Chernyakov P., Katz D., Sak B.
Department of Neurosurgery of the Medical Sanitary Hospital Metallurgical Plant of Magnitogorsk, Magnitogorsk, Russia
Biopsy under CT control (BCTC) as a method was introduced in the 80s. Its further evolution was dependent on the following factors:
There were 42 cases (28 males and 14 females), subjected to BCTC. A total number of procedures was 49. BCTC of the lumbar, thoracic, cervical and sacral spine was performed in 26, 4, 6 and 6 cases respectively. It was made in a CT room and in compliance with an algorithm, developed by us. Local anesthesia and an original navigation system were used.
The obtained results were indicative of:
The diagnostic accuracy was as high as 96%. There were no complications.
CT control was characterized by several advantages:
However, CT control had the following shortcomings:
Conclusions.BCTC is a highly effective and safe diagnostic method, used in oncologic diseases (1). Its results allow to determine further tactics of treatment in the majority of cases (2).