S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Radiology (영상의학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_영상의학전공)
Postbiopsy splenic bleeding in a dog model: comparison of cauterization, embolization, and plugging of the needle tract
- Choi, Seung Hong; Lee, Jeong Min; Lee, Kyoung Ho; Kim, Se Hyung; Lee, Jae Young; Han, Joon Koo; Choi, Byung Ihn
- Issue Date
- American Roentgen Ray Society
- AJR 2005; 185:878–884
- OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to compare radiofrequency cauterization, embolization using an absorbable gelatin sponge, and a Histoacryl-Lipiodol mixture plugging as postbiopsy bleeding reduction methods after splenic core needle biopsy in a dog model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eleven mongrel dogs were randomly separated into nonheparinized (n = 5) and heparinized (n = 6) groups. Eight splenic biopsies per animal were performed using an 18-gauge automated core biopsy needle: two as controls, two ablated by radiofrequency, two embolized using an absorbable gelatin sponge, and two plugged using a Histoacryl-Lipiodol mixture. Procedure times and postbiopsy bleeding amounts were assessed. Statistically significant differences were determined by repeated measures analysis of variance; the Tukey-Kramer test for multiple comparisons was used for post hoc comparisons. Three-day follow-up CT scans were obtained to check for procedure-related complications or delayed bleeding. RESULTS: The postbiopsy bleeding reduction groups showed significantly less blood loss than the control group for both the nonheparinized (p < 0.0001) and heparinized groups (p < 0.0001). In the heparinized group, both radiofrequency cauterization (p < 0.01) and gelatin sponge embolization (p < 0.05) significantly reduced bleeding compared with Histoacryl-Lipiodol mixture plugging. Gelatin sponge embolization was the longest procedure (p < 0.001). On follow-up CT, no delayed bleeding was observed. However, multiple Histoacryl-Lipiodol emboli were observed in the splenic and portal veins in all the dogs we treated. CONCLUSION: Radiofrequency cauterization was found to be the most useful postbiopsy bleeding reduction method in terms of the amount of bleeding and the procedure time.
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