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2020 Apr 06

Spine J

Comparison of Clinical Utility of Fluoroscopic vs. CT Guided Percutaneous Transpedicular Core Needle Biopsy for Spinal Infections and Tumours. A Randomized Trial.



Biopsy is important to obtain microbiological and histopathological diagnosis in spine infections and tumors. To date, there have been no prospective randomized trials comparing fluoroscopic guided and computed tomography (CT) transpedicular biopsy techniques. The goal of this study was to evaluate the accuracy, safety and diagnostic outcome of these two diagnostic techniques.