Transvenous biopsy of cavo-atrial tumors with the Quick-Core needle
Journal Paper/Review - May 1, 2004
Hechelhammer Lukas, Schertler Thomas, Seebach Jörg D, Kurrer Michael O, Marincek Borut, Pfammatter Thomas
A variant application of the renal Quick-Core needle in 3 patients with cavo-atrial tumors is reported. In all 3 patients either a transjugular or transfemoral venous biopsy approach with this device yielded sufficient tissue for histological diagnosis at the first attempt. Bioptic diagnoses were confirmed either by surgery or radiological and clinical response to a specific chemotherapy. There were no procedure-related complications.