AN AUDIT OF INTRAMEDULLARY REAMING BIOPSY IN LONG BONE METASTATIC DISEASE. EVALUATION OF ITS DIAGNOSTIC VALUE AND REAMING SAMPLE ADEQUACY

  • Umar Zia Khan Lady Reading Hospital Medical Teaching Institute, Peshawar Pakistan
  • Wali Muhammad Lady Reading Hospital Medical Teaching Institute, Peshawar Pakistan
  • Faaiz Ali Shah Lady Reading Hospital Medical Teaching Institute, Peshawar Pakistan
Keywords: Bone, Metastatic disease, Reaming

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate diagnostic accuracy and sample adequacy for analysis of intramedullary reaming in diagnosed patients of long bone metastatic disease.

Study Design: Cross sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Lady Reading Hospital, from Jan 2014 to Apr 2018.

Methodology: Review of 53 consecutive cancer patients who underwent intramedullary nailing for long bone metastatic disease at Lady Reading Hospital from January 2014 to April 2018.

Results: In 21 of the 53 patients (40%) a positive diagnosis of metastatic bone disease was confirmed and in 38 out of 53 (72%) sample was considered adequate tissue for histopathological analysis.

Conclusion: Our study did not support the reliability of intramedullary reaming sample biopsy in metastatic long bone disease.

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Published
2019-12-19
How to Cite
Khan, U., Muhammad, W., & Shah, F. (2019). AN AUDIT OF INTRAMEDULLARY REAMING BIOPSY IN LONG BONE METASTATIC DISEASE. EVALUATION OF ITS DIAGNOSTIC VALUE AND REAMING SAMPLE ADEQUACY. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 69(6), 1283-86. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/3651
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