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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 60-64

Efficacy of core needle biopsy in the diagnosis of pediatric extracranial solid malignancies: A 10-year study


1 Department of Paediatric Surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Paediatric Hemato Oncology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Radiology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Department of Pathology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Jujju Jacob Kurian
Department of Paediatric Surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore 632 002, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jiaps.JIAPS_319_20

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Introduction: Core needle biopsies of solid masses in children are a minimally invasive technique. It guides to a definitive diagnosis and facilitates management. Aims and Objectives: To determine the accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity of core needle biopsies in diagnosing pediatric solid masses. Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis of 430 children, who underwent core needle biopsy for solid masses between January 2007 and December 2016 at CMC Vellore, was done. Results: Retroperitoneal and intra-abdominal masses constituted 66% of cases. Real-time image guidance was used in 44% of cases. An accurate diagnosis was obtained in 93.6% of cases, while results did not correlate with the final diagnosis in 3.4%. Three percent had inadequate or necrotic tissue. None of the children had postprocedure complications. Conclusion: Core needle biopsies serve as good diagnostic modality, with minimal risks, in making a conclusive diagnosis and deciding on the line of management.






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