Objectives To review the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound-guided core-needle biopsy (CNB) in the diagnosis of salivary gland tumours (SGT). Methods Retrospective, institutional review board approved, analysis of the CNB of SGT performed at our centre in 8 years. We used an automatic 18-G spring-loaded device. The final diagnosis was based on surgery in the cases that were operated on, and on clinical evolution and biopsy findings in the rest. Results Four hundred and nine biopsies were performed in 381 patients (ages, 2-97 years; mean, 55.9). There were two minor complications. Biopsy was diagnostic in 98.3%. There were eight false negatives. The diagnostic values for malignancy were: sensitivity 89.6%, specificity 100%, positive predictive value (PPV) 100% and negative predictive value (NPV) 98%. For the detection of neoplasms were: sensitivity 98.7%, specificity 99%, PPV 99.7% and VPN 96.1%. Conclusions Accuracy of CNB in SGT is very high, with a very high sensitivity and an absolutely reliable diagnosis of malignancy. Complication rate is very low. It should be considered the technique of choice when a STG is detected. Normal tissue results warrant repeating biopsy. Key Points � Ultrasound-guided core-biopsy is the technique of choice in salivary glands nodules � Sensitivity, specificity for
European Radiology – Springer Journals
Published: Jan 31, 2018
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