This page provides links to studies discussing the safety of in vivo biopsy.
" 94% of breast cancers and 4% liver malignancies showed risk of seeding of tumor cells following biopsy or FNAC. "
" The possibility of tumor seeding must be considered during fine-needle aspiration cytology and biopsy. "
" Tumor cell seeding in the needle track during percutaneous needle biopsies has been reported for various types of cancers. The mechanical force of the biopsy both directly displaces the malignant cells and causes bleeding and fluid movement that can further disseminate cells. "
" For instance, in early stage tumors, surgical procedures might have no impact on tumor progression because tumor cells still lack the genetic makeup necessary to acquire malignant features when a pro-inflammatory microenvironment is induced "
" High-grade, triple-negative breast cancers and multiple-insertion, non-coaxial biopsies may be risk factors for NS. [Neoplastic Seeding]"
" The macrometastasis rate was 17% (63 of 377) for the 14-gauge and 3% (12 of 377) for the 16- and 18-gauge needles, respectively. "
" Tumour seeding can result in displacement of neoplastic cells that can initiate tumour growth at a separate anatomic site, along the needle tract. Tumour manifestation occurs as a direct result of this procedure, ..."
" There is histological evidence of seeding of tumour cells from the primary neoplastic site into adjacent breast tissue following biopsy."
" At 5 to 15 years after diagnosis of the primary tumor, CNB-diagnosed patients had significantly higher rates of distant metastases than FNAB-diagnosed patients."
"... percutaneous breast biopsy can result in malignant seeding, and raises issues regarding informed consent and proper subsequent treatment."
" The potential for increased risk of tract seeding of malignancy must be considered."
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