Contrast-Enhanced CT-Guided Core Biopsy of Retroperitoneal Masses


Objective: To evaluate the efficacy, feasibility and safety of contrast-enhanced CT-guided core biopsy of retroperitoneal masses. Materials and Methods: Contrast-enhanced CT-guided biopsy of retroperitoneal masses was performed in 26 patients. Histopathological diagnosis was obtained and accuracy was calculated. Two blinded radiologists determined feasibility of biopsy procedures on routine CT-guidance, and compared accessibility of target lesions using contrast-enhanced and non-contrast-enhanced CT. Results: Satisfactory samples were obtained in all 26 patients and pathological diagnosis was made in 24. Accuracy was 95.5%. Routine CT-guided biopsy punctures were not satisfaction in 4/26 patients, and contrast-enhanced CT scans rendered the target lesions more accessible in 16 patients. Conclusion: Contrast-enhanced CT-guided biopsy increases the feasibility of biopsy of retroperitoneal masses.

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El-Badrawy, A. , Tawfik, A. , Abdelfattah, S. , Monir, A. , Salah-Eldin, M. , Azmy, E. , El-Tantawy, D. and El-Karef, A. (2014) Contrast-Enhanced CT-Guided Core Biopsy of Retroperitoneal Masses. Open Journal of Radiology, 4, 130-135. doi: 10.4236/ojrad.2014.41017.

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