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Disc Aspiration/Biopsy
Donald V. La Barge, III, MD, MBA
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Pre-Procedure

      • Procedure

        • Post-Procedure

          • Outcomes

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Fine needle aspiration (FNA)
            • Definitions

              • Fine needle aspiration/core biopsy of intervertebral disc material ± vertebral endplate

            PRE-PROCEDURE

            • Indications

              • Contraindications

                • Getting Started

                  PROCEDURE

                  • Patient Position/Location

                    • Equipment Preparation

                      • Procedure Steps

                        • Findings and Reporting

                          • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                            POST-PROCEDURE

                            • Expected Outcome

                              • Things to Do

                                • Things to Avoid

                                  OUTCOMES

                                  • Problems

                                    • Complications

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Enoch DA et al: Value of CT-guided biopsy in the diagnosis of septic discitis. J Clin Pathol. 61(6):750-3, 2008
                                      2. Yang SC et al: Identifying pathogens of spondylodiscitis: percutaneous endoscopy or CT-guided biopsy. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 466(12):3086-92, 2008
                                      3. Layton KF et al: A modified vertebroplasty approach for spine biopsies. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 27(3):596-7, 2006
                                      4. Francis IM et al: Value of radiologically guided fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in the diagnosis of spinal tuberculosis: a study of 29 cases. Cytopathology. 10(6):390-401, 1999
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Pre-Procedure

                                          • Procedure

                                            • Post-Procedure

                                              • Outcomes

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Abbreviations

                                                  • Fine needle aspiration (FNA)
                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Fine needle aspiration/core biopsy of intervertebral disc material ± vertebral endplate

                                                PRE-PROCEDURE

                                                • Indications

                                                  • Contraindications

                                                    • Getting Started

                                                      PROCEDURE

                                                      • Patient Position/Location

                                                        • Equipment Preparation

                                                          • Procedure Steps

                                                            • Findings and Reporting

                                                              • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                                                                POST-PROCEDURE

                                                                • Expected Outcome

                                                                  • Things to Do

                                                                    • Things to Avoid

                                                                      OUTCOMES

                                                                      • Problems

                                                                        • Complications

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Enoch DA et al: Value of CT-guided biopsy in the diagnosis of septic discitis. J Clin Pathol. 61(6):750-3, 2008
                                                                          2. Yang SC et al: Identifying pathogens of spondylodiscitis: percutaneous endoscopy or CT-guided biopsy. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 466(12):3086-92, 2008
                                                                          3. Layton KF et al: A modified vertebroplasty approach for spine biopsies. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 27(3):596-7, 2006
                                                                          4. Francis IM et al: Value of radiologically guided fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in the diagnosis of spinal tuberculosis: a study of 29 cases. Cytopathology. 10(6):390-401, 1999