Evaluation of a modified needle for small joint biopsies

Thurayya Arayssi, H. Ralph Schumacher

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Abstract

Objective. To assess the value of a new short biopsy needle modified from the Parker-Pearson needle in obtaining adequate synovial tissue from small joints. Methods. The short needle is 2.5 cm in length with a repositioned hooked biopsy notch closer to the end of the needle to allow better specimen retrieval. It can be used to obtain synovial biopsies from small joints of the hand using the usual arthrocentesis approaches. Results. Ten patients underwent 12 synovial biopsies with a success rate of 92%. No complications from the procedure were observed. Samples obtained were adequate for a variety of studies including synovial histopathological evaluation, electron microscopy, and DNA extraction. Conclusion. The new modified short needle expands the spectrum of joints that can be biopsied for diagnostic and research purposes in an outpatient setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)876-878
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume25
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Fingers
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Small joints
  • Synovial biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology

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Evaluation of a modified needle for small joint biopsies. / Arayssi, Thurayya; Schumacher, H. Ralph.

In: Journal of Rheumatology, Vol. 25, No. 5, 05.1998, p. 876-878.

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Arayssi, Thurayya ; Schumacher, H. Ralph. / Evaluation of a modified needle for small joint biopsies. In: Journal of Rheumatology. 1998 ; Vol. 25, No. 5. pp. 876-878.
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