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Technique, safety, and yield of bone biopsies for histomorphometry in children


Mubarak, Walid Mabrouk; Pastor, Catherine; Gnannt, Ralph; Parra, Dimitri A; Amaral, Joao G; Temple, Michael J; Sochett, Etienne B; Connolly, Bairbre L (2017). Technique, safety, and yield of bone biopsies for histomorphometry in children. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology:Epub ahead of print.

Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate image-guided bone biopsy for bone histomorphometry to assess osteoporosis in children with respect to safety and yield.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single-center retrospective review was performed of 79 bone biopsies in 73 patients performed between 2007 and 2015. Biopsies of the iliac bone were performed under general anesthesia, after tetracycline labeling, using a Rochester needle (Medical Innovations International, Inc, Rochester, Minnesota). Ultrasound and fluoroscopic guidance were used in all procedures. Biopsy technique, technical success, safety, and histomorphometry results (complete, incomplete, none) were analyzed.
RESULTS: There were 41 male patients (51.8%). Technical success was achieved in 76/79 (96%) procedures. Of 79 biopsies, 75 (95%) were uneventful. Unplanned overnight observation was required in 3 (minor SIR grade B), and prolonged hospital stay owing to hematoma causing nerve compression pain was required in 1 (major SIR grade D). Complete histomorphometric reports were obtained in 69 (87%) procedures, incomplete reports were obtained in 7 (9%), and no reports were obtained in 3(4%). Incomplete reports were insufficient to provide a definitive diagnosis or guide treatment. Histomorphometry impacted subsequent therapy in 69 (87%) biopsies.
CONCLUSIONS: Image-guided bone biopsy for osteoporosis using the Rochester needle is a valuable and safe technique for establishing the diagnosis of osteoporosis and directing treatment based on histomorphometry results.

Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate image-guided bone biopsy for bone histomorphometry to assess osteoporosis in children with respect to safety and yield.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single-center retrospective review was performed of 79 bone biopsies in 73 patients performed between 2007 and 2015. Biopsies of the iliac bone were performed under general anesthesia, after tetracycline labeling, using a Rochester needle (Medical Innovations International, Inc, Rochester, Minnesota). Ultrasound and fluoroscopic guidance were used in all procedures. Biopsy technique, technical success, safety, and histomorphometry results (complete, incomplete, none) were analyzed.
RESULTS: There were 41 male patients (51.8%). Technical success was achieved in 76/79 (96%) procedures. Of 79 biopsies, 75 (95%) were uneventful. Unplanned overnight observation was required in 3 (minor SIR grade B), and prolonged hospital stay owing to hematoma causing nerve compression pain was required in 1 (major SIR grade D). Complete histomorphometric reports were obtained in 69 (87%) procedures, incomplete reports were obtained in 7 (9%), and no reports were obtained in 3(4%). Incomplete reports were insufficient to provide a definitive diagnosis or guide treatment. Histomorphometry impacted subsequent therapy in 69 (87%) biopsies.
CONCLUSIONS: Image-guided bone biopsy for osteoporosis using the Rochester needle is a valuable and safe technique for establishing the diagnosis of osteoporosis and directing treatment based on histomorphometry results.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Date:18 August 2017
Deposited On:09 Oct 2017 14:50
Last Modified:09 Oct 2017 14:50
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1051-0443
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvir.2017.07.003
PubMed ID:28827015

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