-H. pylori PCR (Seegene Inc., Korea). Phenotypic susceptibility to clarithromycin was evaluated using the E-test (AB Biodisk, Sweden). H. pylori was detected in 48 of 90 patients. The positive rates of infection in the antrum and body were higher than those in the biopsies obtained from the duodenal bulb. The positive rates in histology, PCR, and culture were 46.7%, 42.2%, and 34.4%, respectively. Using histology or PCR, we identified H. pylori in 46 of the 48 patients. 23S rRNA mutations were detected in 8 patients. The clarithromycin E-test showed that all the 10 wild-type patients were susceptible. However, the results of the PCR and E-test of 3 of the 8 mutation-positive patients were discrepant. We observed that a combination of histology and PCR affords a high detection rate of H.pylori infection and that DPO-based PCR can be practically used for the diagnosis of H. pylori infection and the determination of clarithromycin resistance. These techniques were useful for biopsy sampling simultaneously from the antrum and body for the detection of clarithromycin resistance of multiple strain infection or heteroresistance.

  6. [Prospective study comparing ultrasonography guided trans-rectal biopsy and finger guided trans-perineal biopsy in the diagnosis of prostatic cancer].

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    Garcia, G; Chevallier, D; Amiel, J; Toubol, J; Michiels, J F

    2001-02-01

    To compare ambulatory ultrasound-guided transrectal biopsy and finger-guided transperineal biopsy. From June 1997 to October 1999, 51 patients were simultaneously biopsied by the two techniques and by the same operator, 30 min after antibiotic prophylaxis with 200 mg of Ciprofloxacin by intravenous injection. Transperineal biopsies were performed first, followed by ultrasound-guided transrectal biopsies. Six cores were obtained with each technique, from the apex, the middle and the base of each lobe. For a PSA level between 4 and 10 ng/ml, 6 cancers were detected in 23 patients (26%) and one cancer was only detected via the transrectal route. For a PSA level greater than 10 ng/ml, 17 cancers were detected in 28 patients (60%), 15 (53%) by transperineal biopsy and 11 (39%) by transrectal biopsy. Six cancers were only detected by transperineal biopsy and two were only detected by transrectal biopsy. No statistically significant difference was observed between the numbers of positive biopsies obtained with the two techniques. The use of ultrasonography is not essential to perform systematic biopsies. Rather than the technique used, the detection of prostate cancer is improved by performing 12 cores instead of 6.

  7. ESHRE PGD Consortium/Embryology Special Interest Group--best practice guidelines for polar body and embryo biopsy for preimplantation genetic diagnosis/screening (PGD/PGS)

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    Harton, G L; Magli, M C; Lundin, K

    2011-01-01

    In 2005, the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) Consortium published a set of Guidelines for Best Practice to give information, support and guidance to potential, existing and fledgling PGD programmes (Thornhill AR, De Die...... and embryo biopsy for preimplantation genetic diagnosis/screening (PGD/PGS). Here we have updated the sections that pertain to embryology (including cryopreservation) and biopsy of embryos prior to PGD or PGS. Topics covered in this guideline include uses of embryo biopsy, laboratory issues relating...

  8. Evaluation of the use of laparoscopic-guided cholecystocholangiography and liver biopsy in definitive diagnosis of neonatal cholestatic jaundice

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    Khalid Shreef

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Once it is established that a jaundiced infant has direct hyperbilirubinemia, the principal diagnostic concern is to differentiate hepatocellular from obstructive cholestasis. Traditional tests such as ultrasonography, percutaneous liver biopsy and technetium 99 m hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid (HIDA scan are often not sufficiently discriminating. Definitive exclusion of biliary atresia (BA in the infant with cholestatic jaundice usually requires mini-laparotomy and intra-operative cholangiography. This approach has many drawbacks because those sick infants are subjected to a time-consuming procedure with the probability of negative surgical exploration. Aim of the Study: The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of laparoscopic-guided cholecystocholangiography (LGCC and its accuracy and safety in the diagnosis of BA and thus preventing unnecessary laparotomy in infants whose cholestasis is caused by diseases other than BA. Patients and Methods: Twelve cholestatic infants with direct hyperbilirubinemia subjected to LGCC (age, 7–98 days; mean, 56 days after ultrasound scan and (99 mTc HIDA scan and percutaneous liver biopsy failed to provide the definitive diagnosis. Results: One patient had completely absent gall bladder (GB so the laparoscopic procedure was terminated and laparotomy was done (Kasai operation. Four patients had small size GB; they underwent LGCC that showed patent common bile duct with atresia of common hepatic duct, so laparotomy and Kasai operation was performed. Seven patients had well-developed GB, LGCC revealed patent biliary tree, so laparoscopic liver biopsies were taken for histopathology. Five of those patients had neonatal hepatitis, and two had cholestasis as a complication of prolonged TPN. No perioperative complications or mortalities were recorded. Conclusion: When the diagnosis neonatal cholestasis remains elusive after traditional investigations, LGCC is an accurate and simple method

  9. Low Discrepancy Between Tissue Biopsy Plus Magnifying Endoscopy With Narrow-Band Imaging and Endoscopic Resection in the Diagnosis of Gastric Epithelial Neoplasia (STROBE)

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    Zhang, Qiang; Lian, Zhou Yang; Chen, Zhen Yu; Wang, Zhen; di Chen, Chu; An, Sheng li; Gong, Wei; Zhi, Fa chao; de Liu, Si

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Tissue biopsy is often not very accurate for the diagnosis of gastric epithelial neoplasia (GEN), and the results differ notably from endoscopic resection (ER) in terms of the pathological diagnosis. The aims of this study were to evaluate the diagnostic performances of biopsy, magnifying endoscopy with narrow-band imaging (ME-NBI), and biopsy plus ME-NBI for GEN. This study retrospectively analyzed 101 cases diagnosed as GEN using ER samples. The discrepancies between biopsy and ER, as well as between biopsy plus ME-NBI and ER in the diagnosis of GEN were evaluated. Factors that contributed to such discrepancies were analyzed. The sensitivity and specificity of biopsy and ME-NBI for the diagnosis of high-grade neoplasia (HGN) were determined. The discrepancy in the pathological diagnosis between biopsy and ER was 39.6% for GEN and 54.2% for HGN. The discrepancy between biopsy combined with ME-NBI and ER was 15.9% for GEN and 10.2% for HGN. Factors that undermined the diagnostic accuracy of biopsy included the lesion size (≤10 mm, odds ratio [OR] 1; 10–20 mm, OR 0.2, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.1–0.7; >20 mm, OR 0.5, 95% CI 0.1–2.1, P = 0.03) and the number of biopsy fragments (OR 0.6, 95% CI 0.5–0.8, P = 0.001). The sensitivity and specificity for HGN were 45.8% (33.7%–58.3%) and 100% (87.5%–100%) for biopsy, and 88.1% (77.5%–94.1%) and 92.9% (81.0%–97.5%) for ME-NBI, respectively. In conclusion, biopsy-based diagnoses for GEN should be interpreted with caution. Biopsy combined with ME-NBI can contribute to the diagnosis of GEN, which improves diagnostic consistency with pathological result of ER specimens. PMID:26166094

  10. Improving Adequacy of Small Biopsy and Fine-Needle Aspiration Specimens for Molecular Testing by Next-Generation Sequencing in Patients With Lung Cancer: A Quality Improvement Study at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

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    Padmanabhan, Vijayalakshmi; Steinmetz, Heather B; Rizzo, Elizabeth J; Erskine, Amber J; Fairbank, Tamara L; de Abreu, Francine B; Tsongalis, Gregory J; Tafe, Laura J

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    - At our medical center, cytopathologists perform rapid on-site evaluation for specimen adequacy of fine-needle aspiration and touch imprint of needle core biopsy lung cancer samples. Two years ago the molecular diagnostics laboratory at our institution changed to next-generation sequencing using the Ion Torrent PGM and the 50-gene AmpliSeq Cancer Hotspot Panel v2 for analyzing mutations in a 50-gene cancer hot spot panel. This was associated with a dramatic fall in adequacy rate (68%). - To improve the adequacy rate to at least 90% for molecular testing using next-generation sequencing for all specimens collected by rapid on-site evaluation by the cytology laboratory. - After baseline data on adequacy rate of cytology specimens with rapid on-site evaluation for molecular testing had been collected, 2 changes were implemented. Change 1 concentrated all the material in one block but did not produce desired results; change 2, in addition, faced the block only once with unstained slides cut up front for molecular testing. Data were collected in an Excel spreadsheet and adequacy rate was assessed. - Following process changes 1 and 2 we reached our goal of at least 90% adequacy rate for molecular testing by next-generation sequencing on samples collected by rapid on-site evaluation including computed tomography-guided needle core biopsies (94%; 17 of 18) and fine-needle aspiration samples (94%; 30 of 32). - This study focused on factors that are controllable in a pathology department and on maximizing use of scant tissue. Optimizing the adequacy of the specimen available for molecular tests avoids the need for a second procedure to obtain additional tissue.

  11. Effectiveness of two ultrasound-guided transrectal biopsy schemes in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. A randomized study.

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    Herranz Amo, Felipe; Jara Rascón, José; Cancho Gil, María José; Tabares Jiménez, Juan; Molina Escudero, Roberto; Hernández Fernández, Carlos

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    To determine whether a 10-core prostate biopsy scheme is superior to the sextant scheme in diagnosing prostate cancer in patients programmed for a first biopsy, with negative rectal digital examination and PSA between 3.5-20 ng/ml. A randomized prospective study was performed comparing two prostate biopsy schemes, with randomization stratification according to prostate volume ( 50 ml). Sample size predetermination yielded a minimum of 304 patients in order to achieve the primary objective. Statistical analysis was carried out on an intent-to-treat basis, using the chi-squared test and uni- and multivariate analysis via logistic regression. Cancer was detected in 27.3% of the cases. A significant association was observed between cancer diagnosis and age (p=0.03), prostate volume (p=0.0001) and ultrasound nodule identification (p=0.0001). No correlation was observed with the total number of cores in the series (p=0.37) or with prostate volume 50 ml (p=0.09). In the multivariate analysis, age > 70 years (p=0.005), prostate volume sextant scheme may prove to be insufficient.

  12. The case for performing pleural biopsies for the aetiological diagnosis of exudates. Yes.

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    Rodriguez-Panadero, F

    2017-10-01

    Pleural biopsies are especially indicated in the following circumstances: a) inconclusive pleural fluid analysis and negative sputum study, if adenosine deaminase (ADA) levels are unavailable; b) suspected multi-resistant tuberculosis; c) a need for differentiating tuberculous pleurisy (if it progresses with neutrophilia) and complicated parapneumonic effusion; d) malignant pleural effusion coexisting with very high ADA levels; e) effusion coexisting with lung cancer and negative pleural cytology; f) suspected mesothelioma; and g) need for implementing re-treatment for patients with relapse after chemotherapy. Image-guided needle biopsy is recommended for cases a and b, while thoracoscopy is preferable for the other cases. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier España, S.L.U. and Sociedad Española de Medicina Interna (SEMI). All rights reserved.

  13. Strategic Aspirations

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    Christensen, Lars Thøger; Morsing, Mette; Thyssen, Ole

    2016-01-01

    Strategic aspirations are public announcements designed to inspire, motivate, and create expectations about the future. Vision statements or value declarations are examples of such talk, through which organizations announce their ideal selves and declare what they (intend to) do. While aspirations...... aspirations, in other words, have exploratory and inspirational potential—two features that are highly essential in complex areas such as sustainability and CSR. This entry takes a communicative focus on strategic aspirations, highlighting the value of aspirational talk, understood as ideals and intentions...

  14. [Role of transthoracic biopsy in the modern diagnosis of tumors of organs in the thoracic cavity].

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    Arsen'ev, A I; Barchuk, A A; Kostitsyn, K A; Gagua, K É; Barchuk, A S; Tarkov, S A; Nefedov, A O; Keller, Iu M; Kanaev, S V; Kozyreva, K S; Beloglazova, O V

    2014-01-01

    This review summarizes data of publications and meta-analyses devoted ton the use of transthoracic biopsy. It is showed that the method continues to be one of the main ways to diagnose pathological processes in the thoracic cavity's organs, especially tumors of the lungs, pleura, mediastinum and chest wall. Modern methods of navigation trepan-needles can receive sufficient volume of pathological tissue samples for subsequent full morphological study to individualize and optimize treatment algorithms.

  15. Current concepts in the biopsy of musculoskeletal tumors.

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    Traina, Francesco; Errani, Costantino; Toscano, Angelo; Pungetti, Camilla; Fabbri, Daniele; Mazzotti, Antonio; Donati, Davide; Faldini, Cesare

    2015-01-07

    A musculoskeletal tumor biopsy can involve fine needle aspiration, core needle biopsy, or incisional biopsy. Controversy regarding the diagnostic yield of these biopsy techniques continues. The purpose of this article is to summarize the current concepts in the biopsy of musculoskeletal tumors. We performed a literature review of clinical articles reporting on the biopsy of bone and soft-tissue primary tumors. Clinical articles were excluded on the basis on abstract content if they represented case reports, review or opinion articles, or technique descriptions. Eighteen of the thirty-nine articles that remained were excluded because the results did not indicate the diagnostic accuracy of the various biopsy techniques. Thus, twenty-one articles with diagnostic data on the biopsy of bone and soft-tissue tumors were included in this review. Core needle biopsy appeared to be more accurate than fine needle aspiration, and incisional biopsy appeared to be more accurate than both of these techniques, but the differences did not reach significance. Incisional biopsy was more expensive than the percutaneous biopsy methods. In deep musculoskeletal tumors, incorporation of ultrasonography or computed tomography for guidance is easy and safe and can be useful for increasing the accuracy of the biopsy. Advantages of a percutaneous technique compared with an incisional one are the low risk of contamination and the minimally invasive nature. Certain anatomic locations and histologic types were associated with diagnostic difficulty. Vertebral tumors had the lowest diagnostic accuracy regardless of the biopsy technique. Myxoid, infection, and round cell histologies were associated with the lowest diagnostic accuracy. The current literature has not clarified the optimal biopsy technique for the diagnosis of bone and soft-tissue tumors. However, core needle biopsy is usually preferable to incisional biopsy because of the low risk of contamination and the low cost. In addition, the

  16. [Skin Biopsy is a Useful Tool for the Diagnosis of Atypical CADASIL: A Case Report].

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    Tamaki, Keiko; Fukae, Jiro; Koga, Kaori; Nagatoshi, Akihito; Ueda, Akihiko; Ouma, Shinji; Ando, Yukio; Tsuboi, Yoshio

    2015-12-01

    A 57-year-old man developed migraine at the age of 25 years. Thereafter, he developed depression at the age of 50 years, and was admitted to a psychiatric hospital at the age of 54 years because of deteriorating depression. He returned to his work after receiving treatment for depression; however, he made mistakes several times in his work. He was referred to our hospital for further neurological evaluation. The results of the neurological examination performed on admission were unremarkable. His Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) score was 24/30, and neuropsycological evaluations revealed executive dysfunction. There was no family history of dementia or cerebral infarction. Magnetic resonance fluid attenuated inversion recovery (MR FLAIR) image of the brain showed hyperintense lesions around the lateral ventricle without involvement in the temporal pole and external capsule. Despite a lack of family history of dementia and cerebral infarction and non-specific brain MRI findings, his history of headache and depression were suggestive of cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL). Therefore, skin biopsy was performed; electron microscopy of the biopsied sample revealed granular osmiophilic material deposits. Genetic analysis of the NOTCH3 gene showed a missense mutation with substitution of R427C in exon 8, i.e., out of the hot-spot, exon 3, and 4. Thus, skin biopsy is a useful tool for diagnosing atypical CADASIL.

  17. The use of muscle biopsy in the diagnosis of systemic vasculitis affecting small to medium-sized vessels: a prospective evaluation in Japan.

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    Nunokawa, T; Yokogawa, N; Shimada, K; Enatsu, K; Sugii, S

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study was to assess the use of muscle biopsy for histopathological confirmation of small vessel vasculitis (SVV) or medium vessel vasculitis (MVV). Muscle biopsies were performed for all consecutive cases of suspected SVV or MVV seen at Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Medical Centre between February 2012 and May 2014 except those for which a skin or renal biopsy was indicated. Forty-nine patients underwent muscle biopsies. All patients were followed for a minimum of 6 months. Diagnosis of SVV or MVV was made in 35 patients. An unrelated condition was diagnosed in 11 patients and no diagnoses were made in three patients. Of the 35 patients in whom SVV or MVV was diagnosed, positive muscle biopsies were obtained in 20 patients [15 microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), three polyarteritis nodosa (PAN), and two eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA)], while other findings led to the same diagnosis in 15 (seven MPA, four GPA, three PAN, and one rheumatoid vasculitis). The sensitivity of the muscle biopsy was 57% [20/35; 95% confidence interval (CI) 50-57]. Of 13 patients presenting with peripheral neuropathy, the muscle biopsy demonstrated vasculitis in nine patients, with 75% sensitivity (9/12; 95% CI 69-75). There were no complications in the procedure apart from delayed wound healing in one patient. Muscle biopsy is a safe method that offers a high diagnostic yield for SVV or MVV, especially in patients with vasculitic neuropathy.

  18. Early diagnosis of recurrent diffuse large B-cell lymphoma showing intravascular lymphoma by random skin biopsy.

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    Kasuya, Akira; Hashizume, Hideo; Takigawa, Masahiro

    2011-06-01

    A 66-year-old man was admitted to our hospital presenting 2 weeks' history of fever of unknown origin with elevated levels of lactate dehydrogenase and C-reactive protein. Six years before this episode, he had developed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which had been successfully treated with chemoradiation. While recurrence of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma was suspected, there was neither lymphadenopathy nor tumor formation by the imaging study. Random biopsy from normal-appearing abdominal skin showed extensive infiltration of CD20(+), CD79a(+), CD3(-) atypical lymphoid cells in the lumen of vessels in subcutaneous tissues. These findings led us to the diagnosis of intravascular B-cell lymphoma. Following rituximab plus cyclophosphamide, adriamycin, vincristine and prednisolone therapy, high fever subsided, and lactate dehydrogenase and C-reactive protein levels returned to the normal range. In conclusion, random skin biopsy is useful for the early diagnosis of intravascular B-cell lymphoma. © 2010 Japanese Dermatological Association.

  19. [The value of transbronchial lung biopsy findings in the diagnosis of a case of TS-1-induced pulmonary toxicity].

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    Ito, Shunsuke; Yamaguchi, Tomoyoshi; Morisue, Ryo; Ogaw, Yukari; Munakata, Kazuo; Fukuda, Yuh

    2011-12-01

    We report the case of a 67-year-old man with a diagnosis of stage IV stomach cancer in May 2010 who was treated with outpatient chemotherapy using TS-1, paclitaxel and lentinan. Dyspnea and coughing developed after drug administration in November and the patient was hospitalized on day 5 after the appearance of symptoms due to hypoxemia and the presence of ground-glass opacities in the right middle and lower lung fields. On the same day, bronchoscopy was performed for differentiation from infection and lymphangitic carcinomatosis. A transbronchial lung biopsy suggested drug-induced pulmonary toxicity, and a drug lymphocyte stimulation test was highly positive for TS-1. Discontinuation of TS-1 alone improved his respiratory status and imaging findings. TS-1 is available only in Japan, and because it is administered orally and its toxicity is minimal, its use has been expanded to treat a variety of malignancies. Drug-induced pulmonary toxicity due to TS-1 occurs in only 0.03% of all cases, and there are few reports regarding the histopathological findings of TS-1-related pulmonary toxicity. Although it can be difficult to diagnose drug-induced pulmonary toxicity because it demonstrates a variety of imaging findings, the present case suggests that it is important to proactively perform transbronchial lung biopsy at the early stage of diagnosis and promptly determine a course of treatment.

  20. Needle Biopsy

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    ... Procedures Needle biopsy Sections About Print Overview Thyroid biopsy Thyroid biopsy During a thyroid biopsy, your doctor uses a ... the needle to the suspicious area. Core needle biopsy Core needle biopsy A core needle biopsy uses ...

  1. Current Concepts in the Biopsy of Musculoskeletal Tumors

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    Costantino Errani

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In the management of bone and soft tissue tumors, accurate diagnosis, using a combination of clinical, radiographic, and histological data, is critical to optimize outcome. On occasion, diagnosis can be made by careful history, physical examination, and images alone. However, the ultimate diagnosis usually depends on histologic analysis by an experienced pathologist. Biopsy is a very important and complex surgery in the staging process. It must be done carefully, so as not to adversely affect the outcome. Technical considerations include proper location and orientation of the biopsy incision and meticulous hemostasis. It is necessary to obtain tissue for a histological diagnosis without spreading the tumor and so compromise the treatment. Furthermore, the surgeon does not open compartmental barriers, anatomic planes, joint space, and tissue area around neurovascular bundles. Nevertheless, avoid producing a hematoma. Biopsy should be carefully planned according to the site and definitive surgery and should be performed by an orthopedic surgeon with an experience in musculoskeletal oncology who will perform the definitive surgery. Improperly done, it can complicate patient care and sometimes even eliminate treatment options. Different biopsy techniques are suitable: fine-needle aspiration, core-needle biopsy, and incisional biopsy. The choice of biopsy depends on the size, the location of the lesion, and the experience of the pathologist.

  2. Fine-needle aspiration accuracy in the diagnosis of primary epithelioid angiosarcoma of the adrenal gland: a case report and review of the literature

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    Tullio Torelli

    2017-02-01

    Here we describe the case of a 55-year-old woman affected by metastatic angiosarcoma in the right adrenal gland, who died few days after the histological diagnosis made by fine-needle aspiration (FNA. This is the second case of primary epithelioid angiosarcoma diagnosed by FNA among scientific articles published in English in PubMed. Microscopically, the tumor showed a predominant epithelioid differentiation, thus making the diagnostic process more difficult than usual. Immunohistochemical examination revealed positive reactivity for cytokeratin, CD31, and CD34. The literature shows that epithelioid adrenal angiosarcoma has poor clinical outcome, especially when metastatic at presentation.

  3. EFFICACY OF FINE-NEEDLE ASPIRATION TECHNIQUE, ZIEHL-NEELSEN STAINS AND CULTURE (BACTEC IN DIAGNOSIS OF TUBERCULOUS LYMPHADENITIS IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL, GAYA, INDIA

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    Maheshwar Narayan Singh

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND Tuberculous lymphadenitis is the commonest form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis and tissue diagnosis is the mainstay in the diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. This study was conducted to compare cytology, ZN staining, fine-needle aspiration technique and culture findings of clinically suspected tuberculous lymphadenitis cases. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a descriptive study. Total 300 patients of lymphadenopathy referred to the Department of Microbiology, Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College, Gaya, Bihar and Associated Hospital of Bihar between May 2014 and May 2017, were included. Using solid culture (BACTEC as the gold standard, we assessed the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV and negative predictive value of the FNAC for detecting MTB and ZN staining for acid-fast bacilli (AFB respectively. RESULTS A total of 300 fine-needle aspirated specimens from lymph nodes were included in the study. Out of 300 cases, 140 aspirates were reported as cytomorphology suggestive of tuberculous lymphadenitis. The age ranged from 1 to 70 years, with the mean age of 35.5 years. Female preponderance was noted accounting for 57.14% (80/140 of cases. Maximum number of patients were from age group of 10–29 years comprising 42.15% of the group (59/140. Out of 300 cases, 68(48.57% had lymphadenitis other than tuberculosis, and 16 (11.43% had malignant lymphadenopathy, including 04 (02.84% cases of primary malignancy (i.e., lymphoma and 13 (09.28% of secondary metastasis to lymph nodes. Though cytology suggestive of tuberculous lymphadenitis was found in 140 (46.67% cases out of total 300 cases,Ziehl-Neelsen stain demonstrated acid-fast bacilli (AFB in 60 (20.00% cases and BACTEC isolated mycobacteria in 80 (26.67% cases. When culture (BACTEC is taken as the gold standard, the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV and negative predictive value (NPV of the FNAC in the diagnosis of TB lymphadenitis results

  4. The value of core needle biopsy in differential diagnosis of mediastinal T lymphoblastic lymphoma and type B1 thymoma

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    Lu SUN

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Objective To analyze the clinical and pathological characteristics of T lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LBL and type B1 thymoma in the mediastinum, and to improve the accuracy of differential diagnosis between two diseases. Methods  Pathology of consecutive 34 cases of T-LBL and 10 cases of type B1 thymoma were reviewed in this study. All the initial diagnosis was made with core needle biopsy specimens of mediastinal masses and confirmed by subsequent chemotherapy and/or excision biopsy specimens. The clinical and pathological features of T-LBL and type B1 thymoma were compared by reviewing clinical records and analysis of HE and immunohistochemical staining sections. The chi-square test was used for statistic analysis. Results The mean age of the patients with type B1 thymoma was 43 years, and the ratio of male to female was 2:3, while the patients with T-LBL were much younger (with mean age of 25, 73% of them younger than 30 years old and the male to female ratio was 3.3:1. All the T-LBL cases presented symptoms including chest tightness, shortness of breath and cough. Three patients of thymoma complained of chest tightness and shortness of breath, and 2 cases presented symptoms of myasthenia gravis. Imaging examination showed solitary mass in anterior mediastinum in patients of both groups, 88% of the T-LBL patients had mass>10cm, while accounting for 50% in B1 thymoma patients. Concurrent pleural effusion was only observed in the T-LBL patients. Histopathologically, T-LBL and thymoma showed significant differences, including the infiltration of tumor cells in fibrous tissue (65% in T-LBL vs 0% in thymoma, invasion of peripheral fat tissue (59% vs 20%, invasion of skeletal muscle (41% vs 0%, tumor necrosis (21% vs 0%, and remaining of thymus lobular structure was found in only 3% of T-LBL. Intact cytokeratin network was shown in B1 thymoma (100% by immunohistochemical staining. Conclusions Patients' gender, age, clinical features and

  5. Liquid biopsy in the diagnosis of HPV DNA in breast lesions.

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    De Carolis, Sabrina; Pellegrini, Alice; Santini, Donatella; Ceccarelli, Claudio; De Leo, Antonio; Alessandrini, Federica; Arienti, Chiara; Pignatta, Sara; Tesei, Anna; Mantovani, Vilma; Zamagni, Claudio; Taffurelli, Mario; Sansone, Pasquale; Bonafé, Massimiliano; Cricca, Monica

    2017-10-04

    HPV DNA has never been investigated in nipple discharges (ND) and serum-derived extracellular vesicles, although its presence has been reported in ductal lavage fluids and blood specimens. We analyzed 50 ND, 22 serum-derived extracellular vesicles as well as 51 pathologic breast tissues for the presence of 16 HPV DNA types. We show that the presence of HPV DNA in the ND is predictive of HPV DNA-positive breast lesions and that HPV DNA is more represented in intraductal papillomas. We also show the presence of HPV DNA in the serum-derived extracellular vesicles. Our data supports the use of liquid biopsy to detect HPV DNA in breast pathology.

  6. The role of collecting bladder wash fluid before biopsy procedure to help the cytological diagnosis of residual tumor

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    Kiliçarslan, Aydan; Süngü, Nuran; Balci, Serdar; Canda, Erdem; Altinova, Serkan; Güler, Gülnur

    2015-01-01

    Background: Urinary cytology has low sensitivity and specificity in urinary neoplasm. Aim: We planned to assess whether the examination of bladder washing before biopsy (WBB) plays a role in better cytologic diagnosis of bladder wash fluid collected after biopsy procedure (WAB) in papillary urothelial neoplasms. Materials and Methods: We included 36 patients with papillary lesion of bladder. Prior to the biopsy, the bladder is washed and fluid is collected for cytology; later transurethral resection (TUR) is performed, then bladders are washed again and the fluid is separately collected for cytology. Both fluids were centrifuged and stained with May-Grünwald Giemsa (MGG). First the WAB slides were evaluated and diagnosed. After evaluation of the WBB slides, the WAB slides were rediagnosed. Presence of cellularity, papillary structure, fusiform cells, background bleeding, and cytolysis in WBB and WAB were evaluated separately. Results: We determined that 31 WBB samples were hypercellular, and 12 of them remained as hypercellular in WAB. Papillary structures were observed in 20 WBB samples; and in one WAB cytology. In 29 cases where no fusiform cells are identified in WBB, 22 showed fusiform cells in WAB. Cytolysis in WABs was noted in 15 cases whose WBBs did not show cytolysis. The decrease in cellularity, papillary structure (P < 0.001, both), cytolysis (P = 0.008), and fusiform cells (P < 0.001) were statistically significant. After seeing the WBB slides, we reevaluated the WAB slides. Out of the eight out of 36 (22.2%) samples diagnosed with degeneration previously, five (62.5%) samples were rediagnosed as benign, two (25%) as cytologic atypia which favor reactive, and one (12.5%) as malignant. Conclusion: Due to the better quality, initial evaluation of WBB may help more effective diagnoses of WAB slides. PMID:26229243

  7. GeneXpert MTB/RIF Assay for the Diagnosis of Tuberculous Lymphadenitis on Concentrated Fine Needle Aspirates in High Tuberculosis Burden Settings.

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    Full Text Available The diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis (TBL remains challenging. The routinely used methods (cytology and smear microscopy have sub-optimal sensitivity. Recently, WHO recommends GeneXpert to be used as the initial diagnostic test in patients suspected of having extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB. However, this was a conditional recommendation due to very low-quality evidence available and more studies are needed. In this study we evaluated the performance of Xpert for the diagnosis of TBL on concentrated fine needle aspirates (FNA in Southwest Ethiopia.FNA was collected from presumptive TBL cases. Two smears were prepared from each aspirate and processed for cytology and conventional microscopy. The remaining aspirate was treated with N-acetyl-L-cysteine-NaOH and centrifuged for 15minutes at 3000g. The concentrated sediment was used for culture and Xpert test. Capilia TB-Neo test was used to differentiate M. tuberculosis complex (MTBC from non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM. Composite bacteriological methods (culture and/or smear microscopy were considered as a reference standard.Out of 143 enrolled suspects, 64.3% (92/143 were confirmed TBL cases by the composite reference standard (CRS. Xpert detected M. tuberculosis complex (MTBC in 60.1% (86/143 of the presumptive TBL cases. The sensitivity of Xpert compared to CRS was 87.8% [95% CI: 81.0-94.5] and specificity 91.1% [95% CI: 82.8-99.4]. The sensitivity was 27.8% for smear microscopy and 80% for cytology compared to CRS. Cytology showed the lowest specificity (57.8%. Xpert was positive in 4 out of 45 culture- and smear-negative cases. Among 47 cytomorphologically non-TBL cases, 15 were positive on Xpert. More than half of Xpert-positive cases were in the range of very low cut-off threshold values (28diagnosis of TBL on concentrated FNA samples

  8. Pancreatic metastases from ocular malignant melanoma: the use of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration to establish a definitive cytologic diagnosis: a case report

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background When encountering solid pancreatic lesions, nonpancreatic primary metastases are rare and differentiating a metastasis from a primary neoplastic lesion is challenging. The clinical presentation and radiologic features can be similar and the possibility of a pancreatic metastasis should be considered when the patient refers to a history of a different primary cancer. Endoscopic ultrasound offers a key anatomical advantage in accessing the pancreas and endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration has become the gold standard method for diagnosing pancreatic lesions. Case presentation A 58-year-old white Hispanic woman with a history of uveal malignant melanoma, presented with abdominal pain and jaundice. On admission, laboratory tests were performed (her total bilirubin was 6.37 mg/dL with a direct fraction of 5.30 mg/dL. Cross-sectional, abdominal computed tomography with contrast, showed a low-attenuating lesion localized in the pancreatic head (measuring 4 × 3 cm and a thinner section of the distal bile duct suspicious for compression. Our patient was scheduled for an endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration to establish a diagnosis. Endoscopic ultrasound showed a solid, hypoechoic, well-defined lesion with regular contours (measuring 3.17 × 2.61 cm, localized between the head and neck of the pancreas. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration was performed with a 22G needle and cytology confirmed the diagnosis of metastatic melanoma. Our patient subsequently underwent right orbital exenteration, followed by duodenopancreatectomy without complications. At the moment our patient is receiving adjuvant chemotherapy at an outside oncology clinic. Conclusions To the best of our knowledge, this is a very rare presentation of an ocular malignant melanoma with an isolated pancreatic metastasis causing symptomatic biliary obstruction. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration has

  9. Clinical utility of bronchoalveolar lavage and respiratory tract biopsies in diagnosis and management of suspected invasive respiratory fungal infections in children.

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    Batra, Surabhi; Li, Betty; Underhill, Nicole; Maloney, Rebekah; Katz, Ben Z; Hijiya, Nobuko

    2015-09-01

    Bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and respiratory tract biopsies are important tools for diagnosing fungal infections in children with cancer and hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients. Our objective was to evaluate the impact of BAL and respiratory tract biopsies on the management of suspected fungal infections in oncology and HSCT patients. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of oncology and HSCT patients with possible, probable, or proven fungal infection of the respiratory tract and determined whether BAL or biopsy following computed tomography (CT) prompted a change in management. Among 101 patients (0.5-29 years of age), 24 underwent a BAL and 31 had biopsies (27 lung and 4 sinus). The remaining 46 patients had CT scans only. Of these, there were radiographic findings suggestive of a fungal infection in 38 patients (83%). Thirty of these 38 patients (79%) had a change in management. BAL provided a diagnosis in 6 of 24 patients (25%). There was a change in management in 2 of the 6 (33%). Respiratory tract biopsy provided a diagnosis in 12 of 31 patients (39%). Biopsy results led to a change in management in 4 of the 12 patients (33%). Significant postoperative morbidity attributed to biopsy occurred in 3 of 31 patients (10%); 2 patients had pneumothorax requiring chest tube and intubation and a patient had prolonged intubation. BAL and biopsy in children with an oncological diagnosis or those undergoing HSCT only infrequently lead to changes in management in the era of empiric therapy with broad-spectrum anti-fungal agents. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  10. Cytomorphology and flow cytometry of brain biopsy rinse fluid enables faster and multidisciplinary diagnosis of large B-cell lymphoma of the central nervous system.

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    Debliquis, Agathe; Voirin, Jimmy; Harzallah, Inès; Maurer, Maxime; Lerintiu, Felix; Drénou, Bernard; Ahle, Guido

    2016-08-01

    Central nervous system lymphomas are aggressive tumors requiring a prompt diagnosis for successful treatment. Stereotactic biopsy remains the standard procedure, but the time needed for histopathology is usually over 2 days. We evaluated the contribution of cytomorphology and flow cytometry to histopathology of the brain biopsy in particular on the rinse fluid usually removed. Eighteen patients with suspected localized brain lymphoma underwent stereotactic brain biopsy. Brain biopsy tissue sample and/or brain biopsy rinse fluid were analyzed by cytomorphology combined with flow cytometry. Histopathology was used as a reference. Histopathology characterized ten diffuse large B-cell lymphomas and eight other diseases. Cytomorphology and flow cytometry showed lymphoma cells in nine out of the ten lymphomas. Three cytomorphology or flow cytometry negative results were reported for lymphomas in tissue samples due to low cellularity and biopsy sample conditioning. No lymphomatous cells were found by cytomorphology or flow cytometry in the eight other diseases. Rinse fluid results were consistent with histology in all cases studied (sensitivity and specificity, 100%). The median time to result was 4.5 days (range, 2-10 days) for histopathology, while 5 h (range, 3-20 h) were required for both cytomorphology and flow cytometry. Brain biopsy rinse fluid alleviates problems of tissue sample distribution compared to tissue sample. Its analysis performs the diagnosis of B-cell lymphoma in a few hours and, associated with histopathology, allows a multidisciplinary diagnosis. This study shows that cytomorphology combined with flow cytometry on brain biopsy rinse fluid is a new, fast, and useful strategy. © 2016 International Clinical Cytometry Society. © 2016 International Clinical Cytometry Society.

  11. Biopsy of the pigmented lesions.

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    Silverstein, David; Mariwalla, Kavita

    2012-07-01

    Although new technologies are becoming available to aid in diagnosis, the skin biopsy continues to be the fundamental tool of the dermatologist to evaluate the nature of a pigmented lesion. There are 3 major techniques for the biopsy of a pigmented lesion: shave biopsy, punch/incisional biopsy, and excisional biopsy. This article discusses when to biopsy a pigmented lesion and reviews the different biopsy techniques, with reference to specific clinical scenarios. Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  12. Diagnosis of Salivary Gland Lesions By Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology and Its Histopathological Correlation in A Tertiary Care Center of Southern India.

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    P, Arul; C, Akshatha; Masilamani, Suresh; Jonathan, Srivani

    2015-06-01

    Salivary glands may enlarge either due to inflammation or neoplastic conditions and the diagnosis is possible by fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). The present study was undertaken to determine utility of FNAC in the diagnosis of salivary gland lesions. In this retrospective study, a total of 186 FNACs of salivary gland lesions were retrieved and evaluated. Of these, 146 cases had follow-up histopathological diagnosis. FNAC diagnoses were compared to histopathological diagnoses. The parotid glands were more commonly involved than others. Among the various diagnostic categories used in FNAC reports, Non neoplastic category was seen in 24 (16.4%), benign category in 86 (58.9%) and malignant category in 30 (20.6%) and unsatisfactory category in 6 (4.1%) of 146 cases. The overall sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, positive predictive value and negative predictive value of FNAC in the diagnosis of salivary gland lesions were 86.6%, 94.6%, 93.6%, 88.3%, and 94.6% respectively. The present study concluded that FNAC in the diagnosis of salivary gland lesions is highly sensitive, specific and accurate method. Hence, FNAC is a useful, quick and reliable diagnostic tool. It also appears to be a safe, cost effective and minimally invasive procedure, which provides information for management of salivary gland lesions.

  13. Rectal biopsy

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  14. The efficacy of an ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy with an 18G cutting needle for the diagnosis of pancreatic diseases

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    Jung, Sung Hwa; Park, Won Kyu; Chang, Jay Chun; Kim, Jae Woon; Cho, Jae Ho; Jang, Han Won; Lee, Jae Kyo; Choi, Joon Hyuk [College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu (Korea, Republic of)

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    The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of an ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy with an 18G cutting needle in patients suspected of having a pancreatic disease by analyzing the diagnostic performance and complication rate. The study population comprised 35 consecutive patients who underwent an ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy using a high-speed biopsy gun accompanied with an 18G cutting-type needle between May of 2001 and October of 2005. The diagnostic performance (i.e., the acquisition rate and diagnostic accuracy) and complications associated with core needle biopsies were evaluated for its efficacy and safety. Thirty-six sessions of ultrasound-guided core needle biopsies were performed in 35 consecutive patients. All patients, except two (serous cystadenoma and autoimmune pancreatitis) were diagnosed with various subtypes of pancreatic cancer. The acquisition rate and diagnostic accuracy were 97% (35/36) and 94% (34/36), respectively. A complication occurred only in one patient (3%), which further proved to be a delayed complication (i.e., needle tract implantation). According to our findings, the ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy is a viable and safe method for the diagnosis of pancreatic diseases. Moreover, it enables the diagnosis of the pancreatic cancer subtype.

  15. A comparison of tonsillar surface swabbing, fine-needle aspiration core sampling, and dissected tonsillar core biopsy culture in children with recurrent tonsillitis.

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    Sarkar, Saurav; Sil, Abheek; Sarkar, Soma; Sikder, Biswajit

    2017-06-01

    In recurrent tonsillitis, the pathogenic bacteria are harbored in the tonsil core, and therefore cultures of superficial swab samples are not particularly accurate in identifying specific types of core bacteria. On the other hand, the results of fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cultures of core samples have been closely correlated with the findings of core cultures in excised tonsils, and both methods are far superior to surface swabbing. We conducted a prospective study to compare the accuracy of culture findings from tonsillar tissue obtained by surface swabbing, FNA sampling of the tonsil core in situ, and core sampling of the excised tonsil in children with recurrent tonsillitis. Our patient population was made up of 54 children-22 boys and 32 girls, aged 4 to 14 years (mean: 10.7)-who were undergoing elective tonsillectomy during a 1-year period. On the day of surgery, a surface swab, core FNA sample, and dissected core sample were obtained from each patient and sent for culture. Culture showed that the three methods were in agreement in 34 cases (63.0%). In 9 cases (16.7%) the surface swab culture grew different pathogens from those of the two core cultures, and in 3 other cases (5.6%) the surface swab culture was negative while the two core cultures were positive for the same pathogens. In all, the results of core FNA culture and dissected core culture were in agreement in 46 cases (85.2%); in only 4 cases (7.4%) did the core FNA culture fail to accurately identify the causative pathogens. Overall, the sensitivity and specificity of core FNA sampling were 100 and 50% respectively, compared with 82.9 and 30.8% for the superficial tonsillar swab. We conclude that routine culture of surface swab specimens in patients with chronic or recurrent tonsillitis is neither reliable nor valid. We recommend that core FNA sampling be considered the diagnostic method of choice since it can be done on an outpatient basis, it would reliably allow for culture-directed antibiotic

  16. Evaluation of novel slim biopsy forceps for diagnosis of biliary strictures: Single-institutional study of consecutive 360 cases (with video).

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    Yamamoto, Kenjiro; Tsuchiya, Takayoshi; Itoi, Takao; Tsuji, Shujiro; Tanaka, Reina; Tonozuka, Ryosuke; Honjo, Mitsuyoshi; Mukai, Shuntaro; Kamada, Kentaro; Fujita, Mitsuru; Asai, Yasutsugu; Matsunami, Yukitoshi; Nagakawa, Yuichi; Yamaguchi, Hiroshi; Sofuni, Atsushi

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    To evaluate the feasibility and reliability of endoscopic transpapillary bile duct biopsy for the diagnosis of biliary strictures. A total of 360 patients (241 men) who underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography for biliary strictures with biopsy from April 2012 to March 2016 at Tokyo Medical University Hospital were retrospectively reviewed. This study was approved by our Institutional Review Board (No. 3516). Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in this study. The biopsy specimens were obtained using a novel slim biopsy forceps (Radial Jaw 4P, Boston Scientific, Boston, MA, United States). The sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, and accuracy were 69.6%, 100%, 100%, 59.1%, and 78.8%, respectively. The sensitivity was 75.6% in bile duct cancer, 64% in pancreatic cancer, 61.1% in gallbladder cancer, and 57.1% in metastasis. In bile duct cancer, a lower sensitivity was observed for perihilar bile duct stricture (68.7%) than for distal bile duct stricture (83.1%). In terms of the stricture lengths of pancreatic cancer, gallbladder cancer, and metastasis, a longer stenosis resulted in a better sensitivity. In particular, there was a significant difference between pancreatic cancer and gallbladder cancer (P < 0.05). One major complication was perforation of the extrahepatic bile duct with bile leakage. Endoscopic transpapillary biopsy alone using novel slim biopsy forceps is feasible and reliable, but restrictive. Biopsy should be performed in consideration of the stricture level, stricture length, and cancer type.

  17. The Role of Ultrasound Compared to Biopsy of Temporal Arteries in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Giant Cell Arteritis (TABUL): a diagnostic accuracy and cost-effectiveness study.

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    Luqmani, Raashid; Lee, Ellen; Singh, Surjeet; Gillett, Mike; Schmidt, Wolfgang A; Bradburn, Mike; Dasgupta, Bhaskar; Diamantopoulos, Andreas P; Forrester-Barker, Wulf; Hamilton, William; Masters, Shauna; McDonald, Brendan; McNally, Eugene; Pease, Colin; Piper, Jennifer; Salmon, John; Wailoo, Allan; Wolfe, Konrad; Hutchings, Andrew

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    -rater analysis revealed moderate agreement among sonographers (intraclass correlation coefficient 0.61, 95% CI 0.48 to 0.75), similar to pathologists (0.62, 95% CI 0.49 to 0.76). LIMITATIONS There is no independent gold standard diagnosis for GCA. The reference diagnosis used to determine accuracy was based on classification criteria for GCA that include clinical features at presentation and biopsy results. CONCLUSION We have demonstrated the feasibility of providing training in ultrasound for the diagnosis of GCA. Our results indicate better sensitivity but poorer specificity of ultrasound compared with biopsy and suggest some scope for reducing the role of biopsy. The moderate interobserver agreement for both ultrasound and biopsy indicates scope for improving assessment and reporting of test results and challenges the assumption that a positive biopsy always represents GCA. FUTURE WORK Further research should address the issue of an independent reference diagnosis, standards for interpreting and reporting test results and the evaluation of ultrasound training, and should also explore the acceptability of these new diagnostic strategies in GCA. FUNDING The National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment programme. PMID:27925577

  18. [Role of bronchoalveolar lavage and transbronchial biopsy in the diagnosis of pneumonia in patients with organ transplantation].

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    Arnedillo Muñoz, A; Lopez Moya, M E; de Lucas Ramos, P; Puente Maestu, L; Sanchez Juanes, M J; Rodriguez Gonzalez-Moro, J M; Garcia de Pedro, J; Rodriguez de Guzman, M C

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    Pneumonia in patients with organ transplantation constitutes a very frequent cause of mortality, as a result precocious aetiologic diagnosis is indispensable. The bronchoscopic techniques, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and transbronchial biopsy (TBB), constitute fundamental procedures for these diagnoses. We begin this study with the aim of evaluating the profitability obtained with these procedures. 36 bronchoscopies were performed on 29 patients with organ transplantation, in all of them we realized BAL and in 20 TBB. We confirm the presence of pneumonia in 30 (in 15 of them we had performed TBB), the BAL was diagnostic in 20 cases (66.6%) and the TBB in 7 (46.6%). With both, BAL and TBB, we obtained a sensitivity of 80% and a specificity of 75%. We isolated 10 bacteria, 8 Citomegalovirus (CMV), 6 Pneumocystis carinii and 2 Aspergillus fumigatus. The BAL and the TBB contributed significantly in the aetiologic diagnosis of pneumonia in patients with organ transplantation, consequently we consider them basic tools in the management of these infections.

  19. Relative quantification of PIK3CA gene expression level in fine-needle aspiration biopsy thyroid specimens collected from patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma and non-toxic goitre by real-time RT-PCR

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Recent studies have shown that the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K signaling pathway is important regulator of many cellular events, including apoptosis, proliferation and motility. PI3K pathway alterations (PIK3CA gene mutations and/or amplification have been observed in various human tumours. In the majority of diagnosed cases, mutations are localized in one of the three "hot spots" in the gene, responsible for coding catalytic subunit α of class I PI3K (PIK3CA. Mutations and amplification of PIK3CA gene are characteristic for thyroid cancer, as well. Methods The aim of our study was to examine a gene expression level of PIK3CA in fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB thyroid specimens in two types of thyroid lesions, papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC and non-toxic goitre (NTG. Following conventional cytological examination, 42 thyroid FNAB specimens, received from patients with PTC (n = 20 and NTG (n = 22, were quantitatively evaluated regarding PIK3CA expression level by real-time PCR in the ABI PRISM® 7500 Sequence Detection System. Results Significantly higher expression level (RQ of PIK3CA in PTC group has been noted in comparison with NTG group (p Conclusion These observations may suggest role of PIK3CA alterations in PTC carcinogenesis.

  20. Interobserver Variability in Scoring Liver Biopsies with a Diagnosis of Alcoholic Hepatitis.

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    Horvath, Bela; Allende, Daniela; Xie, Hao; Guirguis, John; Jeung, Jennifer; Lapinski, James; Patil, Deepa; McCullough, Arthur J; Dasarathy, Srinivasan; Liu, Xiuli

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    Alcoholic hepatitis (AH) is one of the most severe forms of alcoholic liver disease. Recently, a histologic scoring system for predicting prognosis in this patient cohort was proposed as Alcoholic Hepatitis Histologic Score (AHHS). We aimed to assess interobserver variability in recognizing histologic features of AH and the effect of this variability on the proposed AHHS categories. Hematoxylin-eosin- and trichrome-stained slides from 32 patients diagnosed with AH with liver biopsies within 1 month of presentation (2000 to 2015) were reviewed by 5 pathologists including 3 liver pathologists and 2 gastrointestinal (GI) pathologists masked to the clinical findings or outcome. Histologic features of AH were assessed, the AHHS was calculated, and an AHHS category (mild, moderate, severe) was assigned. The Fleiss' kappa coefficient (κ) analysis was performed to determine the interobserver agreement. A slight-to-moderate level of interobserver agreement existed among 5 reviewers on histopathologic features of AH with κ value ranging from 0.20 (95% confidence interval (CI): 0.03 to 0.46, megamitochondria) to 0.52 [95% CI: 0.40 to 0.68, polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) infiltration]. There was only a fair level of agreement in assigning AHHS category (κ = 0.33, 95% CI: 0.20 to 0.51). While overall fibrosis and neutrophilic inflammation were comparably evaluated by 3 liver pathologists and 2 GI pathologists, bilirubinostasis and megamitochondria were more consistently diagnosed by liver pathologists. Overall, 18 of 32 (56%) were uniformly assigned to an AHHS category by all liver pathologists with a κ value of 0.40 (95% CI: 0.22 to 0.60). In general, features of AH can be recognized with a slight-to-moderate level of interobserver agreement and there was fair interobserver agreement on assigning an AHHS category. Significant interobserver variability among pathologists revealed by the current study can limit its usefulness in everyday clinical practice. Copyright

  1. The role of biopsies and autopsies in the diagnosis of cognitive impairment, with emphasis on small vessel diseases: A critical appraisal enriched by personal experience

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    Leila Chimelli

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT. Acquired and hereditary microangiopathies cause cerebral small vessel diseases (CSVD that impair cognition. The most frequent is primary angiitis of the CNS (PACNS, whose diagnosis remains challenging, requiring a multidisciplinary approach. Secondary vasculitis, CADASIL, miscellaneous microangiopathies and lymphomas, also cause cognitive impairment. Despite the fact that the need for biopsy has decreased in the era of new neuroimaging methods, biopsies that include small leptomeningeal and parenchymal arterial vessels still remain the gold standard to diagnose PACNS and other CSVD, and to exclude mimics such as infections and malignancies. New approaches for pathological consequences relevant to vascular cognitive impairment such as silent brain lesions, microinfarcts, microbleeds and subtle loss of microstructural integrity, may be detected in autopsies. This article addresses the role of biopsies and autopsies for the diagnosis of cognitive impairment related to small vessel diseases or other inflammatory/ischemic processes, and presents a critical appraisal based on personal experience.

  2. Lung cancer diagnosis and staging with endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration compared with conventional approaches: an open-label, pragmatic, randomised controlled trial.

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    Navani, Neal; Nankivell, Matthew; Lawrence, David R; Lock, Sara; Makker, Himender; Baldwin, David R; Stephens, Richard J; Parmar, Mahesh K; Spiro, Stephen G; Morris, Stephen; Janes, Sam M

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    The diagnosis and staging of lung cancer is an important process that identifies treatment options and guides disease prognosis. We aimed to assess endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration as an initial investigation technique for patients with suspected lung cancer. In this open-label, multicentre, pragmatic, randomised controlled trial, we recruited patients who had undergone a CT scan and had suspected stage I to IIIA lung cancer, from six UK centres and randomly assigned them to either endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) or conventional diagnosis and staging (CDS), for further investigation and staging. If a target node could not be accessed by EBUS-TBNA, then endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) was allowed as an alternative procedure. Randomisation was stratified according to the presence of mediastinal lymph nodes measuring 1 cm or more in the short axis and by recruiting centre. We used a telephone randomisation method with permuted blocks of four generated by a computer. Because of the nature of the intervention, masking of participants and consenting investigators was not possible. The primary endpoint was the time-to-treatment decision after completion of the diagnostic and staging investigations and analysis was by intention-to-diagnose. This trial is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT00652769. Between June 10, 2008, and July 4, 2011, we randomly allocated 133 patients to treatment: 66 to EBUS-TBNA and 67 to CDS (one later withdrew consent). Two patients from the EBUS-TBNA group underwent EUS-FNA. The median time to treatment decision was shorter with EBUS-TBNA (14 days; 95% CI 14-15) than with CDS (29 days; 23-35) resulting in a hazard ratio of 1·98, (1·39-2·82, plung cancer, because it reduces the time to treatment decision compared with conventional diagnosis and staging techniques. UK Medical Research Council. Copyright © 2015 Navani et al. Open

  3. Joint Injection/Aspiration

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    ... A Patient / Caregiver Treatments Joint Injection / Aspiration Joint Injections (Joint Aspirations) Fast Facts Joint aspiration is used ... is derived from a joint aspiration or joint injection? Joint aspiration usually is done for help with ...

  4. Role of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in the Diagnosis of Skin and Superficial Soft Tissue Lesions: A Study of 510 Cases.

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    Bhowmik, Abhijit; Mallick Sinha, Mamata Guha; Barman, Dilip Chandra

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    Diseases of the skin and superficial subcutaneous soft tissues present with a wide array of lesions ranging from nonspecific dermatoses and inflammatory lesions to frank neoplasms. Though cytopathology is an excellent diagnostic tool in routine dermatologic practice, studies relating to histopathological and cytological correlation are sparse. The aim of this study was to analyze the concordance rate between cytological and histopathological diagnosis of skin and superficial soft tissue lesions. We retrospectively studied 510 consecutive fine needle aspiration cytology findings of cases from North Bengal Medical College and Hospital and correlated their diagnoses based upon cytological and histopathological grounds. Out of the 510 cases studied, 253 were non neoplastic lesions and 257 were neoplastic. A high degree of concordance was observed (100% for malignant and 96.15% for benign lesions) when these two diagnostic modalities were compared. Histopathological correlation was possible in all malignant, 52/189 (27.51%) of benign and 27/253 (10.67%) of non-neoplastic lesions. Sensitivity and specificity of diagnoses were 95.31% and 97.6%, respectively. It can be safely concluded that fine needle aspiration cytology is a rapid, reliable and fairly accurate tool for initial triage and treatment of skin and superficial soft tissue lesions.

  5. Diagnóstico de criptococose canina pela citologia aspirativa por agulha fina Diagnosis of canine cryptococcosis by fine-needle aspiration cytology

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    Danieli Brolo Martins

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Relata-se um caso de criptococose canina de caráter sistêmico e neurológico diagnosticado com o auxílio da citologia aspirativa por agulha fina (CAAF. O paciente, da raça Labrador, 1 ano e 5 meses, macho, apresentava sinais de depressão/estupor, hiporexia, presença de uma massa cervical delimitada entre os dois linfonodos submandibulares e aumento de linfonodos. A punção aspirativa da massa cervical e dos linfonodos poplíteo, pré-escapular e submandibular revelaram presença de fungos compatíveis com Cryptococcus neoformans, o qual foi então confirmado pela cultura fúngica, e classificado como sorotipo D. A CAAF mostrou ser um método rápido, seguro e eficaz em casos de criptococose canina com presença de linfoadenomegalia.This paper aimed to described a 1.5 year-old Labrador male, diagnosed with cryptococcosis using fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC. The dog was showing signs of depression and hyporexia. Peripheral lymph nodes and a mass situated between the submandibular lymph nodes were aspirated. The cytology showed yeast-like structures resembling Cryptococcus sp. in all samples examined. These findings were confirmed by culture (C. neoformans, serotype D. The FNAC technique allowed a quick, safe and easy diagnosis in this case.

  6. Image-guided percutaneous aspiration and gelfoam treatment of petrous apex cholesterol granuloma: a new theory and method for diagnosis and treatment.

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    Lee, Thomas C; Raghavan, Deepak; Curtin, Hugh D

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    Although diagnosis of cholesterol granulomas of the skull base can be straightforward with computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearance, treatment is controversial with various skull base approaches described in the literature. This report describes a 35-year-old man who presented with a symptomatic, enlarging cystic lesion in the left petrous apex and clivus that had imaging features of a cholesterol granuloma (cholesterol cyst). Due to a prior history of treated mediastinal germ cell tumor, pathologic confirmation of the lesion was requested. A CT-guided percutaneous aspiration revealed dark used motor oil-like fluid. Continued aspiration yielded a change in the character of the fluid to marrow red. Injection of contrast revealed no communication with cerebrospinal fluid. Gelfoam (Pfizer, New York, New York, USA) was subsequently injected percutaneously into the residual cavity. Histopathology showed no evidence of malignancy and follow-up MRI at 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year demonstrated continued decrease in size and signal of the lesion.

  7. The sensitivity of needle core biopsy in combination with other investigations for the diagnosis of phyllodes tumours of the breast.

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    Ward, S T; Jewkes, A J; Jones, B G; Chaudhri, S; Hejmadi, R K; Ismail, T; Hallissey, M T

    2012-01-01

    The sensitivity of needle-core biopsy (NCB) in diagnosing phyllodes tumours has only been addressed by a handful of small studies. The aim of this study was to analyse the sensitivity of NCB in the diagnosis of phyllodes tumours and to compare this to the sensitivity of other commonly performed investigations. A secondary aim was to assess the effect of various patient and disease factors on the rate of false negative test results. Pathology databases were interrogated to identify all patients with the SNOMED term M-9020 or the word phyllodes in specimen reports. Excisional specimen reports were matched to prior FNAC reports, NCB reports and imaging reports. Ninety-one patients had a confirmed phyllodes tumour on excision. The sensitivity of FNAC, NCB and imaging for diagnosing phyllodes tumours was 40%, 63% and 65% respectively. The sensitivity of imaging and NCB was greater for borderline and malignant lesions. Combining cytohistological and radiological tests improved sensitivity to 76%. A younger age was associated with a greater false negative rate for all tests. Borderline and malignant phyllodes tumours were significantly associated with advancing age and greater lesion size on imaging and histology. This is the largest report to date assessing the sensitivity of NCB in the diagnosis of phyllodes tumours. Increased sensitivity in the diagnosis of phyllodes tumours can be achieved by combining cytohistological and radiological test results. The novel association between younger age and false negative results warrants further investigation. The most likely explanation is a reluctance to diagnose phyllodes tumours in young women given the increased prevalence of cellular fibroadenomas in this age group. Copyright © 2012 Surgical Associates Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. Bone Biopsy

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    ... Physician Resources Professions Site Index A-Z Bone Biopsy Bone biopsy uses a needle and imaging guidance ... limitations of Bone Biopsy? What is a Bone Biopsy? A bone biopsy is an image-guided procedure ...

  9. Diagnosis of dysplasia in upper gastro-intestinal tract biopsies through digital microscopy

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    Dorina Gui

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Whole slide digital imaging (WSDI offers an alternative to glass slides for diagnostic interpretation. While prior work has concentrated on the use of whole slide digital imaging for routine diagnostic cases, this study focuses on diagnostic interpretation of digital images for a highly challenging area, upper gastro-intestinal (GI dysplasia. The aim of this study is to study the accuracy and efficiency of WSDI in the diagnosis of upper GI tract dysplasia. Materials and Methods: Forty-two hematoxylin and eosin (H and E-stained slides representing negative, indefinite, low grade and high grade dysplasia were selected and scanned at 20x (Aperio XT. Four attending GI pathologists reviewed the WSDI, then glass slides, with at least 3-4 weeks between each media; glass slides were re-reviewed 16-18 months later. Results: Intraobserver variability for three clinically relevant categories (negative, indefinite/low grade, high grade was wider for WSDI to glass (kappa range 0.36-0.78 than glass to glass (kappa range 0.58-0.75. In comparison to glass slide review, WSDI review required more time and was associated with an unexpected trend toward downgrading dysplasia. Conclusions: Our results suggest: (1 upper GI dysplasia can be diagnosed using WSDI with similar intraobserver reproducibility as for glass slides; however, this is not true for all pathologists; (2 pathologists may have a tendency to downgrade dysplasia in digital images; and (3 pathologists who use WSDI for interpretation of GI dysplasia cases may benefit from regular, on-going, re-review of paired digital and glass images to ensure the most accurate utilization of digital technology, at least in the early stages of implementation.

  10. Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration versus Standard Bronchoscopic Modalities for Diagnosis of Sarcoidosis: A Meta-analysis

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    Li-Xing Hu

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    Conclusions: The results of this meta-analysis suggest that EBUS-TBNA + TBLB + EBB could be used for the diagnosis of sarcoidosis, if available. At medical centers without EBUS-TBNA, TBNA + TBLB + EBB could be used instead.

  11. Fine Needle Aspiration Using Improved Agar Microbiopsy is Highly Concordant With Renal Mass Final Diagnosis and Subclassification

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    Schieven, Louise W.; Smedts, Frank; Hopman, Anton H.; van der Wijk, Jan; Nijman, Rien J.; de Jong, Igle J.

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    Purpose: Computerized tomography and ultrasound are usually sufficient for preoperative evaluation of renal masses greater than 5 cm. For renal masses less than 5 cm additional histological evaluation could improve diagnosis and treatment decisions. We investigated the concordance between an

  12. Fine needle aspiration cytology as an aid to diagnosis, categorization and treatment when pure neuritic leprosy presents as nerve abscess

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    C M Kiran

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    Conclusions: The simple and minimally invasive FNAC procedure allows diagnosis and a reasonably accurate categorization of PNL presenting as nerve abscess and therefore, highly useful in its clinical management.

  13. Magnetic resonance imaging-targeted, 3D transrectal ultrasound-guided fusion biopsy for prostate cancer: Quantifying the impact of needle delivery error on diagnosis.

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    Martin, Peter R; Cool, Derek W; Romagnoli, Cesare; Fenster, Aaron; Ward, Aaron D

    2014-07-01

    spherical tumor shapes as opposed to no shape assumption. However, an assumption of spherical tumor shape for RMSE = 3.5 mm led to a mean overestimation of tumor sampling probabilities of 3%, implying that assuming spherical tumor shape may be reasonable for many prostate tumors. The authors also determined that a biopsy system would need to have a RMS needle delivery error of no more than 1.6 mm in order to sample 95% of tumors with one core. The authors' experiments also indicated that the effect of axial-direction error on the measured tumor burden was mitigated by the 18 mm core length at 3.5 mm RMSE. For biopsy systems with RMSE ≥ 3.5 mm, more than one biopsy core must be taken from the majority of tumors to achieveP ≥ 95%. These observations support the authors' perspective that some tumors of clinically significant sizes may require more than one biopsy attempt in order to be sampled during the first biopsy session. This motivates the authors' ongoing development of an approach to optimize biopsy plans with the aim of achieving a desired probability of obtaining a sample from each tumor, while minimizing the number of biopsies. Optimized planning of within-tumor targets for MRI-3D TRUS fusion biopsy could support earlier diagnosis of prostate cancer while it remains localized to the gland and curable.

  14. Magnetic resonance imaging-targeted, 3D transrectal ultrasound-guided fusion biopsy for prostate cancer: Quantifying the impact of needle delivery error on diagnosis

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    Martin, Peter R., E-mail: pmarti46@uwo.ca [Department of Medical Biophysics, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 3K7 (Canada); Cool, Derek W. [Department of Medical Imaging, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 3K7, Canada and Robarts Research Institute, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 3K7 (Canada); Romagnoli, Cesare [Department of Medical Imaging, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 3K7 (Canada); Fenster, Aaron [Department of Medical Biophysics, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 3K7 (Canada); Department of Medical Imaging, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 3K7 (Canada); Robarts Research Institute, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 3K7 (Canada); Ward, Aaron D. [Department of Medical Biophysics, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 3K7 (Canada); Department of Oncology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 3K7 (Canada)

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    tumor was consistently greater when using spherical tumor shapes as opposed to no shape assumption. However, an assumption of spherical tumor shape for RMSE = 3.5 mm led to a mean overestimation of tumor sampling probabilities of 3%, implying that assuming spherical tumor shape may be reasonable for many prostate tumors. The authors also determined that a biopsy system would need to have a RMS needle delivery error of no more than 1.6 mm in order to sample 95% of tumors with one core. The authors’ experiments also indicated that the effect of axial-direction error on the measured tumor burden was mitigated by the 18 mm core length at 3.5 mm RMSE. Conclusions: For biopsy systems with RMSE ≥ 3.5 mm, more than one biopsy core must be taken from the majority of tumors to achieveP ≥ 95%. These observations support the authors’ perspective that some tumors of clinically significant sizes may require more than one biopsy attempt in order to be sampled during the first biopsy session. This motivates the authors’ ongoing development of an approach to optimize biopsy plans with the aim of achieving a desired probability of obtaining a sample from each tumor, while minimizing the number of biopsies. Optimized planning of within-tumor targets for MRI-3D TRUS fusion biopsy could support earlier diagnosis of prostate cancer while it remains localized to the gland and curable.

  15. Fine needle aspiration cytology in leprosy

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    Prasad PVS

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Laboratory diagnosis of leprosy by slit skin smear and skin biopsy is simple but both techniques have their own limitations. Slit skin smear is negative in paucibacillary cases whereas skin biopsy is an invasive technique. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC from skin lesions in leprosy with subsequent staining with May-Grunwald-Giemsa (MGG stain has been found useful. Aim: To evaluate the possible role of cytology in classifying leprosy patients. Methods: Seventy-five untreated cases of leprosy attending the outpatient department were evaluated. Smears were taken from their skin lesions and stained using the MGG technique. Skin biopsy was also done from the lesions, which was compared with cytology smears. Results: A correlation of clinical features with FNAC was noticed in 87.5% of TT, 92.1% of BT, 81% of BL, and 66% of LL cases. Correlation of clinical with histopathological diagnoses revealed 12.5% specificity in TT leprosy, 55.3% in BT, 52.4% in BL and 50% in LL, and 100% in neuritic and histoid leprosy cases. Both correlations were found to be statistically significant by paired t test analysis. Thus, it was possible to distinguish the tuberculoid types by the presence of epithelioid cells and the lepromatous types by the presence of lymphocytes and foamy macrophages. Conclusion: FNAC may be used to categorize the patients into paucibacillary and multibacillary types, but is not a very sensitive tool to classify the patients across the Ridley-Jopling spectrum.

  16. Fine needle aspiration cytologic diagnosis of axillary accessory breast tissue, including its physiologic changes and pathologic lesions.

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    Das, D K; Gupta, S K; Mathew, S V; Sheikh, Z A; al-Rabah, N A

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    Sixty-nine cases of axillary accessory breast tissue, including its physiologic changes and pathologic lesions, were diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology. The age of the patients ranged from 13 to 40 years, with a median of 25, and all were female. The cases presented with swellings in the left axilla in 16 cases, right axilla in 30 cases and both axillae in 23 cases. The common clinical diagnoses included accessory breast tissue (23.2%), lipomatous lesion (17.4%), lymphadenopathy (18.8%) and swellings not otherwise specified (30.4%). In 8.8% cases two of the possibilities were considered. The cytodiagnoses included axillary accessory breast tissue (47 cases), axillary breast tissue with pregnancy or lactational changes (15), cystic disease (4) and fibroadenoma (3). One of the cystic disease cases showed granulomatous inflammation. Although no case of carcinoma in axillary breast tissue was diagnosed during the study period, there were two cases of malignancy in axillary swellings (diagnosed as metastatic carcinoma) when no primary was detected in the breasts.

  17. Next-generation sequencing for molecular diagnosis of lung adenocarcinoma specimens obtained by fine needle aspiration cytology

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    Qiu, Tian; Guo, Huiqin; Zhao, Huan; Wang, Luhua; Zhang, Zhihui

    2015-06-01

    Identification of multi-gene variations has led to the development of new targeted therapies in lung adenocarcinoma patients, and identification of an appropriate patient population with a reliable screening method is the key to the overall success of tumor targeted therapies. In this study, we used the Ion Torrent next-generation sequencing (NGS) technique to screen for mutations in 89 cases of lung adenocarcinoma metastatic lymph node specimens obtained by fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). Of the 89 specimens, 30 (34%) were found to harbor epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) kinase domain mutations. Seven (8%) samples harbored KRAS mutations, and three (3%) samples had BRAF mutations involving exon 11 (G469A) and exon 15 (V600E). Eight (9%) samples harbored PIK3CA mutations. One (1%) sample had a HRAS G12C mutation. Thirty-two (36%) samples (36%) harbored TP53 mutations. Other genes including APC, ATM, MET, PTPN11, GNAS, HRAS, RB1, SMAD4 and STK11 were found each in one case. Our study has demonstrated that NGS using the Ion Torrent technology is a useful tool for gene mutation screening in lung adenocarcinoma metastatic lymph node specimens obtained by FNAC, and may promote the development of new targeted therapies in lung adenocarcinoma patients.

  18. Reliability of immunostaining using pan-melanoma cocktail, SOX10, and microphthalmia transcription factor in confirming a diagnosis of melanoma on fine-needle aspiration smears.

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    Clevenger, Jessica; Joseph, Cicily; Dawlett, Marilyn; Guo, Ming; Gong, Yun

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    Accurate fine-needle aspiration (FNA) diagnosis of metastatic melanoma is of therapeutic and prognostic significance and often requires ancillary studies. To the authors' knowledge, the reliability of immunostaining using a pan-melanoma cocktail, Sry-related HMG-BOX gene 10 (SOX10), and microphthalmia transcription factor (MITF) in confirming a diagnosis of melanoma on FNA smears has not been studied to date. This retrospective study included 50 FNA cases with a definitive diagnosis of melanoma. Twenty-nine cases were epithelioid type (group 1), and 21 cases were predominantly spindle cell type with or without an epithelioid component (group 2). Each case was immunostained using pan-melanoma cocktail, SOX10, and MITF. Staining intensity and the percentage of positive cells were recorded. The pan-melanoma cocktail was positive in 43 cases (86%), SOX10 was positive in 50 cases (100%), and MITF in 45 cases (90%). SOX10 and MITF demonstrated nuclear staining with stronger and more diffuse staining with less or no background staining compared with pan-melanoma cocktail, which displayed cytoplasmic staining. For pan-melanoma cocktail and SOX10, the detection rates were identical in groups 1 and 2 (86% with pan-melanoma cocktail and 100% with SOX10). For MITF, the detection rate was higher in group 1 compared with Group 2 (93% vs 86%). In the current study, SOX10 was found to have the highest overall detection rate, followed by MITF and pan-melanoma cocktail. The pan-melanoma cocktail and SOX10 performed equally well for groups 1 and 2, and MITF had a higher detection rate in group 1. Overall, SOX10 and MITF appeared to be superior to the pan-melanoma cocktail and SOX10 seemed better than MITF in confirming a diagnosis of melanoma on FNA smears. © 2014 American Cancer Society.

  19. Leukocyte telomere length and its association with mammographic density and proliferative diagnosis among women undergoing diagnostic image-guided breast biopsy.

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    Bodelon, Clara; Heaphy, Christopher M; Meeker, Alan K; Geller, Berta; Vacek, Pamela M; Weaver, Donald L; Chicoine, Rachael E; Shepherd, John A; Mahmoudzadeh, Amir Pasha; Patel, Deesha A; Brinton, Louise A; Sherman, Mark E; Gierach, Gretchen L

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    Elevated mammographic density (MD) is a strong breast cancer risk factor but the mechanisms underlying the association are poorly understood. High MD and breast cancer risk may reflect cumulative exposures to factors that promote epithelial cell division. One marker of cellular replicative history is telomere length, but its association with MD is unknown. We investigated the relation of telomere length, a marker of cellular replicative history, with MD and biopsy diagnosis. One hundred and ninety-five women, ages 40-65, were clinically referred for image-guided breast biopsies at an academic facility in Vermont. Relative peripheral blood leukocyte telomere length (LTL) was measured using quantitative polymerase chain reaction. MD volume was quantified in cranio-caudal views of the breast contralateral to the primary diagnosis in digital mammograms using a breast density phantom, while MD area (cm(2)) was measured using thresholding software. Associations between log-transformed LTL and continuous MD measurements (volume and area) were evaluated using linear regression models adjusted for age and body mass index. Analyses were stratified by biopsy diagnosis: proliferative (hyperplasia, in-situ or invasive carcinoma) or non-proliferative (benign or other non-proliferative benign diagnoses). Mean relative LTL in women with proliferative disease (n = 141) was 1.6 (SD = 0.9) vs. 1.2 (SD = 0.6) in those with non-proliferative diagnoses (n = 54) (P = 0.002). Mean percent MD volume did not differ by diagnosis (P = 0.69). LTL was not associated with MD in women with proliferative (P = 0.89) or non-proliferative (P = 0.48) diagnoses. However, LTL was associated with a significant increased risk of proliferative diagnosis (adjusted OR = 2.46, 95% CI: 1.47, 4.42). Our analysis of LTL did not find an association with MD. However, our findings suggest that LTL may be a marker of risk for proliferative pathology among women referred for biopsy based on breast imaging.

  20. Transbronchial needle aspiration "by the books"

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    Kupeli Elif

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background : Training for advanced bronchoscopic procedures is acquired during the interventional pulmonology (IP Fellowship. Unfortunately a number of such programs are small, limiting dissemination of formal training. Objective : We studied success of conventional transbronchial needle aspiration (C-TBNA in the hands of physicians without formal IP training. Methods : A technique of C-TBNA was learned solely from the literature, videos and practicing on inanimate models at "Hands-On" courses. Conventional TBNA with 21 and/or 19 gauge Smooth Shot Needles (Olympus® , Japan was performed on consecutive patients with undiagnosed mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Results : Thirty-four patients (male 23, mean age 54.9 ± 11.8 years underwent C-TBNA. Twenty-two patients had nodes larger than 20 mms. Suspected diagnoses were malignancy in 20 and nonmalignant conditions in 14. Final diagnoses were malignancy 17, sarcoidosis 4, reactive lymph nodes 12, and tuberculosis 1. Final diagnosis was established by C-TBNA in 14 (11 malignancy, 3 sarcoidosis; yield 41.1%, mediastinoscopy in 14, transthoracic needle aspiration in 3, peripheral lymph node biopsies in 2 and by endobronchial biopsy in 1. Nodal size had an impact on outcome (P = 0.000 while location did not (P = 0.33. C-TBNA was positive in 11/20 when malignancy was suspected (yield 55%, while 3/14 when benign diagnosis was suspected (yield 21.4% (P = 0.05. Sensitivity, specificity, PPV, NPV, and diagnostic accuracy were 66.6%, 100%, 100%, 65%, and 79.4%, respectively. There were no complications or scope damage. Conclusion : Conventional-TBNA can be learned by the books and by practicing on inanimate models without formal training and results similar to those published in the literature could be achieved.

  1. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration for the diagnosis of intrathoracic lymphadenopathy in patients with extrathoracic malignancy: A study in a tuberculosis-endemic country

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    M Akif Özgül

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    Full Text Available Background: Mediastinal lymphadenopathy in patients with malignancy is a common clinical problem in tuberculosis-endemic countries. The recently developed endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA procedure enables direct and real-time aspiration of mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes. The aim of the study was to determine the efficacy of EBUS-TBNA results in the evaluation of mediastinal lymph nodes in patients with extrathoracic malignancy. Materials and Methods: Retrospective analysis was performed in 40 patients with proven (n = 38 or suspected metastasis of unknown origin (n = 2 who underwent EBUS-TBNA between July 2007 and August 2011. Results: All 40 patients successfully underwent EBUS-TBNA and no complications were observed. EBUS-TBNA diagnosed metastasis from extrathoracic malignancy in 16 (40% patients, new lung cancer in 2 (5%, reactive lymph node in 9 (22.5%, sarcoidosis in 5 (12.5%, anthracosis in 5 (12.5% and tuberculosis in 3 (7.5%. The diagnostic sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV, negative predictive value (NPV and accuracy of EBUS-TBNA based on the number of patients were 90.0%, 100%, 100%, 90.9% and 95.0%, respectively. In 33 patients with available data of fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (PET/computed tomography (CT scans, the diagnostic sensitivity, specificity, PPV, NPV and accuracy of PET/CT scan based on the number of patients were 94.7%, 35.7%, 66.6%, 83.3%, and 69.6%, respectively. The association between larger lymph node size on EBUS and malignancy of lymph node sample on pathological examination was statistically significant (P = 0.018. Conclusions: EBUS-TBNA is a sensitive, specific, minimally invasive and a safe procedure for the diagnosis of mediastinal and hilar metastasis from extrapulmonary malignancy in a tuberculosis-endemic country.

  2. False-Negative Results of Endoscopic Biopsy in the Diagnosis of Gastrointestinal Kaposi’s Sarcoma in HIV-Infected Patients

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    Naoyoshi Nagata

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    Full Text Available Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS is a rare endothelial neoplasm mainly involving the skin, but it is often associated with AIDS. Diagnosis of gastrointestinal (GI tract KS, a common site of visceral involvement in AIDS, is important, but endoscopic biopsy carries a risk of false-negative results (FNRs due to its submucosal appearance. This study sought to determine the rate and causes of FNR for endoscopic biopsy of GI-KS lesions. Endoscopic biopsy samples of 116 GI-KS lesions were reviewed retrospectively. All GI-KS lesions were confirmed to be resolved following KS therapy. FNRs were yielded for 41 of the lesions (35.3%. Among upper and lower GI sites, the esophagus was the only site significantly associated with FNRs (P<0.01. Small size (<10 mm and patches found on endoscopy were significantly associated with FNRs (P<0.05. Findings of submucosal tumor (SMT with ulceration were significantly associated with true-positive results (P<0.05. In conclusion, FNRs were found in 35.3% of GI-KS lesions and were especially related to the site of the esophagus and endoscopic early stage (small size or patch appearance. An SMT with ulceration may be relatively easy to diagnose on endoscopic biopsy. Caution should be exercised when performing endoscopic biopsy of these lesions in AIDS patients and evaluating the histological features.

  3. Current concepts in the biopsy of musculoskeletal tumors: AAOS exhibit selection.

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    Traina, Francesco; Errani, Costantino; Toscano, Angelo; Pungetti, Camilla; Fabbri, Daniele; Mazzotti, Antonio; Donati, Davide; Faldini, Cesare

    2015-01-21

    A musculoskeletal tumor biopsy can involve fine needle aspiration, core needle biopsy, or incisional biopsy. Controversy regarding the diagnostic yield of these biopsy techniques continues. The purpose of this article is to summarize the current concepts in the biopsy of musculoskeletal tumors. We performed a literature review of clinical articles reporting on the biopsy of bone and soft-tissue primary tumors. Clinical articles were excluded on the basis on abstract content if they represented case reports, review or opinion articles, or technique descriptions. Eighteen of the thirty-nine articles that remained were excluded because the results did not indicate the diagnostic accuracy of the various biopsy techniques. Thus, twenty-one articles with diagnostic data on the biopsy of bone and soft-tissue tumors were included in this review. Core needle biopsy appeared to be more accurate than fine needle aspiration, and incisional biopsy appeared to be more accurate than both of these techniques, but the differences did not reach significance. Incisional biopsy was more expensive than the percutaneous biopsy methods. In deep musculoskeletal tumors, incorporation of ultrasonography or computed tomography for guidance is easy and safe and can be useful for increasing the accuracy of the biopsy. Advantages of a percutaneous technique compared with an incisional one are the low risk of contamination and the minimally invasive nature. Certain anatomic locations and histologic types were associated with diagnostic difficulty. Vertebral tumors had the lowest diagnostic accuracy regardless of the biopsy technique. Myxoid, infection, and round cell histologies were associated with the lowest diagnostic accuracy. The current literature has not clarified the optimal biopsy technique for the diagnosis of bone and soft-tissue tumors. However, core needle biopsy is usually preferable to incisional biopsy because of the low risk of contamination and the low cost. In addition, the

  4. Computed tomography guided needle biopsy: experience from 1,300 procedures

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    Chojniak, Rubens; Isberner, Rony Klaus; Viana, Luciana Marinho; Yu, Liao Shin; Aita, Alessandro Amorim; Soares, Fernando Augusto [Hospital do Cancer A.C. Camargo, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Dept. de Radiologia e Patologia

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    Context and objective: computed tomography (CT) guided biopsy is widely accepted as effective and safe for diagnosis in many settings. Accuracy depends on target organ and needle type. Cutting needles present advantages over fine needles. This study presents experience from CT guided biopsies performed at an oncology center. Design and setting: retrospective study at Hospital do Cancer A. C. Camargo, Sao Paulo.Methods: 1,300 consecutive CT guided biopsies performed between July 1994 and February 2000 were analyzed. Nodules or masses were suspected as primary malignancy in 845 cases (65%) or metastatic lesion in 455 (35%). 628 lesions were thoracic, 281 abdominal, 208 retroperitoneal, 134 musculoskeletal and 49 head/neck. All biopsies were performed by one radiologist or under his supervision: 765 (59%) with 22-gauge fine-needle/aspiration technique and 535 (41%) with automated 16 or 18-gauge cutting-needle biopsy. Results: adequate samples were obtained in 70-92% of fine-needle and 93-100% of cutting-needle biopsies. The specific diagnosis rates were 54-67% for fine-needle and 82-100% for cutting-needle biopsies, according to biopsy site. For any site, sample adequacy and specific diagnosis rate were always better for cutting-needle biopsy. Among 530 lung biopsies, there were 84 pneumothorax (16%) and two hemothorax (0.3%) cases, with thoracic drainage in 24 (4.9%). Among abdominal and retroperitoneal biopsies, there were two cases of major bleeding and one of peritonitis. Conclusion: both types of needle showed satisfactory results, but cutting-needle biopsy should be used when specific diagnosis is desired without greater incidence of complications. (author)

  5. Testicular biopsy

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  6. Gum biopsy

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    Biopsy - gingiva (gums) ... used to close the opening created for the biopsy. ... to eat for a few hours before the biopsy. ... Risks for this procedure include: Bleeding from the biopsy site Infection of the gums Soreness

  7. ROLE OF FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY IN DIAGNOSIS OF SOFT TISSUE TUMOURS; BENEFITS AND LIMITATIONS: A TWO YEAR RETROSPECTIVE STUDY

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND Soft tissues are the nonepithelial extraskeletal connective tissues of the body, excluding supporting tissues of the internal organs, glia and hematopoietic tissues. FNAC of soft tissue swelling is becoming more popular recently because of being minimally invasive technique, relatively cheap cost and safety along with fair specificity and sensitivity. AIM To review the role of FNAC in diagnosing soft tissue tumours and to establish cytological criteria for the most encountered STT. METHODS This retrospective study was done in Department of Pathology for a period two years. A total of 4508 FNA were performed. 104 aspirations were done from soft tissue swellings. Air dried and wet fixed smears were stained with Giemsa and Papanicolaou stain respectively. RESULTS Among 104 STT, 86 (82.3% were diagnosed as benign lesions while 18 cases (17.3% were malignant. Benign lesions-17 (16.3% patients were diagnosed as benign fibrous histiocytoma followed by ganglion cyst in 14(13.5% cases. 13 cases (12.5% were diagnosed as haemangioma while 9 cases (8.7% were categorized as benign spindle cell lesion. 6 cases (5.8% each of neurofibroma and GCT of tendon sheath were reported. 6 infants (5.8% were diagnosed as infantile fibromatosis. 5 cases (4.7% were reported as schwannoma. 3 cases (2.9% each of proliferative fasciitis and nodular fasciitis were diagnosed. There were 3 cases (2.9% reported as lymphangioma. One case (1% was diagnosed as desmoid fibromatosis. Malignant lesions-Among them, 3 cases (2.9% were reported as MFH. Biphasic synovial sarcoma was diagnosed in 2 patients (1.9%. 2 cases (1.9% were reported as low grade myxoid sarcoma. 1 case (1% was diagnosed as MPNST. GIST was diagnosed in 1(1% patient. One (1% of the patients presented with swelling in scapular region. This was categorized under malignant round cell tumour category. 8 cases (7.6% were diagnosed as undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma. CONCLUSION With adequate material, FNAC

  8. Comparison of Liver Biopsy Findings with the Digestive Disease Week Japan 2004 Scale for Diagnosis of Drug-Induced Liver Injury.

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    Tsutsui, Akemi; Nakanuma, Yasuni; Takaguchi, Kouichi; Nakamura, Satoko; Shibata, Hiroshi; Baba, Nobuyuki; Senoh, Tomonori; Nagano, Takuya; Ikeda, Hiroko

    2015-01-01

    The liver biopsy remains a valuable tool in the diagnosis of drug-induced liver injury (DILI). The Digestive Disease Week Japan 2004 (DDW-J) scale proposed as an objective tool for the diagnosis of DILI has been widely used in Japan. So far, the histological features have not been compared with DDW-J scale in detail. Herein, we examined the correlation between liver biopsy findings and clinical features, particularly DDW-J scales. A total of 80 patients with liver injuries of unknown cause were enrolled. Based on the histological findings, these cases were categorized into 3 groups: A (DILI was strongly suspected), B (DILI was suspected), and C (DILI should be considered in the differential diagnosis). Histological groups and DDW-J scale were moderately correlated (κ = 0.60). The mean total DDW-J scale scores were as follows: 4.89 for A, 3.26 for B, and 0.75 for C (p biopsy findings and DDW-J scale were well correlated, and the hepatocellular type of liver injuries was well coincided by both evaluations, though there were several discrepant cases, particularly in cholestatic type.

  9. Limitations of liver biopsy and non-invasive diagnostic tests for the diagnosis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease/nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

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    Sumida, Yoshio; Nakajima, Atsushi; Itoh, Yoshito

    2014-01-01

    It is estimated that 30% of the adult population in Japan is affected by nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Fatty changes of the liver are generally diagnosed using imaging methods such as abdominal ultrasonography (US) and computed tomography (CT), but the sensitivity of these imaging techniques is low in cases of mild steatosis. Alanine aminotransferase levels may be normal in some of these patients, warranting the necessity to establish a set of parameters useful for detecting NAFLD, and the more severe form of the disease, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Although liver biopsy is currently the gold standard for diagnosing progressive NASH, it has many drawbacks, such as sampling error, cost, and risk of complications. Furthermore, it is not realistic to perform liver biopsies on all NAFLD patients. Diagnosis of NASH using various biomarkers, scoring systems and imaging methods, such as elastography, has recently been attempted. The NAFIC score, calculated from the levels of ferritin, fasting insulin, and type IV collagen 7S, is useful for the diagnosis of NASH, while the NAFLD fibrosis score and the FIB-4 index are useful for excluding NASH in cases of advanced fibrosis. This article reviews the limitations and merits of liver biopsy and noninvasive diagnostic tests in the diagnosis of NAFLD/NASH. PMID:24574716

  10. Molecular imaging of melanin distribution in vivo and quantitative differential diagnosis of human pigmented lesions using label-free harmonic generation biopsy (Conference Presentation)

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    Sun, Chi-Kuang; Wei, Ming-Liang; Su, Yu-Hsiang; Weng, Wei-Hung; Liao, Yi-Hua

    2017-02-01

    Harmonic generation microscopy is a noninvasive repetitive imaging technique that provides real-time 3D microscopic images of human skin with a sub-femtoliter resolution and high penetration down to the reticular dermis. In this talk, we show that with a strong resonance effect, the third-harmonic-generation (THG) modality provides enhanced contrast on melanin and allows not only differential diagnosis of various pigmented skin lesions but also quantitative imaging for longterm tracking. This unique capability makes THG microscopy the only label-free technique capable of identifying the active melanocytes in human skin and to image their different dendriticity patterns. In this talk, we will review our recent efforts to in vivo image melanin distribution and quantitatively diagnose pigmented skin lesions using label-free harmonic generation biopsy. This talk will first cover the spectroscopic study on the melanin enhanced THG effect in human cells and the calibration strategy inside human skin for quantitative imaging. We will then review our recent clinical trials including: differential diagnosis capability study on pigmented skin tumors; as well as quantitative virtual biopsy study on pre- and post- treatment evaluation on melasma and solar lentigo. Our study indicates the unmatched capability of harmonic generation microscopy to perform virtual biopsy for noninvasive histopathological diagnosis of various pigmented skin tumors, as well as its unsurpassed capability to noninvasively reveal the pathological origin of different hyperpigmentary diseases on human face as well as to monitor the efficacy of laser depigmentation treatments. This work is sponsored by National Health Research Institutes.

  11. Comparison of Liver Biopsy Findings with the Digestive Disease Week Japan 2004 Scale for Diagnosis of Drug-Induced Liver Injury

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    Akemi Tsutsui

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The liver biopsy remains a valuable tool in the diagnosis of drug-induced liver injury (DILI. The Digestive Disease Week Japan 2004 (DDW-J scale proposed as an objective tool for the diagnosis of DILI has been widely used in Japan. So far, the histological features have not been compared with DDW-J scale in detail. Herein, we examined the correlation between liver biopsy findings and clinical features, particularly DDW-J scales. A total of 80 patients with liver injuries of unknown cause were enrolled. Based on the histological findings, these cases were categorized into 3 groups: A (DILI was strongly suspected, B (DILI was suspected, and C (DILI should be considered in the differential diagnosis. Histological groups and DDW-J scale were moderately correlated (κ=0.60. The mean total DDW-J scale scores were as follows: 4.89 for A, 3.26 for B, and 0.75 for C (p<0.05. While hepatocellular type was coincided in a majority of cases by histological and DDW-J scale evaluation, cholestatic type was not well coincided. In conclusion, biopsy findings and DDW-J scale were well correlated, and the hepatocellular type of liver injuries was well coincided by both evaluations, though there were several discrepant cases, particularly in cholestatic type.

  12. Aspiration pneumonia of mineral oil: a case report; Pneumonia por aspiracao de oleo mineral: relato de um caso

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    Malheiros, Noemia Reis; Costa Praxedes, Marcia da; Machado, Dianne Mello; Marchiori, Edson [Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi, RJ (Brazil). Hospital Universitario Antonio Pedro. Dept. de Radiologia; Morandi, Jose Laerte J.B. [Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi, RJ (Brazil). Hospital Universitario Antonio Pedro. Dept. Materno-Infantil; Teixeira, Graca Helena M.C. [Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi, RJ (Brazil)

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    The authors report a case of 14 month-old boy with clinical features of dyspnea, cough and acrocyanosis following aspiration of mineral oil used in the treatment of partial small bowel obstruction by Ascaris lumbricoides. A chest roentgenogram was reported as extensive bilateral confluent consolidation that showed progressive improvement and the presence of a bilateral infiltration. The diagnosis of aspiration pneumonia of mineral oil was confirmed by lung biopsy. Radiological and anatomo pathological aspects are presented as well as a review of the medical literature about the case. (author). 6 refs., 3 figs.

  13. Evaluation of Demodex folliculorum as a Risk Factor for the Diagnosis of Rosacea In Skin Biopsies. Mexico's General Hospital (1975-2010)

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    Ríos-Yuil, Jose M; Mercadillo-Perez, Patricia

    2013-01-01

    Context: Rosacea significantly affects the quality of life and its pathophysiology is not well understood. It has been suggested that the presence of Demodex folliculorum in the affected skin could be related to the development of rosacea. Aims: To study the risk for association between the presence of D. folliculorum in skin biopsies and the diagnosis of rosacea. Settings and Design: Analytical, observational, retrospective, case–control study. Materials and Methods: Skin biopsies of patients diagnosed clinically as rosacea and the same number of controls were studied. The controls were selected among the facial skin biopsies that were not diagnosed as rosacea. All the slides were analyzed for the presence of D. folliculorum and the density of the infestation was assessed. Statistical Analysis Used: Absolute/relative frequencies, mean, standard deviation, odds ratio (OR), Chi square and Independent Student t-test with Epi Info v. 3.4.3®. Results: D. folliculorum was present in 80% of the skin biopsies of rosacea patients and in 30% of the controls. The risk of suffering rosacea was increased among persons infested with the mite (OR = 9.33 [95% confidence interval: 2.85-30.60]; P = 0.0001). The mean infestation density among the cases was 1.908 for every 10 high-power fields while it was 0.718 among the controls (P < 0.005). There were no statistically significant differences among the groups with regard to sex and age. Conclusions: The presence of D. folliculorum in skin biopsies is associated with the diagnosis of rosacea. The infestation density was increased among the patients with rosacea. PMID:23716816

  14. Evaluation of Demodex folliculorum as a risk factor for the diagnosis of rosacea in skin biopsies. Mexico′s general hospital (1975-2010

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    Jose M Ríos-Yuil

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Context: Rosacea significantly affects the quality of life and its pathophysiology is not well understood. It has been suggested that the presence of Demodex folliculorum in the affected skin could be related to the development of rosacea. Aims: To study the risk for association between the presence of D. folliculorum in skin biopsies and the diagnosis of rosacea. Settings and Design: Analytical, observational, retrospective, case-control study. Materials and Methods: Skin biopsies of patients diagnosed clinically as rosacea and the same number of controls were studied. The controls were selected among the facial skin biopsies that were not diagnosed as rosacea. All the slides were analyzed for the presence of D. folliculorum and the density of the infestation was assessed. Statistical Analysis Used: Absolute/relative frequencies, mean, standard deviation, odds ratio (OR, Chi square and Independent Student t-test with Epi Info v. 3.4.3͹ . Results: D. folliculorum was present in 80% of the skin biopsies of rosacea patients and in 30% of the controls. The risk of suffering rosacea was increased among persons infested with the mite (OR = 9.33 [95% confidence interval: 2.85-30.60]; P = 0.0001. The mean infestation density among the cases was 1.908 for every 10 high-power fields while it was 0.718 among the controls ( P < 0.005. There were no statistically significant differences among the groups with regard to sex and age. Conclusions: The presence of D. folliculorum in skin biopsies is associated with the diagnosis of rosacea. The infestation density was increased among the patients with rosacea.

  15. A Review of Inflammatory Processes of the Breast with a Focus on Diagnosis in Core Biopsy Samples

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    Full Text Available Inflammatory and reactive lesions of the breast are relatively uncommon among benign breast lesions and can be the source of an abnormality on imaging. Such lesions can simulate a malignant process, based on both clinical and radiographic findings, and core biopsy is often performed to rule out malignancy. Furthermore, some inflammatory processes can mimic carcinoma or other malignancy microscopically, and vice versa. Diagnostic difficulty may arise due to the small and fragmented sample of a core biopsy. This review will focus on the pertinent clinical, radiographic, and histopathologic features of the more commonly encountered inflammatory lesions of the breast that can be characterized in a core biopsy sample. These include fat necrosis, mammary duct ectasia, granulomatous lobular mastitis, diabetic mastopathy, and abscess. The microscopic differential diagnoses for these lesions when seen in a core biopsy sample will be discussed.

  16. The role of the multiparametric MRI in the diagnosis of prostate cancer in biopsy-naïve men

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    PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the role of prebiopsy multiparametric MRI in biopsy-naïve men for the detection of clinically significant prostate cancer. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent level 1 evidence shows that multiparametric MRI has high sensitivity and negative predictive value for the detection of clinically significant prostate cancer in biopsy-naïve men. Concurrent developments include important work in the standardization of MRI reporting. The low specificity and positive predictive value of ...

  17. The value of antibody-coated bacteria in tracheal aspirates for the diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia: a case-control study.

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    Ranzani, Otavio Tavares; Forte, Daniel Neves; Forte, Antonio Carlos; Mimica, Igor; Forte, Wilma Carvalho Neves

    2016-01-01

    Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the leading type of hospital-acquired infection in ICU patients. The diagnosis of VAP is challenging, mostly due to limitations of the diagnostic methods available. The aim of this study was to determine whether antibody-coated bacteria (ACB) evaluation can improve the specificity of endotracheal aspirate (EA) culture in VAP diagnosis. We conducted a diagnostic case-control study, enrolling 45 patients undergoing mechanical ventilation. Samples of EA were obtained from patients with and without VAP (cases and controls, respectively), and we assessed the number of bacteria coated with FITC-conjugated monoclonal antibodies (IgA, IgM, or IgG) or an FITC-conjugated polyvalent antibody. Using immunofluorescence microscopy, we determined the proportion of ACB among a fixed number of 80 bacteria. The median proportions of ACB were significantly higher among the cases (n = 22) than among the controls (n = 23)-IgA (60.6% vs. 22.5%), IgM (42.5% vs. 12.5%), IgG (50.6% vs. 17.5%), and polyvalent (75.6% vs. 33.8%)-p 95,0% e > 93,3%, respectivamente. O número de BRA em amostras de AT foi maior nos casos que nos controles. Nossos achados indicam que a avaliação de BRA no AT é uma ferramenta promissora para aumentar a especificidade do diagnóstico de PAVM. A técnica pode ser custo-efetiva e, portanto, útil em locais com poucos recursos, com as vantagens de minimizar resultados falso-positivos e evitar o tratamento excessivo.

  18. Evaluation of Demodex folliculorum as a Risk Factor for the Diagnosis of Rosacea In Skin Biopsies. Mexico's General Hospital (1975-2010).

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    Ríos-Yuil, Jose M; Mercadillo-Perez, Patricia

    2013-03-01

    Rosacea significantly affects the quality of life and its pathophysiology is not well understood. It has been suggested that the presence of Demodex folliculorum in the affected skin could be related to the development of rosacea. To study the risk for association between the presence of D. folliculorum in skin biopsies and the diagnosis of rosacea. Analytical, observational, retrospective, case-control study. Skin biopsies of patients diagnosed clinically as rosacea and the same number of controls were studied. The controls were selected among the facial skin biopsies that were not diagnosed as rosacea. All the slides were analyzed for the presence of D. folliculorum and the density of the infestation was assessed. Absolute/relative frequencies, mean, standard deviation, odds ratio (OR), Chi square and Independent Student t-test with Epi Info v. 3.4.3(®). D. folliculorum was present in 80% of the skin biopsies of rosacea patients and in 30% of the controls. The risk of suffering rosacea was increased among persons infested with the mite (OR = 9.33 [95% confidence interval: 2.85-30.60]; P = 0.0001). The mean infestation density among the cases was 1.908 for every 10 high-power fields while it was 0.718 among the controls (P rosacea. The infestation density was increased among the patients with rosacea.

  19. Reliability and validity of needle biopsy evaluation of breast-abnormalities using the B-categorization – design and objectives of the Diagnosis Optimisation Study (DIOS

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    Schmidt-Pokrzywniak Andrea

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The planned nationwide implementation of mammography screening 2007 in Germany will increase the occurrence of mammographically detected breast abnormalities. These abnormalities are normally evaluated by minimal invasive core biopsy. To minimize false positive and false negative histological findings, quality assurance of the pathological evaluation of the biopsies is essential. Various guidelines for quality assurance in breast cancer diagnosis recommend applying the B-classification for histopathological categorization. However, to date there are only few studies that reported results about reliability and validity of B-classification. Therefore, objectives of our study are to determine the inter- and intraobserver variability (reliability study and construct and predictive validity (validity study of core biopsy evaluation of breast abnormalities. This paper describes the design and objectives of the DIOS Study. Methods/Design All consecutive asymptomatic and symptomatic women with breast imaging abnormalities who are referred to the University Hospital of Halle for core breast biopsy over a period of 24 months are eligible. According to the sample size calculation we need 800 women for the study. All patients in the study population underwent clinical and radiological examination. Core biopsy is performed by stereotactic-, ultrasound- or magnetic resonance (MR guided automated gun method or vacuum assisted method. The histopathologic agreement (intra- and interobserver of pathologists and the histopathologic validity will be evaluated. Two reference standards are implemented, a reference pathologist and in case of suspicious or malignant findings the histopathologic result of excision biopsy. Furthermore, a self administrated questionnaire which contains questions about potential risk factors of breast cancer, is sent to the participants approximately two weeks after core biopsy. This enables us to run a case

  20. [Lymphatic metastasis in prostatic carcinoma. Diagnostic value of staging and transcutaneous needle biopsy].

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    Rothenberger, K; Hofstetter, A; Pfeifer, K J; Voeth, C; Pensel, J

    1980-09-11

    Methods of diagnosis in metastatic disease of patients with prostatic cancer are reported. There is a high rate of inaccuracy in lymphography. In 23 patients the technique of transperitoneal fine needle aspiration biopsy of retroperitoneal lymph nodes after lymphography was used. In 8 patients malignant cells were found while lymphography showed metastases only in 4 cases. In these 8 cases a staging-operation was not indicated.

  1. In-gantry MRI guided prostate biopsy diagnosis of prostatitis and its relationship with PIRADS V.2 based score.

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    Jyoti, Rajeev; Jina, Noel Hamesh; Haxhimolla, Hodo Z

    2017-04-01

    The recent literature has focussed predominantly on prostate cancer detection which has been revolutionized by multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI). Due to an overlap of features, prostatitis may mimic prostate cancer on MRI, especially in patients with chronic prostatitis. We retrospectively analysed our in-gantry MRI-guided biopsy (MRGB) results to determine incidental detection rate of prostatitis in Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PIRADS) 3, 4 and 5 foci reported on diagnostic MRI of the prostate. About 137 patients underwent in-gantry MRGB for lesions with PIRADS score of 3 or above. All the biopsies were performed utilizing the dynaTRIM™ system (Invio Inc, Germany) on a three-tesla MRI scanner (Ingenia 3.0T, Philips, Netherlands) by a Radiologist and a Urologist. We biopsied 228 lesions in 137 patients. There were 55 lesions that returned positive for prostate cancer with a Gleason Score of 3 + 3 = 6 or above. There were 62 lesions that showed inflammation. The distribution of these lesions was 3 (5%) in the central zone, 32 (52%) in the transitional zone and 27 (43%) in the peripheral zone. Inflammation was found in 36 (58%) PIRADS 3 lesions, 24 (39%) PIRADS 4 lesions and 2 (3%) PIRADS 5 lesions on pre biopsy MRI evaluation. In our series, biopsies which showed inflammation had a radiological appearance on mpMRI more likely of a PIRADS 3 or 4 lesions with only 3% of PIRADS 5 biopsies showing inflammation. This would suggest that a higher PIRADS score can more reliably differentiate between prostate cancer and prostatitis. © 2016 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.

  2. Ultrasound and ultrasound guided biopsy, CT and lymphography in the diagnosis of retroperitoneal metastases in testicular cancer

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    Damgaard-Pedersen, K; von der Maase, H

    1991-01-01

    A retrospective study of bipedal lymphography (BL), computed tomography (CT) and ultrasonography (US) of retroperitoneal lymph nodes has been carried out in 95 patients with newly diagnosed testicular cancer. Twenty-one patients had abnormal lymph nodes at the time of staging. The diagnostic...... findings and 5 verified benign lesions. US represents a cheap and accurate alternative to CT in the detection of metastatic retroperitoneal lymph nodes. US and US-guided biopsy is indicated supplementary to CT in cases with borderline enlarged nodes on CT. Furthermore, US-guided biopsy should always...

  3. Antibodies in the diagnosis of coeliac disease: a biopsy-controlled, international, multicentre study of 376 children with coeliac disease and 695 controls.

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    Full Text Available Diagnosis of coeliac disease (CD relies on a combination of clinical, genetic, serological and duodenal morphological findings. The ESPGHAN suggested that biopsy may not be necessary in all cases. New guidelines include omission of biopsy if the concentration of CD-specific antibodies exceeds 10 times the upper limit of normal (10 ULN and other criteria are met. We analysed the 10 ULN criterion and investigated multiple antibody-assays. Serum was collected from 1071 children with duodenal biopsy (376 CD patients, 695 disease-controls. IgA-antibodies to tissue transglutaminase (IgA-aTTG, IgG-antibodies to deamidated gliadin peptides (IgG-aDGL and IgA-endomysium antibodies (IgA-EMA were measured centrally. We considered 3 outcomes for antibody test procedures utilizing IgA-aTTG and/or IgG-aDGL: positive (≥10 ULN, recommend gluten-free diet, negative (90% and PPV/NPV >95%. These stringent conditions were met for appropriate antibody-procedures over a prevalence range of 9-57%. By combining IgG-aDGL with IgA-aTTG, one could do without assaying total IgA. The PPV of IgG-aDGL was estimated to be extremely high, although more studies are necessary to narrow down the LCB. The proportion of patients requiring a biopsy was <11%. The procedures were either equivalent or even better in children <2 years compared to older children. All 310 of the IgA-aTTG positive children were also IgA-EMA positive. Antibody-assays could render biopsies unnecessary in most children, if experienced paediatric gastroenterologists evaluate the case. This suggestion only applies to the kits used here and should be verified for other available assays. Confirming IgA-aTTG positivity (≥10 ULN by EMA-testing is unnecessary if performed on the same blood sample. Prospective studies are needed.

  4. Predictive value of hepatic ultrasound, liver biopsy, and duodenal tube test in the diagnosis of extrahepatic biliary atresia in Serbian infants.

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    Boskovic, Aleksandra; Kitic, Ivana; Prokic, Dragan; Stankovic, Ivica; Grujic, Blagoje

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    Extrahepatic biliary atresia (EHBA) is the most important cause of neonatal cholestasis. The validity of different diagnostic methods in the diagnosis of EHBA in developed countries has been presented elsewhere, but data from developing countries with low national incomes are scarce. The aim of this study was to investigate the relative accuracy and roles of abdominal ultrasonography, duodenal tube test (DTT), and liver biopsy in the diagnosis of EHBA in Serbia. The study included 156 infants with cholestasis admitted at the Mother and Child Health Care Institute. Data were collected according to the medical records observation technique. Extrahepatic biliary atresia was diagnosed in 72 of 156 infants with cholestasis. The frequency was insignificantly higher in females than in males (1.25:1). Most patients were diagnosed prior to 60 days of life (median 58, range 30-67). In a group of 156 infants with cholestasis, 109 had ultrasound, liver biopsy, duodenal tube test, and intraoperative cholangiography done. Liver biopsy confirmed surgical disease in 71/109 patients and denied it in 38/109 patients (sensitivity- Sn 98%, specificity- Sp 100%, diagnostic efficiency of test- DgEf 99.08%). Duodenal tube test had Sn 97%, Sp 72%, and DgEf 88.99%, and the ultrasound findings showed Sn 78%, Sp 81%, and DgEf 77.92%. Five-year survival rate after Kasai operation was 76%. A well-coordinated multidisciplinary approach is required in the assessment of suspected cases of biliary atresia. Histology examination of biopsy specimens is an integral part of the diagnostic algorithm and, therefore, plays a pivotal role in the diagnostic evaluation of this disease.

  5. Endometrial biopsy

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    Biopsy - endometrium ... The biopsy is normal if the cells in the sample are not abnormal. ... Risks of endometrial biopsy include: Infection Causing a hole in (perforating) the uterus or tearing the cervix (rarely occurs) Prolonged bleeding Slight spotting ...

  6. Bladder biopsy

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    Biopsy - bladder ... A bladder biopsy can be done as part of a cystoscopy . Cystoscopy is a telescopic examination of the inside of the ... informed consent form before you have a bladder biopsy. In most cases, you are asked to urinate ...

  7. Nerve biopsy

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    Biopsy - nerve ... A nerve biopsy is most often done on a nerve in the ankle, forearm, or along a rib. The health care ... feel a prick and a mild sting. The biopsy site may be sore for a few days ...

  8. Biopsy - polyps

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    Polyp biopsy ... are treated is the colon. How a polyp biopsy is done depends on the location: Colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy explores the large bowel Colposcopy-directed biopsy examines the vagina and cervix Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) or ...

  9. Liver biopsy

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    Biopsy - liver; Percutaneous biopsy ... the biopsy needle to be inserted into the liver. This is often done by using ultrasound. The ... the chance of damage to the lung or liver. The needle is removed quickly. Pressure will be ...

  10. A feasible strategy of preimplantation genetic diagnosis for carriers with chromosomal translocation: Using blastocyst biopsy and array comparative genomic hybridization

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    Chu-Chun Huang

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    Conclusion: Our study demonstrates an effective PGD strategy with promising outcomes. Blastocyst biopsy can retrieve more genetic material and may provide more reliable results, and aCGH offers not only detection of chromosomal translocation but also more comprehensive analysis of 24 chromosomes than traditional FISH. More cases are needed to verify our results and this strategy might be considered in general clinical practice.

  11. When is a biopsy-proven diagnosis necessary before stereotactic ablative radiotherapy for lung cancer?: A decision analysis.

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    Louie, Alexander V; Senan, Suresh; Patel, Pretesh; Ferket, Bart S; Lagerwaard, Frank J; Rodrigues, George B; Salama, Joseph K; Kelsey, Christopher; Palma, David A; Hunink, Myriam G

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    The practice of treating a solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) suspicious for stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) in the absence of pathology is growing. In the absence of randomized evidence, the appropriate prior probability threshold of lung cancer of when such a strategy is warranted can be informed using decision analysis. A decision tree and Markov model were constructed to evaluate the relative merits of surveillance, a PET scan-directed SABR strategy (without pathology), or a PET scan-biopsy-SABR strategy, when faced with an SPN at different prior probabilities for lung cancer. Diagnostic characteristics, as well as disease, treatment, and toxicity parameters, were extracted from the literature. Deterministic analysis and probabilistic sensitivity analyses were performed to inform the appropriate lung cancer prior probability threshold between treatment strategies. In the reference case analysis, the prior probability threshold between surveillance and PET scan-biopsy-SABR was 17.0%; between PET scan-directed SABR and PET scan-biopsy-SABR, the threshold was 85.0%. The latter finding was confirmed on probabilistic sensitivity analysis (85.2%; 95% CI, 80.0% to 87.2%). This predicted lung cancer prior probability threshold was most sensitive to the diagnostic sensitivity of transthoracic biopsy (range, 77.2% to 94.0%) and the detection rate of false negatives on CT scan surveillance (range, 82.4% to 92.3%). This model suggests that if there are concerns about morbidity related to biopsy for an SPN, a PET scan-directed SABR strategy is warranted when the prior probability of lung cancer exceeds a point estimate of 85%.

  12. Percutaneous computed tomography-guided biopsy of the lung: data from a hospital; Biopsia pulmonar percutanea guiada por tomografia computadorizada: dados de um hospital

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    Carazzai, Emilio Humberto; Rossi, Marcelo D' Andrea [Maximagem Diagnosticos por Imagem, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Andreosi, Maristela [Hospital Beneficencia Portuguesa, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Gonzalez, Fabio Mota; Tornin, Olger de Souza [Hospital Heliopolis, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)]. E-mail: olger1@uol.com.br; Gonzalez, Sandra de Quadros Uzeda [Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP/EPM), SP (Brazil)

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    Objective: to present the experience of Santa Cecilia Hospital (Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil) radiology service in the handling of computed tomography-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy and percutaneous core biopsy of pulmonary lesions, analyzing their importance and associated complications. Materials and methods: one hundred and sixty-eight computed tomography-guided biopsies were performed in 84 men and 84 women. Sixty-four patients underwent fine-needle aspiration biopsy, 68 underwent percutaneous core biopsy and 36 patients underwent both techniques. Results: pneumothorax occurred in 38 patients, and pulmonary hemorrhage in then cases. The biopsied lesions ranged in size from 0.5 to 15 cm. The diagnosis was achieved at the first attempt in 132 cases and at the second attempt, in ten cases. Conclusion: the accuracy of fine-needle aspiration and percutaneous core biopsies depends both on the size of the lesion and the patient's cooperation. These techniques are relatively safe and present a high diagnostic accuracy when performed by an experienced professional. (author)

  13. [Advances in diagnosis of pulmonary sarcoidosis].

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    Ziora, Dariusz; Jastrzębski, Dariusz; Labus, Łukasz

    2012-01-01

    Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease that primarily affects the lung and lymphatic systems of the body. The diagnosis of sarcoidosis is established on the basis of compatible clinical and radiologic findings, supported by histologic evidence in one or more organs of noncaseating epithelioid-cell granulomas. A diagnosis of sarcoidosis is reasonably certain without biopsy in patients who present with Löfgren's syndrome. In confirmation of sarcoidosis scale lymph node biopsy, endobronchial biopsy, mediastinoscopy, blind tranbronchial needle aspiration and transbronchial lung biopsy or broncho-alveolar lavage were used with diagnostic yields between 60-85%. At present in stage I and II of sarcoidosis the novel technics such as Endoscopic ultrasound-guided, fine-needle aspiration of intrathoracic lymph nodes (EBUS-FNA) and esophageal ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) are performed. The combination of these two methods has been reported to provide a diagnostic yield of above 83-90% with about 100% specificity and may obviate the need for mediastinoscopy.

  14. Comparison of cytologic accuracy of endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration using needle suction versus no suction

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    Harris, Kassem; Maroun, Rabih; Attwood, Kristopher; Chalhoub, Michel

    2015-01-01

    Background and Objectives: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a relatively new procedure initially used for lung cancer diagnosis, staging and re-staging and extended to benign diseases such as sarcoidosis and other mediastinal lesions. Previously, multiple studies evaluated the use of needle biopsy with no aspiration that did not change the diagnostic accuracy compared with needle biopsy aspiration. Materials and Methods: All adult subjects who were scheduled to undergo EBUS-TBNA to sample mediastinal lesions were eligible. We evaluated two methods of sampling mediastinal lesions. The first method was the application of negative pressure syringe for needle suction aspiration. The second was with no suction. For every patient and every biopsy site in the same patient, we had two samples using each method. Results: Among the 26 participants, 24 patients had adequate tissue using both methods (92.3%, P = 1.00). Among the 24 patients with adequate tissue using both methods, 14 patients (58.3%) had benign pathology using both methods, whereas ten patients (41.7%) had malignant pathology using both methods (P = 1.00). Among the 32 sites that were sampled, 30 sites had adequate tissue using both methods (93.8%, P = 1.00). Among the thirty sites with adequate tissue using both methods, 17 (56.7%) had benign pathology using both methods; 12 (40.0%) had malignant pathology using both methods; and one site (3.3%) had malignant pathology using suction, but benign pathology using no suction (P = 1.00). Conclusion: In patients undergoing EBUS-TBNA to sample mediastinal lesions, the diagnostic yield with the application of suction to needle biopsy was not statistically significant compared to no suction. PMID:26020045

  15. Liver Biopsy

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    ... Series Urinary Tract Imaging Urodynamic Testing Virtual Colonoscopy Liver Biopsy What is a liver biopsy? A liver biopsy is a procedure that involves ... organ, has many important functions. Why is a liver biopsy performed? A health care provider will perform a ...

  16. Ecotoxicological diagnosis of striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) from the Mediterranean basin by skin biopsy and gene expression approach.

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    Panti, Cristina; Spinsanti, Giacomo; Marsili, Letizia; Casini, Silvia; Frati, Francesco; Fossi, Maria Cristina

    2011-11-01

    Mediterranean cetacean odontocetes are exposed to environmental stress, in particular to persistent organic pollutants, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and trace elements. In the present study, the response of "gene-expression biomarkers" was evaluated in Mediterranean striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) skin biopsies collected in three sampling areas: Pelagos sanctuary (Ligurian sea), Ionian sea, and Strait of Gibraltar. The mRNA levels of five putative biomarker genes (aryl hydrocarbon receptor, E2F-1 transcription factor, cytochrome P450 1A, estrogen receptor 1, and heat shock protein 70) were measured for the first time by quantitative real-time PCR in cetacean skin biopsies. The different responses of most of the genes reflected contamination levels in the three sampling areas. Pelagos sanctuary dolphins appeared to be the most exposed to toxicological stress, having the highest up-regulation of CYP1A and AHR. Moreover, a cluster analysis distinguished the populations on the basis of the gene expression biomarker used in our study, showing different pattern between Mediterranean sea and Strait of Gibraltar. Our results suggest that this molecular approach applied to non-destructive biopsy material is a powerful diagnostic tool for evaluating ecotoxicological impact on cetacean populations.

  17. Diagnosis of prostate cancer in patients with persistently elevated PSA and tumor-negative biopsy in ambulatory care. Performance of MR imaging in a multi-reader environment

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    Scheidler, J. [Radiologisches Zentrum Muenchen-Pasing, Muenchen (Germany); Weoeres, I.; Scharf, M.; Siebels, M. [Urologische Gemeinschaftspraxis Pasing (Germany); Brinkschmidt, C. [Gemeinschaftspraxis Pathologie, Starnberg (Germany); Zeitler, H.; Heuck, A. [Radiologisches Zentrum Muenchen (Germany); Panzer, S. [Unfallklinik Murnau (Germany). Radiologie

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    Purpose: False-negative results are obtained in approx. 20 % of prostate cancer (PCa) patients (pts) at initial systematic transrectal biopsy (Bx), in particular when digital rectal examination (DRE) or transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) is negative. The aim of this study was to assess whether MR endorectal imaging of the prostate in a multi-reader ambulatory care setting may assist in patient selection for re-biopsy. Materials and Methods: 115 consecutive pts with persistent PSA elevation, negative Bx, DRE and TRUS were examined using T2w axial and coronal and T1w axial sequences for tumor diagnosis. MR images were prospectively read as tumor-suspicious or tumor-negative by the MR radiologist on duty. Additionally, a retrospective readout of a prostate MR expert and an abdominal imaging fellowship-trained radiologist was performed to evaluate the effect of the reader's experience on tumor detection. Imaging findings were compared to the results of the repeat Bx (61 pts) or the clinical course of at least two years. Results: For the prospective reading, the sensitivity of MRI was 83 %, the specificity was 69 %, the PPV was 33 % and the NPV was 96 %. ROC analysis revealed a significantly better performance of the prostate MR imaging expert compared to the abdominal imaging radiologist (area under ROC 0.88 vs. 0.66, p < 0.001). Based on the prospective reading, a pre-test probability for PCa of 17.4 % as in our study can be reduced to 5 % when obtaining a tumor-negative result in MRI. Conclusion: MR imaging in a multi-reader ambulatory care setting assists in patient selection for re-biopsy. Reducing the post-test probability for PCa to 5 % allows for further follow-up instead of re-biopsy in MR tumor-negative patients. Specific training and experience improve tumor detection in prostate MR imaging. (orig.)

  18. Xpert MTB/RIF assay can be used on archived gastric aspirate and induced sputum samples for sensitive diagnosis of paediatric tuberculosis.

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    Singh, Sarman; Singh, Amit; Prajapati, Suneel; Kabra, Sushil K; Lodha, Rakesh; Mukherjee, Aparna; Singh, Varinder; Hesseling, Anneke C; Grewal, Harleen M S

    2015-09-29

    Tuberculosis (TB) in children is neglected, mainly due to lack of sensitive diagnostic tools. Recently Xpert MTB/RIF assay has revolutionized the diagnostic field, but its usefulness in pediatric TB has not been reported from India and no report is available on its use on long term archived samples. We recruited 130 pediatric patients with probable intrathoracic tuberculosis and their gastric aspirate (GA) and induced sputum (IS) samples on 2 consecutive days were collected between January 2009 and December 2012. All samples (n = 520) were subjected to smear examination, BACTEC-MGIT culture and in-house multiplex PCR. An aliquot of each sample was stored at -80 °C and tested in Xpert MTB/RIF assay in 2013. Sample wise and patient wise detection rate of smear microscopy was 4.4 % and 10 %, while for BACTEC-MGIT culture this rate was 24.4 % and 46.9 %, respectively. Of the 130 day 1 GA samples, 31.5 % and 27.7 % day 2 GA samples were culture positive. Only 17.7 % GA samples were positive on both days. Of the 130 IS samples collected on day 1 and day 2, 15.4 % and 23.1 % samples were culture positive. A combination of GA and IS yielded best results. Combining both GA and IS, the overall sensitivity of Xpert MTB/RIF on smear and culture positive samples was 95.6 %. In smear negative and culture positive samples its sensitivity was 62.5 %. The duration of sample storage impacted the Xpert MTB/RIF test performance (p = 0.0001). In smear positive samples stored for 650-849 days, its sensitivity was 85.7 % and 77.1 % for IS and GA samples which dropped to 33.3 % and 50 %, respectively, if stored for more than 1050 days. Confirmatory diagnosis of tuberculosis particularly in children is a medical challenge. No laboratory or radiological test can reach to a satisfactory level of diagnostic sensitivity. However, in this study we found that combination of multiple samples and multiple diagnostic tests can give much better yield, though not optimum. In present study

  19. The Role of Biopsy in Pediatric Dermatopathology

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    Fatma Şule Afşa

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Background and Design: Pediatric dermatology is characterized by skin disorders which have frequencies different from those in adults. Skin biopsies are necessary for differential diagnosis and clinicopathologic correlation is very important. The aim of this study was to evaluate retrospectively the pediatric dermatology cases in whom biopsy was performed for differential diagnosis and to investigate the contribution of biopsy to diagnosis of skin disorders. Material and Methods: The cases from whom biopsy was taken in the pediatric dermatology clinic during a three-year period were evaluated retrospectively for pre-diagnoses, biopsy diagnoses, and success of biopsies.Results: Two hundred thirteen (1.7% skin biopsies had been taken from a total of 12420 patients. Henoch-Schönlein purpura, psoriasis, pityriasis lichenoides, pityriasis rosea, lichen planus, pityriasis rubra pilaris, erythema multiforme, atopic dermatitis, granuloma annulare, and pigmented purpuric dermatosis were the most frequent skin disorders diagnosed dermatopathologically. In a total of 120 (56.3% cases, the biopsy diagnosis was within the pre-diagnosis and a biopsy consistency was present. In 25 (11.7% cases, biopsy had no contribution to the differential diagnosis. An absolutely different diagnosis which was incompatible with the pre-diagnosis had been reported in 10 (4.6% cases. Conclusion: In pediatric dermatology, skin biopsy is very helpful for the differential diagnosis. An easy biopsy procedure for the patient, an effective designation of biopsy indication, a good dermatopathologic correlation and an experienced team of pediatric dermatopathology increase the success of skin biopsies.

  20. Punção aspirativa por agulha fina para diagnóstico de mastocitoma em cães Fine needle aspiration for diagnosis of mast cell tumors in dogs

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    Full Text Available Fine needle aspiration (FNA associated with the cytological diagnosis mast cell tumor is a widely employed technique in human medicine, but it is still underused in veterinary medicine. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the efficacy of FNA technique for the diagnosis of mast cell tumors in dogs. Over one year period all dogs referred to the Veterinary Hospital of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais with tumor-like formations of the skin were submitted to FNA. In order to detect metastasis, both skin lesions and the regional lymph nodes were subjected to FNA. After surgical removal of the lesions, histological examination indicated a complete agreement with the cytological diagnosis. In conclusion, FNA technique is a good choice for diagnosis of mast cell tumors in dogs. In addition, FNA allows an adequate and early therapeutic planning.

  1. Assessment of the Xpert MTB/RIF assay for diagnosis of tuberculosis with gastric lavage aspirates in children in sub-Saharan Africa: a prospective descriptive study.

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    Bates, Matthew; O'Grady, Justin; Maeurer, Markus; Tembo, John; Chilukutu, Lophina; Chabala, Chishala; Kasonde, Richard; Mulota, Peter; Mzyece, Judith; Chomba, Mumba; Mukonda, Lukundo; Mumba, Maxwell; Kapata, Nathan; Rachow, Andrea; Clowes, Petra; Hoelscher, Michael; Mwaba, Peter; Zumla, Alimuddin

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    Rapid and accurate diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in children remains challenging because of difficulties in obtaining sputum samples and the paucibacillary nature of the disease. The Xpert MTB/RIF assay is useful for rapid diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis with sputum and nasopharyngeal samples. We assessed this assay for the detection of tuberculosis and multidrug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis with gastric lavage aspirate (GLA) samples in children admitted to hospital. We did a prospective study to assess the sensitivity and specificity of the Xpert MTB/RIF assay with GLA samples for the detection of pulmonary tuberculosis and MDR tuberculosis in new paediatric inpatient admissions at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia. Children aged 15 years or younger were recruited between June, 2011, and May, 2012. GLA and sputum were analysed by standard smear-microscopy, mycobacterial growth indicator tube (MGIT) culture, MGIT drug-susceptibility testing, and the Xpert MTB/RIF assay. Sensitivity of the Xpert MTB/RIF assay was assessed with the Pearson χ(2) or Fishers exact test. Of 930 children, 142 produced sputum and GLA was obtained from 788 non-sputum producers. Culture-positive tuberculosis was identified in 58 (6·2%) of 930 children: ten from sputum producers and 48 from GLA of non-sputum producers. The sensitivity and specificity of the Xpert MTB/RIF assay were similar: sensitivity was 68·8% (95% CI 53·6-80·9) for GLA versus 90·0% (54·1-99·5; p=0·1649) for sputum samples; specificity was 99·3% (98·3-99·8) for GLA and 98·5% (94·1-99·7; p=0·2871) for sputum samples. The Xpert MTB/RIF assay detected an extra 28 tuberculosis cases compared with smear microscopy and was significantly more sensitive than smear microscopy for both sputum (90·0% [54·1-99·5] vs 30·0% [8·1-64·6], p=0·01) and GLA (68·8% [53·6-80·9] vs 25·0% [14·1-40·0], p<0·0001). The assay load did not differ significantly by sample type (p=0·791). 22 children

  2. Aspiration pneumonia in children: an iconographic essay.

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    de Oliveira, Gabriel Antonio; Pessanha, Laís Bastos; Guerra, Luiz Felipe Alves; Martins, Diego Lima Nava; Rondina, Ronaldo Garcia; Silva, Jamine Ronacher Passos

    2015-01-01

    In most cases of aspiration pneumonia in children, the disease is specific to this age group. Clinical and radiological correlation is essential for the diagnosis. The present pictorial essay is aimed at showing typical images of the most common etiologies.

  3. Measurements of CFTR-mediated Cl- secretion in human rectal biopsies constitute a robust biomarker for Cystic Fibrosis diagnosis and prognosis.

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    Marisa Sousa

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Cystic Fibrosis (CF is caused by ∼1,900 mutations in the CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR gene encoding for a cAMP-regulated chloride (Cl(- channel expressed in several epithelia. Clinical features are dominated by respiratory symptoms, but there is variable organ involvement thus causing diagnostic dilemmas, especially for non-classic cases. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: To further establish measurement of CFTR function as a sensitive and robust biomarker for diagnosis and prognosis of CF, we herein assessed cholinergic and cAMP-CFTR-mediated Cl(- secretion in 524 freshly excised rectal biopsies from 118 individuals, including patients with confirmed CF clinical diagnosis (n=51, individuals with clinical CF suspicion (n=49 and age-matched non-CF controls (n=18. Conclusive measurements were obtained for 96% of cases. Patients with "Classic CF", presenting earlier onset of symptoms, pancreatic insufficiency, severe lung disease and low Shwachman-Kulczycki scores were found to lack CFTR-mediated Cl(- secretion (<5%. Individuals with milder CF disease presented residual CFTR-mediated Cl(- secretion (10-57% and non-CF controls show CFTR-mediated Cl(- secretion ≥ 30-35% and data evidenced good correlations with various clinical parameters. Finally, comparison of these values with those in "CF suspicion" individuals allowed to confirm CF in 16/49 individuals (33% and exclude it in 28/49 (57%. Statistical discriminant analyses showed that colonic measurements of CFTR-mediated Cl(- secretion are the best discriminator among Classic/Non-Classic CF and non-CF groups. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Determination of CFTR-mediated Cl(- secretion in rectal biopsies is demonstrated here to be a sensitive, reproducible and robust predictive biomarker for the diagnosis and prognosis of CF. The method also has very high potential for (pre-clinical trials of CFTR-modulator therapies.

  4. Issues in the interpretation of breast core biopsies.

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    Shousha, Sami

    2003-07-01

    Core biopsies are now widely used for the nonoperative diagnosis of breast masses and microcalcifications and have replaced fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology for most lesions in many centers. In the United Kingdom, a scoring system of 5 reporting categories, B1-B5, has been adopted, which is to some extent similar to that used in the interpretation of breast FNA. This article is based on the practice at Charing Cross Hospital, London, which is a major regional breast screening and treatment center covering the West of London area; as well as on a thorough review of the contemporary literature. It begins by discussing issues related to the adoption of the technique and to handling core biopsies, followed by a brief presentation of the reporting categories. The article then deals with some commonly encountered diagnostic problems.

  5. Fast, sensitive and specific diagnosis of infections with Leishmania spp. in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded skin biopsies by cytochrome b polymerase chain reaction.

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    Gebhardt, M; Ertas, B; Falk, T M; Blödorn-Schlicht, N; Metze, D; Böer-Auer, A

    2015-11-01

    Northern spread of sandflies and Leishmania spp. has been observed in Europe. Diagnosis can be difficult owing to the various clinical manifestations. Species identification is important for patient management and therapy. Molecular diagnostics is increasingly used for pan-Leishmania detection but species identification remains challenging in formalin-fixed material. To apply cytochrome b (cytb) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and sequencing for identification of Leishmania species on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) skin biopsies; and to identify species-specific histological patterns. Sixty-nine biopsies (48 patients) diagnosed with leishmaniasis based on the presence of amastigotes in the tissue (n = 41) or granulomatous infiltrates with positive pan-Leishmania real-time PCR (n = 28) were analysed with cytb PCR, sequencing and phylogenetic analysis. Histological sections were analysed; epidemiological data were collected. Cytb PCR identified Leishmania in all specimens: L. infantum (79%), L. major (8%), L. panamensis (4%), L. tropica (4%), L. killicki (2%) and L. aethiopica (2%). Of the detected species 95% were endemic to the country in which the infection was acquired. Amastigotes were found in 59%. Infiltrates were mainly tuberculoid granulomatous (65%), interstitial (15%) and sarcoidal (10%). Pseudolymphomatous features and pseudocarcinomatous hyperplasia were more common in L. major infections than in L. infantum (P biopsies. Leishmania infantum is the main cause of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Germany. Tuberculoid granulomas, other types of granulomas and pseudolymphomatous infiltrates may be encountered; the latter being indicative of infection with L. major. © 2015 British Association of Dermatologists.

  6. Scalp Melanoma Diagnosed by Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in a Tertiary Health Center

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    Full Text Available Melanoma is one of the most aggressive malignant skin neoplasms worldwide with more than 20% of world melanoma seen in black Africa and Asia. Late presentation due to ignorance, poverty, and lack of adequate health facility in Nigeria is always the norms. We present this case report because of precision in diagnosis, using fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC to reemphasize that the technique is cheap, cost effective, and quick that can reduce the burden of incisional biopsy before definitive surgery and improve early detection of the disease especially in developing countries.

  7. Scalp Melanoma Diagnosed by Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in a Tertiary Health Center.

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    Zarami, A B; Satumari, N A; Ahmed, M

    2015-01-01

    Melanoma is one of the most aggressive malignant skin neoplasms worldwide with more than 20% of world melanoma seen in black Africa and Asia. Late presentation due to ignorance, poverty, and lack of adequate health facility in Nigeria is always the norms. We present this case report because of precision in diagnosis, using fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) to reemphasize that the technique is cheap, cost effective, and quick that can reduce the burden of incisional biopsy before definitive surgery and improve early detection of the disease especially in developing countries.

  8. Three cases of systemic amyloidosis successfully diagnosed by subcutaneous fat tissue biopsy of the hip

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    Full Text Available Masahisa Arahata,1 Shigeru Shimadoi,1 Satosi Yamatani,1 Shin-ichi Hayashi,2 Shigeharu Miwa,2 Hidesaku Asakura,3 Shinji Nakao4 1Department of Internal Medicine, Nanto Municipal Hospital, Nanto, 2Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama, Toyama, 3Department of Internal Medicine (III, 4Department of Cellular Transplantation Biology, Division of Cancer Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan Abstract: Fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the abdominal fat pad is considered to be a minimally invasive procedure for diagnosing systemic amyloidosis. However, this procedure is sometimes difficult and can be dangerous for elderly patients whose abdominal fat layer is thin because of malnutrition. In such cases, alternative diagnostic methods are required. We report three elderly patients with heart failure complicated by malnutrition. In all cases, electrocardiogram showed low voltage in the limb leads and a pseudoinfarct pattern in the chest leads, and echocardiography showed left ventricular wall thickening with granular sparkling appearance. These patients were suspected of having amyloid cardiomyopathy but could not undergo myocardial biopsies because of their poor conditions. After failed attempts at biopsy of the abdominal fat pad or the other organs, subcutaneous fat tissue biopsy over the hip led to the diagnosis of systemic amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy. The resultant diagnosis guided us to choose the appropriate treatment for the patients. This article illustrates that subcutaneous fat tissue biopsy of the hip could be a useful procedure for diagnosing systemic amyloidosis in elderly patients, particularly when a fat tissue biopsy of the abdomen is associated with a high risk of complications because of malnutrition. Keywords: systemic amyloidosis, amyloid cardiomyopathy, fine-needle aspiration biopsy, subcutaneous fat tissue, hip

  9. The value of liquid biopsy in diagnosis and monitoring of diffuse large b-cell lymphoma: recent developments and future potential.

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    Camus, Vincent; Jardin, Fabrice; Tilly, Herve

    2017-06-01

    Diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCL) represent a heterogeneous subset of non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) that demonstrate many molecular alterations and somatic mutations, all of which are targets for the recent development of biomarkers that use various molecular biological techniques. These non-invasive emerging biomarkers will be used in the next few years to better monitor the response to immunochemotherapeutic treatments with the aim of completely eradicating the disease in order to cure it. Areas covered: In this review, the authors conducted a literature search to identify and summarize the major advances in liquid biopsy techniques for DLBCL that are useful for diagnosis and monitoring minimal residual disease (MRD). The authors report on the major technological leaps represented by the main MRD tools (sequencing of clone-specific rearrangements of immunoglobulin genes and sequencing of somatic mutations in circulating tumor plasma DNA) and present the expected future developments and the impact of these new tools on clinical practice. Expert commentary: The monitoring of somatic mutations in tumor plasma cell-free DNA represents a promising tool for liquid biopsy, which will in the future allow non-invasive monitoring that will be used at any time to follow the response to the treatment.

  10. Molecular Endoscopic Ultrasound for Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

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    Pierre Cordelier

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration-biopsy is a safe and effective technique in diagnosing and staging of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. However its predictive negative value does not exceed 50% to 60%. Unfortunately, the majority of pancreatic cancer patients have a metastatic and/or a locally advanced disease (i.e., not eligible for curative resection which explains the limited access to pancreatic tissue specimens. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration-biopsy is the most widely used approach for cytological and histological material sampling in these situations used in up to two thirds of patients with pancreatic cancer. Based on this unique material, we and others developed strategies to improve the differential diagnosis between carcinoma and inflammatory pancreatic lesions by analysis of KRAS oncogene mutation, microRNA expression and methylation, as well as mRNA expression using both qRT-PCR and Low Density Array Taqman analysis. Indeed, differentiating pancreatic cancer from pseudotumoral chronic pancreatitis remains very difficult in current clinical practice, and endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration-biopsy analysis proved to be very helpful. In this review, we will compile the clinical and molecular advantages of using endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration-biopsy in managing pancreatic cancer.

  11. Molecular Endoscopic Ultrasound for Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

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    Bournet, Barbara [Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Center Rangueil, 1 avenue Jean Poulhès, TSA 50032, 31059 Toulouse Cedex 9 (France); INSERM U1037, University Hospital Center Rangueil, Toulouse (France); Pointreau, Adeline; Delpu, Yannick; Selves, Janick; Torrisani, Jerome [INSERM U1037, University Hospital Center Rangueil, Toulouse (France); Buscail, Louis, E-mail: buscail.l@chu-toulouse.fr [Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Center Rangueil, 1 avenue Jean Poulhès, TSA 50032, 31059 Toulouse Cedex 9 (France); INSERM U1037, University Hospital Center Rangueil, Toulouse (France); Cordelier, Pierre [INSERM U1037, University Hospital Center Rangueil, Toulouse (France)

    2011-02-24

    Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration-biopsy is a safe and effective technique in diagnosing and staging of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. However its predictive negative value does not exceed 50% to 60%. Unfortunately, the majority of pancreatic cancer patients have a metastatic and/or a locally advanced disease (i.e., not eligible for curative resection) which explains the limited access to pancreatic tissue specimens. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration-biopsy is the most widely used approach for cytological and histological material sampling in these situations used in up to two thirds of patients with pancreatic cancer. Based on this unique material, we and others developed strategies to improve the differential diagnosis between carcinoma and inflammatory pancreatic lesions by analysis of KRAS oncogene mutation, microRNA expression and methylation, as well as mRNA expression using both qRT-PCR and Low Density Array Taqman analysis. Indeed, differentiating pancreatic cancer from pseudotumoral chronic pancreatitis remains very difficult in current clinical practice, and endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration-biopsy analysis proved to be very helpful. In this review, we will compile the clinical and molecular advantages of using endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration-biopsy in managing pancreatic cancer.

  12. Excisional biopsy of suspected benign soft tissue tumors of the upper extremity: correlation between preoperative diagnosis and actual pathology

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    Sluijmer, Heleen C. E.; Becker, Stéphanie J. E.; Bossen, Jeroen K. J.; Ring, David

    2014-01-01

    Tumors of the upper extremity are common and mostly benign. However, the prevalence of discordant diagnosis of a solid hand tumor is less studied. The objectives of this retrospective study were (1) to determine the proportion of patients with a different (discrepant or discordant) pathological

  13. Low sensitivity of type VII collagen enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in epidermolysis bullosa acquisita: serration pattern analysis on skin biopsy is required for diagnosis.

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    Terra, J B; Jonkman, M F; Diercks, G F H; Pas, H H

    2013-07-01

    The type VII collagen (coll VII) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) has been reported to have high sensitivity (> 93%) and specificity (> 96%) for diagnosing epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) in patients who are seropositive on indirect immunofluorescence on salt-split skin (SSS). To investigate the added value of the coll VII ELISA in the laboratory diagnosis of SSS-positive and SSS-negative EBA and to correlate the ELISA index with disease episode. The coll VII ELISA was performed on banked sera of 28 patients with EBA: 15 SSS positive and 13 SSS negative. Sera from healthy blood donors (n = 17) and patients with other autoimmune blistering diseases (n = 29) served as controls. In four patients, the ELISA index was measured longitudinally. Serration pattern analysis by direct immunofluorescence has been prospectively performed since 2000 in 19 patients. The sensitivity in the SSS-positive group was 80% whereas it was 23% in the SSS-negative group. In the prospective EBA subset it was 45%. The sensitivity of u-serration pattern analysis on skin biopsy was 89%. Ten (53%) of these cases were seronegative with both ELISA and SSS, and would have been missed by serum analysis alone. Of the 46 control sera, one serum tested positive (specificity 97·8%). The coll VII ELISA correlated with disease activity over time in individual patients. The coll VII ELISA has limited added value in SSS-negative EBA cases. The ELISA test is valuable in differentiating EBA from antilaminin-332 mucous membrane pemphigoid and anti-p200 pemphigoid and in its ability to monitor patients with EBA serologically. U-serration pattern analysis on immunofluorescence skin biopsy is the gold standard for the diagnosis of EBA. © 2013 The Authors BJD © 2013 British Association of Dermatologists.

  14. Cycle of conception endometrial biopsy.

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    Wentz, A C; Herbert, C M; Maxson, W S; Hill, G A; Pittaway, D E

    1986-08-01

    Although controversial, the diagnosis of luteal phase inadequacy and its therapy may improve reproductive outcome, but an endometrial biopsy in the cycle of conception (COC) might theoretically interrupt an intrauterine pregnancy. Fifty-four biopsies obtained in the COC were identified, and patient outcome was documented. Eleven (20%) of the 54 women who underwent COC biopsy did not deliver viable infants. Two patients had ectopic pregnancies, and nine had early abortions, including one whose biopsy specimen contained an early implantation site and another with a trisomy 16 fetus. Although COC endometrial biopsy did not appear to increase the incidence of fetal wastage, biopsy information provided no predictive information suggestive of ultimate pregnancy outcome. Because no useful information is gained from a COC biopsy, we recommend either that pregnancy be avoided or a sensitive pregnancy test be employed for detection in a cycle in which a biopsy is to be performed.

  15. CD34/QBEND10 immunostaining in bone marrow biopsies: an additional parameter for the diagnosis and classification of myelodysplastic syndromes.

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    Baur, A S; Meugé-Moraw, C; Schmidt, P M; Parlier, V; Jotterand, M; Delacrétaz, F

    2000-02-01

    CD34/QBEND10 immunostaining has been assessed in 150 bone marrow biopsies (BMB) including 91 myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), 16 MDS-related AML, 25 reactive BMB, and 18 cases where RA could neither be established nor ruled out. All cases were reviewed and classified according to the clinical and morphological FAB criteria. The percentage of CD34-positive (CD34 +) hematopoietic cells and the number of clusters of CD34+ cells in 10 HPF were determined. In most cases the CD34+ cell count was similar to the blast percentage determined morphologically. In RA, however, not only typical blasts but also less immature hemopoietic cells lying morphologically between blasts and promyelocytes were stained with CD34. The CD34+ cell count and cluster values were significantly higher in RA than in BMB with reactive changes (p<0.0001 for both), in RAEB than in RA (p=0.0006 and p=0.0189, respectively), in RAEBt than in RAEB (p=0.0001 and p=0.0038), and in MDS-AML than in RAEBt (p<0.0001 and p=0.0007). Presence of CD34+ cell clusters in RA correlated with increased risk of progression of the disease. We conclude that CD34 immunostaining in BMB is a useful tool for distinguishing RA from other anemias, assessing blast percentage in MDS cases, classifying them according to FAB, and following their evolution.

  16. Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing and Sequencing Combined with Acid-Fast Staining in Needle Biopsy Lung Tissues for the Diagnosis of Smear-Negative Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

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    Jiang, Faming; Huang, Weiwei; Wang, Ye; Tian, Panwen; Chen, Xuerong; Liang, Zongan

    2016-01-01

    Smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) is common and difficult to diagnose. In this study, we investigated the diagnostic value of nucleic acid amplification testing and sequencing combined with acid-fast bacteria (AFB) staining of needle biopsy lung tissues for patients with suspected smear-negative PTB. Patients with suspected smear-negative PTB who underwent percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy between May 1, 2012, and June 30, 2015, were enrolled in this retrospective study. Patients with AFB in sputum smears were excluded. All lung biopsy specimens were fixed in formalin, embedded in paraffin, and subjected to acid-fast staining and tuberculous polymerase chain reaction (TB-PCR). For patients with positive AFB and negative TB-PCR results in lung tissues, probe assays and 16S rRNA sequencing were used for identification of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). The sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), negative predictive value (NPV), and diagnostic accuracy of PCR and AFB staining were calculated separately and in combination. Among the 220 eligible patients, 133 were diagnosed with TB (men/women: 76/57; age range: 17-80 years, confirmed TB: 9, probable TB: 124). Forty-eight patients who were diagnosed with other specific diseases were assigned as negative controls, and 39 patients with indeterminate final diagnosis were excluded from statistical analysis. The sensitivity, specificity, PPV, NPV, and accuracy of histological AFB (HAFB) for the diagnosis of smear-negative were 61.7% (82/133), 100% (48/48), 100% (82/82), 48.5% (48/181), and 71.8% (130/181), respectively. The sensitivity, specificity, PPV, and NPV of histological PCR were 89.5% (119/133), 95.8% (46/48), 98.3% (119/121), and 76.7% (46/60), respectively, demonstrating that histological PCR had significantly higher accuracy (91.2% [165/181]) than histological acid-fast staining (71.8% [130/181]), P pulmonary tuberculosis. For patients with positive histological AFB and

  17. Copper-measurement in a muscle-biopsy. A possible method for postmortem diagnosis of Menkes disease

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    Tønnesen, T.; Müller-Schauenburg, G.; Damsgaard, Else

    1986-01-01

    A 5-month-old boy showed severe delay in mental and motor development. His hair was normal. He died at 18 months from bronchopneumonia. Autopsy of the brain revealed meningo-cerebral angiodysplasia with tortuous vessels at the surface of the brain. This raised a suspicion of Menkes disease. A mus...... the first time copper-measurements in tissues have been used to establish a post-mortem diagnosis of Menkes disease....

  18. Diagnosis of sebaceous lymphadenoma by fine needle aspiration in a patient with Cowden syndrome: Case report and review of the literature

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    Tarek Jazaerly

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Sebaceous lymphadenoma (SLA is a rare benign tumor of the salivary gland that commonly arises in the parotid gland in adults. It is rarely diagnosed correctly preoperatively. In addition, to the best of our knowledge, SLA has not been described yet in the literature in association with Cowden′s syndrome (CS. We present an extremely rare case of parotid SLA that was diagnosed preoperatively by fine needle aspiration in a patient with CS.

  19. Biopsy in Musculoskeletal Tumors

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    Mohammad Gharehdaghi

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Diagnosis of bone tumors is based on careful evaluation of clinical, imaging and a pathologic findings. So the biopsy of bone and soft tissue sarcomas is the final step in evaluation and a fundamental step in the diagnosis of the lesion. It should not be performed as a shortcut to diagnosis (1. The biopsy should be performed in order to confirm the diagnosis and differentiate among few diagnoses after careful staged studies. Real and artificial changes in imaging studies will be superimposed after performing biopsy, which may alter the interpretation if done after biopsy is taken (1. The correct management of a sarcoma depends on the accurate diagnosis. Inadequate, inapprppriate, or inaccurate non-representative biopsy leads to poorer outcome in terms of survivorship and limb salvage. An incorrect, unplanned incision and biopsy may unnecessarily contaminate uninvolved compartments which may convert a salvageable limb to amputation. Anatomic approach along with the proper biopsy techniques may lead to success or catastrophe. It is clear that in patients with inappropriate biopsy, the chance of the need to change the treatment to more radical than would originally be expected is significantly higher. Also it is more probable to need to  convert curative to palliative treatment and to require adjuvant radiotherapy in patients with inappropriate biopsies. Patients with sarcoma are best served by early referral to a specialized center where staged investigations and biopsy can be performed with minimal morbidity (3. Open biopsy is still considered the gold standard; however, recent studies suggest comparable results with percutaneous core needle biopsy. Our study on 103 consecutive CNB and open biopsy showed comparable results as well. Surgeons need to answer to two questions prior to performing a biopsy: 1-          Where is the best part of the lesion to be biopsied? 2-          What is the safest route without contaminating

  20. Cold knife cone biopsy

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    ... biopsy; Pap smear - cone biopsy; HPV - cone biopsy; Human papilloma virus - cone biopsy; Cervix - cone biopsy; Colposcopy - cone biopsy Images Female reproductive anatomy Cold cone biopsy Cold cone removal References American ...

  1. Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing and Sequencing Combined with Acid-Fast Staining in Needle Biopsy Lung Tissues for the Diagnosis of Smear-Negative Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

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    Faming Jiang

    Full Text Available Smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB is common and difficult to diagnose. In this study, we investigated the diagnostic value of nucleic acid amplification testing and sequencing combined with acid-fast bacteria (AFB staining of needle biopsy lung tissues for patients with suspected smear-negative PTB.Patients with suspected smear-negative PTB who underwent percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy between May 1, 2012, and June 30, 2015, were enrolled in this retrospective study. Patients with AFB in sputum smears were excluded. All lung biopsy specimens were fixed in formalin, embedded in paraffin, and subjected to acid-fast staining and tuberculous polymerase chain reaction (TB-PCR. For patients with positive AFB and negative TB-PCR results in lung tissues, probe assays and 16S rRNA sequencing were used for identification of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM. The sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV, negative predictive value (NPV, and diagnostic accuracy of PCR and AFB staining were calculated separately and in combination.Among the 220 eligible patients, 133 were diagnosed with TB (men/women: 76/57; age range: 17-80 years, confirmed TB: 9, probable TB: 124. Forty-eight patients who were diagnosed with other specific diseases were assigned as negative controls, and 39 patients with indeterminate final diagnosis were excluded from statistical analysis. The sensitivity, specificity, PPV, NPV, and accuracy of histological AFB (HAFB for the diagnosis of smear-negative were 61.7% (82/133, 100% (48/48, 100% (82/82, 48.5% (48/181, and 71.8% (130/181, respectively. The sensitivity, specificity, PPV, and NPV of histological PCR were 89.5% (119/133, 95.8% (46/48, 98.3% (119/121, and 76.7% (46/60, respectively, demonstrating that histological PCR had significantly higher accuracy (91.2% [165/181] than histological acid-fast staining (71.8% [130/181], P < 0.001. Parallel testing of histological AFB staining and PCR showed the

  2. Extrapleural paravertebral CT guided fine needle biopsy of subcarinal lymph nodes

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    Tantawy, Wahid H., E-mail: tantawyw@yahoo.com [Radiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Egypt Abbassyia square, Cairo (Egypt); El-Gemeie, Emad H. [Pathology Department, National Cancer Institute, Fom El Khalige Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University (Egypt); Ibrahim, Ahmed S., E-mail: asibrahima@gmail.com [Radiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Egypt Abbassyia square, Cairo (Egypt); Mohamed, Mona A. [Radiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Egypt Abbassyia square, Cairo (Egypt)

    2012-10-15

    Purpose: To report our experience in CT guided extrapleural paravertebral subcarinal lymph biopsy using a thin 25 gauge (25 G) thin needle without the need of injection of saline to widen the mediastinum. Materials and methods: Biopsy was performed using a 25 G needle which was advanced lateral to the vertebral body between the endothoracic fascia and the parietal pleura to gain access to subcarinal lymph nodes. One hundred and forty one patients were included in the study (74 females, 57 males). No artificial widening of the mediastinum using saline injection was required. The study was performed in the presence of a cytopathologist; sensitivity and specificity rates were calculated. Complications were documented for each case especially for pneumothorax and haemorrhage. Results: Cytopathological diagnosis was reached in all cases. All re-aspirations were done in the same session to reach a primary diagnosis at the time of the biopsy. Imunophenotyping study was done in 94 cases to confirm the primary diagnosis and to classify the malignant lesions. No pneumothorax was encountered. Small haematomas were noted in 5 cases (3.5%). Cytopathology showed a sensitivity of 97.2% and specificity of 100%. By adding immunophenotyping a 100% sensitivity and specificity was achieved. Conclusion: Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) using a 25 gauge needle for subcarinal lymph nodes via a percutaneous extrapleural paravertebral CT guided approach is a safe, minimally invasive, and tolerable procedure yielding a high sensitivity and specificity rates without the need of artificial widening.

  3. Pancreatic metastasis in a case of small cell lung carcinoma: Diagnostic role of fine-needle aspiration cytology and immunocytochemistry

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    Dilip K Das

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Small cell lung carcinoma represents a group of highly malignant tumors giving rise to early and widespread metastasis at the time of diagnosis. However, the pancreas is a relatively infrequent site of metastasis by this neoplasm, and there are only occasional reports on its fine needle aspiration (FNA cytology diagnosis. A 66-year-old man presented with extensive mediastinal lymphadenopathy and a mass in the pancreatic tail. Ultrasound-guided FNA smears from the pancreatic mass contained small, round tumor cells with extensive nuclear molding. The cytodiagnosis was metastatic small cell carcinoma. Immunocytochemical staining showed that a variable number of neoplastic cell were positive for cytokeratin, chromogranin A, neurone-specific enolase and synaptophysin but negative for leukocyte common antigen. The trans-bronchial needle aspiration was non-diagnostic, but biopsy was suspicious of a small cell carcinoma. This case represents a rare metastatic lesion in the pancreas from small cell lung carcinoma, diagnosed by FNA cytology.

  4. Skin lesion aspiration

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  5. Claudin 4 identifies a wide spectrum of epithelial neoplasms and represents a very useful marker for carcinoma versus mesothelioma diagnosis in pleural and peritoneal biopsies and effusions.

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    Facchetti, Fabio; Lonardi, Silvia; Gentili, Francesca; Bercich, Luisa; Falchetti, Marcella; Tardanico, Regina; Baronchelli, Carla; Lucini, Laura; Santin, Alessandro; Murer, Bruno

    2007-09-01

    We evaluated the usefulness of the tight-junction associated protein Claudin 4 (CL-4) in the diagnosis of mesothelioma and mimickers, analyzing biopsies from 454 tumors, including 82 mesotheliomas, 336 carcinomas of different origin (278 primary, 58 metastatic to serosae), 36 nonepithelial spindle cell neoplasms, as well as 97 cytological samples from reactive effusions (12), mesothelioma (23) and metastatic carcinomas (62). CL-4 was consistently negative in normal and reactive mesothelium, as well as in all 82 mesotheliomas. In contrast, strong reactivity was found in 57/58 serosal metastasis, and in 245/278 primary carcinomas, with uppermost expression (150/153) in those most frequently involved in the differential with mesothelioma (lung, breast, gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, ovary, primary serous papillary carcinoma of peritoneum). On effusions, reactive and neoplastic mesothelial cells were regularly negative, while metastatic tumor cells stained positively in 60/62 (96.8%) cases. Among spindle cell neoplasms, only 2/9 biphasic synovial sarcomas and 4/4 follicular dendritic cell sarcomas stained positively. Results indicate that CL-4 reacts with the majority of epithelial neoplasms that often metastasize to serous membranes, representing a pancarcinoma marker with extremely high sensitivity and specificity. CL-4 may be considered a primary immunohistochemical reagent to rule out the diagnosis of mesothelioma.

  6. Punção aspirativa guiada por ultrassom endobrônquico no diagnóstico e estadiamento de linfadenopatia mediastinal: experiência inicial no Brasil Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in the diagnosis and staging of mediastinal lymphadenopathy: initial experience in Brazil

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    Miguel Lia Tedde

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA, punção aspirativa por agulha guiada por ultrassom endobrônquico é um método novo em diagnóstico e estadiamento linfonodal mediastinal. O objetivo do estudo foi avaliar os resultados preliminares obtidos com EBUS-TBNA no diagnóstico de lesões e no estadiamento linfonodal mediastinal. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados pacientes com tumores ou adenopatias mediastinais e com diagnóstico ou suspeita de câncer de pulmão. Os procedimentos foram realizados com os pacientes sob sedação ou anestesia geral. O material coletado foi preparado em lâminas fixadas em álcool absoluto para citologia e em formol para bloco de células. RESULTADOS: Foram incluídos 50 pacientes (30 do sexo masculino, com média de idade de 58,3 ± 13,5 anos. Foram realizadas 201 punções em 81 linfonodos ou massas mediastinais (média de 2,5 punções. O material obtido foi considerado adequado para análise citológica em 37 pacientes (74%, dos quais 21 (57% foram diagnosticados com malignidade. Nos 16 pacientes remanescentes, 1 teve diagnóstico de tuberculose, 6 tiveram seguimento clínico, e 9 foram submetidos a investigação adicional (2 diagnosticados com neoplasia - resultados falso-negativos. O rendimento do exame foi maior nos procedimentos com objetivo diagnóstico, em pacientes com lesões em múltiplas estações, e nas punções da estação linfonodal subcarinal. Um paciente apresentou sangramento endobrônquico resolvido com medidas locais. Não houve mortalidade na série. CONCLUSÕES: Esta experiência preliminar confirmou que o EBUS-TBNA é procedimento seguro, e que o nosso rendimento diagnóstico, inferior ao da literatura, foi compatível com a curva de aprendizado do método.OBJECTIVE: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA is a new method for the diagnosis and staging of mediastinal lymph nodes. The objective of this study was

  7. A randomized study comparing digital imaging to traditional glass slide microscopy for breast biopsy and cancer diagnosis

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    Full Text Available Background: Digital whole slide imaging may be useful for obtaining second opinions and is used in many countries. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires verification studies. Methods: Pathologists were randomized to interpret one of four sets of breast biopsy cases during two phases, separated by ≥9 months, using glass slides or digital format (sixty cases per set, one slide per case, n = 240 cases. Accuracy was assessed by comparing interpretations to a consensus reference standard. Intraobserver reproducibility was assessed by comparing the agreement of interpretations on the same cases between two phases. Estimated probabilities of confirmation by a reference panel (i.e., predictive values were obtained by incorporating data on the population prevalence of diagnoses. Results: Sixty-five percent of responding pathologists were eligible, and 252 consented to randomization; 208 completed Phase I (115 glass, 93 digital; and 172 completed Phase II (86 glass, 86 digital. Accuracy was slightly higher using glass compared to digital format and varied by category: invasive carcinoma, 96% versus 93% (P = 0.04; ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS, 84% versus 79% (P < 0.01; atypia, 48% versus 43% (P = 0.08; and benign without atypia, 87% versus 82% (P < 0.01. There was a small decrease in intraobserver agreement when the format changed compared to when glass slides were used in both phases (P = 0.08. Predictive values for confirmation by a reference panel using glass versus digital were: invasive carcinoma, 98% and 97% (not significant [NS]; DCIS, 70% and 57% (P = 0.007; atypia, 38% and 28% (P = 0.002; and benign without atypia, 97% and 96% (NS. Conclusions: In this large randomized study, digital format interpretations were similar to glass slide interpretations of benign and invasive cancer cases. However, cases in the middle of the spectrum, where more inherent variability exists, may be more problematic in digital format. Future

  8. Closed pleural biopsy is still useful in the evaluation of malignant pleural effusion

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    Somnath Bhattacharya

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Pleural fluid cytology for malignant cells is the easiest way to diagnose malignant pleural effusion with good sensitivity and specificity. With the introduction of medical thoracoscopy, the use of closed pleural biopsy for the diagnosis of cytology negative malignant pleural effusion is gradually decreasing. However use of thoracoscopy is limited due to its high cost and procedure related complications. Aims: The aim was to assess the usefulness of closed pleural biopsy in the diagnosis of malignant pleural effusion. Materials and Methods: Sixty-six patients of pleural effusion associated with malignancy were selected from the patients admitted in the chest ward of a tertiary care hospital over a period of 1 year. Pleural fluid aspiration for cytology and closed pleural biopsy were done in all the patients. Results: Out of 66 patients, 46 (69% patients showed malignant cells in pleural fluid cytology examination. Cytology was positive in 35 (52%, 10 (15%, and 1 (1.5% patients in the first, second, and third samples respectively. Closed pleural biopsy was positive in 32 (48% patients. Among them, 22 also had positive cytology. Additional 10 cytology negative patients were diagnosed by pleural biopsy. Cytology-histology concordance was seen in 12 patients. Definite histological diagnosis could be achieved in five patients with indeterminate cytology. Pleural biopsy was not associated with any major postoperative complication. Conclusion: Closed pleural biopsy can improve the diagnostic ability in cytology negative malignant pleural effusion. Closed pleural biopsy has still a place in evaluation of malignant pleural effusion especially in a resource-limited country like India.

  9. Critical evaluation of fine needle aspiration cytology as a diagnostic technique in bone tumors and tumor-like lesions.

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    Chakrabarti, Sudipta; Datta, Alok Sobhan; Hira, Michael

    2012-01-01

    Though open surgical biopsy is the procedure of choice for the diagnosis of bone tumors, many disadvantages are associated with this approach. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the role of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) as a diagnostic tool in cases of bony tumors and tumor-like lesions which may be conducted in centers where facilities for surgical biopsies are inadequate. The study population consisted of 51 cases presenting with a skeletal mass. After clinical evaluation, radiological correlation was done to assess the nature and extent of each lesion. Fine needle aspiration was performed aseptically and smears were prepared. Patients subsequently underwent open surgical biopsy and tissue samples were obtained for histopathological examination. Standard statistical methods were applied for analysis of data. Adequate material was not obtained even after repeated aspiration in seven cases, six of which were benign. Among the remaining 44 cases, diagnosis of malignancy was correctly provided in 28 (93.3%) out of 30 cases and categorical diagnosis in 20 (66.67%). Interpretation of cytology was more difficult in cases of benign and tumor-like lesions, with a categorical opinion only possible in seven (50%) cases. Statistical analysis showed FNAC with malignant tumors to have high sensitivity (93.3%), specificity (92.9%) and positive predictive value of 96.6%, whereas the negative predictive value was 86.7%. FNAC should be included in the diagnostic workup of a skeletal tumor because of its simplicity and reliability. However, a definitive pathologic diagnosis heavily depends on compatible clinical and radiologic features which can only be accomplished by teamwork. The cytological technique applied in this study could detect many bone tumors and tumor-like conditions and appears particularly suitable as a diagnostic technique for rural regions of India as other developing countries.

  10. Preoperative assessment of thyroid nodules: role of ultrasonography and fine needle aspiration biopsy followed by cytology Avaliação preoperatória de nódulos thireóides: papel da ultrassonografia e da biópsia de aspiraçào por agulha fina, seguida de citologia

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    Rosalinda YA Camargo

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    Full Text Available PURPOSE:To evaluate the preoperative assessment of thyroid nodules using ultrasound studies and cytology of nodular aspirates. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 2,468 patients with thyroid nodules were examined from 1999 to 2005. All patients were clinically examined and underwent ultrasonography followed by fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB and cytology. RESULTS:Nodules larger than 10 mm were classified ultrasonographically in a 4-tier system and received a score according to the criterion of possible malignancy. Cytological examinations were conducted independently by 2 cytologists and classified as benign (score 1, indeterminate (score 2, suspicious (score 3, and malignant (score 6. Combining both scores, an index was generated that would indicate a higher probability of malignancy (benign, doubtful, suspicious, and malignant. Thyroid surgery was performed in 274 patients. Of those, 115 patients had a score of 2 to 5 and only 8 had a histological diagnosis of thyroid cancer (6.9%. For patients with a score of 5 (n = 51, 11.5% had a malignant lesion, and 51% of the 61 patients with a score of 6 had confirmed thyroid cancer. Of the 98 patients with a combined score of 7 to 10, 99% had a histological confirmation of malignancy. CONCLUSIONS: The index score had a sensitivity of 94.1% and specificity of 77.5%. The overall accuracy was 85.8%. Therefore, we concluded that this methodology may improve the preoperative diagnosis of thyroid cancer in nodules larger than 10 mm. Association with other methods such as color Doppler echography, serum TSH concentration, galectin-3 expression analysis, and FDG/PET scan would be useful in avoiding the higher costs of thyroid surgical procedures.OBJETIVO: Avaliar a possibilidade de diagnóstico pré-operativo de nódulos da tireóide (de diâmetro superior a 10mm usando ultra-sonografia da glândula tireóide e citologia de punção aspirativa por agulha fina guiada pela ultra-sonografia. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODOS: N

  11. Role of Brush Biopsy and DNA Cytometry for Prevention, Diagnosis, Therapy, and Followup Care of Oral Cancer

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    Alfred Böcking

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    Full Text Available Late diagnosis resulting in late treatment and locoregional failure after surgery are the main causes of death in patients with oral squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs. Actually, exfoliative cytology is increasingly used for early detection of oral cancer and has been the subject of intense research over the last five years. Significant advances have been made both in relation to screening and evaluation of precursor lesions. As this noninvasive procedure is well tolerated by patients, more lesions may be screened and thus more oral cancers may be found in early, curable stages. Moreover, the additional use of DNA image cytometry is a reasonable tool for the assessment of the resection margins of SCC. DNA image cytometry could help to find the appropriate treatment option for the patients. Finally, diagnostic DNA image cytometry is an accurate method and has internationally been standardized. In conclusion, DNA image cytometry has increasing impact on the prevention, diagnostic, and therapeutical considerations in head and neck SCC.

  12. Clinical usefulness of random biopsies in diagnosis and treatment of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer: Systematic review and meta-analysis.

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    Subiela, J D; Palou, J; Esquinas, C; Fernández Gómez, J M; Rodríguez Faba, O

    2017-11-20

    This systematic review of the literature has been focused on determining the clinical usefulness of random bladder biopsies (RB) in the diagnosis of carcinoma in situ. A meta-analysis was performed to establish the clinic and pathological factors associated to positive biopsies. A systematic review was performed using Pubmed/Medline database according to the PRISMA guidelines. Thirty-seven articles were included, recruiting a total of 12,657 patients, 10,975 were submitted to RB. The overall incidence of positive RB was 21.91%. Significant differences were found in the incidence of positive RB when patients were stratified according to urine cytology result, tumor multiplicity, tumor appearance, stage and grade. The results of the meta-analysis revealed that the presence of positive cytology, tumor multiplicity, non-papillary appearance tumors, stage T1 and histological grades G2 and G3 represent the risk factors to predict abnormalities in RB. The incidence of positive RB in patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer was 21.91%. The maximum usefulness of RB was observed when these are performed in a standardized way. The results of the meta-analysis showed that besides positive cytology and non-papillary appearance tumors, tumor multiplicity and histological grades G2 and G3 represent risk factors associated to positive RB, suggesting that the use of RB might be extensive to the intermediate risk group of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). Copyright © 2017 AEU. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  13. Acurácia da punção aspirativa por agulha fina e da punção por agulha grossa no diagnóstico de lesões mamárias Diagnostic accuracy of the fine needle aspiration cytologyand core needle biopsy as a diagnostic method for breast lesions

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    Patrícia Pontes Frankel

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a acurácia da punção aspirativa por agulha fina (PAAF e da punção por agulha grossa (PAG no diagnóstico da lesão mamária e do câncer de mama. MÉTODOS: trata-se de um estudo transversal, retrospectivo e descritivo, baseado na busca em prontuários médicos. A PAAF e a PAG foram realizadas sequencialmente, como rotina do serviço de Mastologia. Os dois procedimentos percutâneos foram realizados em 233 pacientes, no período de março de 2005 a fevereiro de 2007. Foram incluídas mulheres com idade igual ou superior a 18 anos, com alterações no exame clínico e/ou de imagem das mamas ou com histórico familiar de câncer de mama e/ou ovário. A PAAF e a PAG foram realizadas de acordo com as recomendações técnicas do Instituto Nacional de Câncer. Foram calculados o percentual de concordância, o coeficiente Kappa de Cohen, a sensibilidade, a especificidade, os valores preditivos positivo e negativo e a acurácia da PAAF e da PAG, considerando como padrão-ouro a biópsia cirúrgica. RESULTADOS: a média de idade das pacientes foi de 49 anos (±12,7, os tumores mediam em média 26,9 mm (±23,1, e em 47,2% dos casos, tinham mais de 20 mm. A sensibilidade, a especificidade, os valores preditivos positivo e negativo e a acurácia foram maiores na PAG do que na PAAF, independentemente do tamanho da lesão mamária, tendo a PAG uma acurácia diagnóstica de 97,5% e a PAAF de 77,5%. CONCLUSÃO: apesar de a PAG mostrar maiores valores de sensibilidade, especificidade, valor preditivo positivo, valor preditivo negativo e acurácia que a PAAF, tanto para as lesões palpáveis quanto para as impalpáveis, o método permanece útil no diagnóstico minimamente invasivo das lesões mamárias, sobretudo quando seus resultados são analisados em conjunto com o exame clínico e de imagem.PURPOSE: to determine the accuracy of fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB and of core-needle biopsy (CNB in diagnosing breast lumps and breast

  14. Diagnostic performance of power doppler and ultrasound contrast agents in early imaging-based diagnosis of organ-confined prostate cancer: Is it possible to spare cores with contrast-guided biopsy?

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    Delgado Oliva, F., E-mail: frandelgol@hotmail.com; Arlandis Guzman, S.; Bonillo García, M.; Broseta Rico, E.; Boronat Tormo, F.

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    Objectives: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of gray scale transrectal ultrasound-B-mode US (BMUS), power Doppler (PDUS), and sonographic contrast (CEUS) in early imaging-based diagnosis of localized prostate cancer (PCa) and to compare the diagnostic profitability of randomized biopsy (RB), US-targeted prostate biopsy by means of PDUS and CEUS. Material and methods: A single-center, prospective, transversal, epidemiological study was conducted from January 2010 to January 2014. We consecutively included patients who an imaging study of the prostate with BMUS, PDUS, and CEUS was performed, followed by prostate biopsy due to clinical suspicion of prostate cancer (PSA 4–20 ng/mL and/or rectal exam suggestive of malignancy). The diagnostic performance of BMUS, PDUS, and CEUS was determined by calculating the Sensitivity (S), Specificity (Sp), Predictive values (PV), and diagnostic odds ratio (OR) of the diagnosis tests and, for these variables, in the population general and based on their clinical stage according to rectal exam (cT1 and cT2). PCa detection rates determined by means of a randomized 10-core biopsy scheme were compared with detection rates of CEUS-targeted (SonoVue) 2-core biopsies. Results: Of the initial 984 patients, US contrast SonoVue was administered to 179 (18.2%). The PCa detection rate by organ of BMUS/PDUS in the global population was 38% versus 43% in the subpopulation with CEUS. The mean age of the patients was 64.3 ± 7.01 years (95% CI, 63.75–64.70); mean total PSA was 8.9 ± 3.61 ng/mL (95% CI, 8.67–9.13) and the mean prostate volume was 56.2 ± 29 cc (95% CI, 54.2–58.1). The detection rate by organ of targeted biopsy with BMUS, PDUS, and CEUS were as follows: Global population (10.6, 8.2, 24.5%), stage cT1 (5.6, 4.2, 16.4%), and stage cT2 (32.4, 22.3, 43.5%). Comparing the detection rates of the CEUS-targeted biopsy and randomized biopsy, the following results were obtained: Global population (24.5% vs. 41.8%), stage cT1 (16

  15. Histopathology of orodental biopsies

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    R Baral

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    Full Text Available Background: Tissue diagnosis is an essential step to come to a confirmed diagnosis in oral lesions where clinical examination alone can often be difficult and inaccurate. The aim of this study was to assess the use of histopathological services by the dental department and to correlate the clinicopathological diagnosis.Materials and Methods: This is an histopathological database analysis of dental biopsies in 23 years from 1989 to 2012 in Patan Hospital. The variables studied were age, sex, clinical and histopathological diagnosis. SPSS version 16 was used as an analytical tool.Results: Out of 396 dental biopsies 203 (51.3% were females and 193 (48.7% were males with  mean age 34.34 years and standard deviation of 17.9 years. The neoplastic and non neoplastic conditions were 44% and 56% respectively.Conclusion: Most diagnoses were benign in nature and had an inflammatory etiology.

  16. Histological Value of Duodenal Biopsies

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    Limci Gupta

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available This study was performed to see the value of histopathological diagnosis in management of patients with duodenal biopsies; to look for correlation of histology and serology in suspected cases of coeliac disease; the reasons for taking duodenal biopsies and whether proper adequate histories are provided on the forms sent with request for histopathological view on duodenal biopsies. Here are the observations of the study followed by the discussion.

  17. Synovial biopsy

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    Gerlag, Danielle; Tak, Paul P.

    2005-01-01

    In patients with arthritis, synovial tissue is easily accessible for analysis. Blind needle biopsy is a simple and safe procedure. Arthroscopic biopsy is also safe, it allows access to most sites in the joint and it can provide adequate tissue for extensive laboratory investigations, both before and

  18. Exsanguinating Hemorrhage during Open Biopsy in a Primary Breast Angiosarcoma: A Case Report

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    Majid Akrami

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    Full Text Available Angiosarcomas are endothelial cell neoplasms in the lining of the blood vessel wall and account for about 0.04% of all breast malignancies with a high rate of error in primary diagnosis. The breast angiosarcoma is a rare and uncommon pathology and has been described mostly as case reports. Indeed, only a limited number of cases have been published. Accordingly, the natural history of this tumor and its clinical course remain unclear, and as a consequence, no uniform treatment strategy exists. We present the clinical course and challenges in the diagnosis of a primary angiosarcoma of the breast in a young woman, presenting with a mass in her left breast. Fine-needle aspiration and core needle biopsy failed to confer a correct diagnosis. She suffered severe bleeding at the time of open biopsy and underwent total mastectomy, followed by adjuvant chemotherapy. Young women with solid breast tumors, especially those that are highly vascular, should be considered malignant until proven otherwise. Accurate diagnosis may be difficult. Open biopsy can be diagnostic, although exsanguinating bleeding may occur. Thus, performing open biopsy in locations other than equipped operating rooms may be hazardous and should be avoided.

  19. Toward improving fine needle aspiration cytology by applying Raman microspectroscopy

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    Becker-Putsche, Melanie; Bocklitz, Thomas; Clement, Joachim; Rösch, Petra; Popp, Jürgen

    2013-04-01

    Medical diagnosis of biopsies performed by fine needle aspiration has to be very reliable. Therefore, pathologists/cytologists need additional biochemical information on single cancer cells for an accurate diagnosis. Accordingly, we applied three different classification models for discriminating various features of six breast cancer cell lines by analyzing Raman microspectroscopic data. The statistical evaluations are implemented by linear discriminant analysis (LDA) and support vector machines (SVM). For the first model, a total of 61,580 Raman spectra from 110 single cells are discriminated at the cell-line level with an accuracy of 99.52% using an SVM. The LDA classification based on Raman data achieved an accuracy of 94.04% by discriminating cell lines by their origin (solid tumor versus pleural effusion). In the third model, Raman cell spectra are classified by their cancer subtypes. LDA results show an accuracy of 97.45% and specificities of 97.78%, 99.11%, and 98.97% for the subtypes basal-like, HER2+/ER-, and luminal, respectively. These subtypes are confirmed by gene expression patterns, which are important prognostic features in diagnosis. This work shows the applicability of Raman spectroscopy and statistical data handling in analyzing cancer-relevant biochemical information for advanced medical diagnosis on the single-cell level.

  20. Presence of intratumoral anechoic foci predicts an increased number of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration passes required for the diagnosis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma.

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    Cheng, Tsu-Yao; Wang, Hsiu-Po; Jan, I-Shiow; Chen, Jiann-Hwa; Lin, Jaw-Town

    2007-03-01

    For reduction in cost, time and risk of complications, the number of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) passes should be minimized. Previous studies have shown that tumor differentiation and site of aspiration will affect the number of passes in patients with pancreatic cancer. There have been no reports that EUS features of pancreatic malignancies per se will influence the number of passes. Our aim was to prospectively assess various factors that would affect the number of passes in patients with pancreatic cancer. Between May 2003 and December 2004, 41 patients with presumed pancreatic cancer were studied. EUS-guided FNA was performed with an Olympus GF-UC2000P echoendoscope and a 22-gauge needle. On-site assessment of the specimen by a cytopathologist was available during the procedure. Adenocarcinomas were confirmed in 25 patients. Pancreatic adenocarcinomas with intratumoral anechoic foci required a higher number of diagnostic passes than those without anechoic change (3.40 vs 2.27, P anechoic foci was not a rare finding under detailed EUS investigation of pancreatic cancer. Both the existence of intratumoral anechoic foci and the differentiation of the cancer are significant predictive factors for the number of diagnostic EUS-FNA passes.

  1. Gluteal Compartment Syndrome following an Iliac Bone Marrow Aspiration

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    Edmundo Berumen-Nafarrate

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The compartment syndrome is a condition characterized by a raised hydraulic pressure within a closed and non expandable anatomical space. It leads to a vascular insufficiency that becomes critical once the vascular flow cannot return the fluids back to the venous system. This causes a potential irreversible damage of the contents of the compartment, especially within the muscle tissues. Gluteal compartment syndrome (GCS secondary to hematomas is seldom reported. Here we present a case of a 51-year-old patient with history of a non-Hodgkin lymphoma who underwent a bone marrow aspiration from the posterior iliac crest that had excessive bleeding at the puncture zone. The patient complained of increasing pain, tenderness, and buttock swelling. Intraoperative pressure validation of the gluteal compartment was performed, and a GCS was diagnosed. The patient was treated with a gluteal region fasciotomy. The patient recovered from pain and swelling and was discharged shortly after from the hospital. We believe clotting and hematologic disorders are a primary risk factor in patients who require bone marrow aspirations or biopsies. It is important to improve awareness of GCS in order to achieve early diagnosis, avoid complications, and have a better prognosis.

  2. A cost minimization approach to the diagnosis of skeletal neoplasms.

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    Ruhs, S A; el-Khoury, G Y; Chrischilles, E A

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    Percutaneous needle aspiration (PNA) has been widely used to diagnose bone malignancies. Successful aspirates hinge on the ability of the operator to obtain an adequate or diagnostic sample, and a skilled cytologist to make a diagnosis on needle aspirates. False-negative aspirates could pose a serious problem. This study is designed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of PNA in the diagnosis of skeletal neoplasms using a cost minimization approach. All PNA performed over a 44-month period were reviewed retrospectively. Ninety-four skeletal biopsies were performed to diagnose a clinically or roentgenographically suspicious lesion: 69 for a suspected metastatic malignancy, and 25 for a suspected primary malignancy. The PNA results were collected and reviewed, sensitivities and specificities were determined (compared with open biopsy results or clinical follow-up as the gold standards), and the probabilities were applied to a decision tree. Charges were obtained from the patient's billing and converted into costs by a cost-charge ratio. Sensitivity analysis was performed to determine the costs of each branch of the decision tree, and ultimately the final cost of the two strategies: (1) PNA for all suspected neoplasms followed by open biopsy for negative and non-diagnostic PNA results, or (2) open biopsy for all suspected neoplasms. In diagnosing a suspected metastatic skeletal neoplasm, PNA had a sensitivity of 88%, a specificity of 100%, and a non-diagnostic result in 3% of cases. Cost analysis determined a savings of $ US 2486 per patient when "PNA strategy" was used instead of "open biopsy strategy". In diagnosing a suspected primary neoplasm, PNA hat a sensitivity 75%, a specificity of 100%, and a non-diagnostic result in 16% of cases. Cost analysis determined a savings of $ US 954 per patient when "PNA strategy" was used instead of "open biopsy strategy". By using "PNA strategy" instead of "open biopsy strategy" at this institution we would have saved $ US 195384

  3. Genetic analysis of uterine aspirates improves the diagnostic value and captures the intra-tumor heterogeneity of endometrial cancers.

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    Mota, Alba; Colás, Eva; García-Sanz, Pablo; Campoy, Irene; Rojo-Sebastián, Alejandro; Gatius, Sonia; García, Ángel; Chiva, Luis; Alonso, Sonsoles; Gil-Moreno, Antonio; González-Tallada, Xavier; Díaz-Feijoo, Berta; Vidal, August; Ziober-Malinowska, Patrycja; Bobiński, Marcin; López-López, Rafael; Abal, Miguel; Reventós, Jaume; Matias-Guiu, Xavier; Moreno-Bueno, Gema

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    Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the female genital tract in developed countries. Although the majority of endometrial cancers are diagnosed at early stages and the 5-year overall survival is around 80%, early detection of these tumors is crucial to improve the survival of patients given that the advanced tumors are associated with a poor outcome. Furthermore, correct assessment of the pre-clinical diagnosis is decisive to guide the surgical treatment and management of the patient. In this sense, the potential of targeted genetic sequencing of uterine aspirates has been assessed as a pre-operative tool to obtain reliable information regarding the mutational profile of a given tumor, even in samples that are not histologically classifiable. A total of 83 paired samples were sequenced (uterine aspirates and hysterectomy specimens), including 62 endometrioid and non-endometrioid tumors, 10 cases of atypical hyperplasia and 11 non-cancerous endometrial disorders. Even though diagnosing endometrial cancer based exclusively on genetic alterations is currently unfeasible, mutations were mainly found in uterine aspirates from malignant disorders, suggesting its potential in the near future for supporting the standard histologic diagnosis. Moreover, this approach provides the first evidence of the high intra-tumor genetic heterogeneity associated with endometrial cancer, evident when multiple regions of tumors are analyzed from an individual hysterectomy. Notably, the genetic analysis of uterine aspirates captures this heterogeneity, solving the potential problem of incomplete genetic characterization when a single tumor biopsy is analyzed.

  4. Next-Generation Sequencing of Lung Cancer EGFR Exons 18-21 Allows Effective Molecular Diagnosis of Small Routine Samples (Cytology and Biopsy)

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    de Biase, Dario; Visani, Michela; Malapelle, Umberto; Simonato, Francesca; Cesari, Valentina; Bellevicine, Claudio; Pession, Annalisa; Troncone, Giancarlo; Fassina, Ambrogio; Tallini, Giovanni

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    Selection of lung cancer patients for therapy with tyrosine kinase inhibitors directed at EGFR requires the identification of specific EGFR mutations. In most patients with advanced, inoperable lung carcinoma limited tumor samples often represent the only material available for both histologic typing and molecular analysis. We defined a next generation sequencing protocol targeted to EGFR exons 18-21 suitable for the routine diagnosis of such clinical samples. The protocol was validated in an unselected series of 80 small biopsies (n=14) and cytology (n=66) specimens representative of the material ordinarily submitted for diagnostic evaluation to three referral medical centers in Italy. Specimens were systematically evaluated for tumor cell number and proportion relative to non-neoplastic cells. They were analyzed in batches of 100-150 amplicons per run, reaching an analytical sensitivity of 1% and obtaining an adequate number of reads, to cover all exons on all samples analyzed. Next generation sequencing was compared with Sanger sequencing. The latter identified 15 EGFR mutations in 14/80 cases (17.5%) but did not detected mutations when the proportion of neoplastic cells was below 40%. Next generation sequencing identified 31 EGFR mutations in 24/80 cases (30.0%). Mutations were detected with a proportion of neoplastic cells as low as 5%. All mutations identified by the Sanger method were confirmed. In 6 cases next generation sequencing identified exon 19 deletions or the L858R mutation not seen after Sanger sequencing, allowing the patient to be treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors. In one additional case the R831H mutation associated with treatment resistance was identified in an EGFR wild type tumor after Sanger sequencing. Next generation sequencing is robust, cost-effective and greatly improves the detection of EGFR mutations. Its use should be promoted for the clinical diagnosis of mutations in specimens with unfavorable tumor cell content. PMID

  5. Comparison of manual and suction pump aspiration techniques for performing bronchoalveolar lavage in 18 dogs with respiratory tract disease.

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    Woods, K S; Defarges, A M N; Abrams-Ogg, A C G; Viel, L; Brisson, B A; Bienzle, D

    2014-01-01

    Different aspiration techniques to retrieve bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) affect sample quality in healthy dogs. Studies evaluating these techniques in dogs with respiratory disease are lacking. To compare sample quality of BALF acquired by manual aspiration (MA) and suction pump aspiration (SPA). Eighteen client-owned dogs with respiratory disease. Randomized, blinded prospective clinical trial. Manual aspiration was performed with a 35-mL syringe attached directly to the bronchoscope biopsy channel and SPA was performed with a maximum of 50 mmHg negative pressure applied to the bronchoscope suction valve using the suction trap connection. Both aspiration techniques were performed in each dog on contralateral lung lobes, utilizing 2 mL/kg lavage volumes per site. Samples of BALF were analyzed by percentage of retrieved infusate, total nucleated cell count (TNCC), differential cell count, semiquantitative assessment of slide quality, and diagnosis score. Data were compared by paired Student's t-test, Wilcoxon signed-rank test, chi-squared test, and ANOVA. Cohen's kappa coefficient was used to assess agreement. The percentage of retrieved BALF (P = .001) was significantly higher for SPA than MA. Substantial agreement was found between cytologic classification of BALF obtained with MA and SPA (kappa = 0.615). There was no significant difference in rate of definitive diagnosis achieved with cytologic assessment between techniques (P = .78). Suction pump aspiration, compared to MA, improved BALF retrieval, but did not significantly affect the rate of diagnostic success of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) in dogs with pulmonary disease. Copyright © 2014 by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

  6. Combined identifying granuloma and biopsy culture is useful for diagnosing intestinal tuberculosis.

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    Sekine, Katsunori; Nagata, Naoyoshi; Shindo, Takuma; Morino, Eriko; Shimbo, Takuro; Akiyama, Junichi; Mizokami, Masashi; Uemura, Naomi

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    Differential diagnosis of intestinal tuberculosis (ITB) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be difficult, but many gastroenterologists may only perform biopsy for pathology and their own experience. This study aimed to identify optimal sample collection and pathogen detection methods for diagnosing ITB. A cohort of 182 patients (50 had ITB and 132 had IBD or other colonic diseases) who underwent colonoscopy was analyzed. Sensitivity of acid-fast bacilli (AFB), culture, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and granuloma pathology on hematoxylin and eosin stain for diagnosing ITB were compared in relation to biopsy, endoscopic aspirated intestinal fluid, or standard stool evaluations. We also evaluated which combination offered the highest yield to diagnose intestinal tuberculosis in addition to granuloma pathology. Between ITB and non-ITB, no significant differences were observed in age, sex, and nationality. In biopsy analysis, sensitivity was as follows: culture (50%), AFB (38%), PCR (25%), granuloma pathology (51%), and caseous granuloma (8.2%), while specificity of granuloma pathology was low (80%), compared to other tests. In intestinal fluid analysis, sensitivity was as follows: culture (46%), AFB (42%), and PCR (35%). In standard stool analysis, sensitivity was as follows: culture (47%), AFB (37%), and PCR (23%). Granuloma pathology plus biopsy culture offered the highest combination sensitivity (77 %), significantly (P granuloma pathology alone (51%). When encountering suspected intestinal tuberculosis or IBD on colonoscopy, biopsy culture is recommended in addition to pathological assessment of granuloma. This diagnostic strategy will lead to