The importance of sonographic evaluation of muscle depth and thickness prior to the ‘tiny percutaneous needle biopsy’

  • Tereza Jandova | te.jandova@hotmail.com Department of Neuroscience, Imaging and Clinical Sciences, University” G. d‘Annunzio” of Chieti - Pescara, Italy.
  • Danilo Bondi Department of Neuroscience, Imaging and Clinical Sciences, University” G. d‘Annunzio” of Chieti - Pescara, Italy.
  • Vittore Verratti Department of Psychological, Health and Territorial Sciences, University “G. d’Annunzio” of Chieti - Pescara, Italy.
  • Marco Narici Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy.
  • Michal Steffl Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Tiziana Pietrangelo Department of Neuroscience, Imaging and Clinical Sciences, University” G. d‘Annunzio” of Chieti - Pescara, Italy.

Abstract

Biopsy of human skeletal muscle tissue is a widely used method in many research studies, where ‘the tiny percutaneous needle biopsy’ (TPNB) is one of the relatively simplest and safest procedures currently available. By using and contrasting ultrasound images of vastus lateralis of young and elderly subjects, this work highlights further the safety aspects of TPNB and stresses the importance of prior ultrasound evaluation of muscle depth and thickness in order to prevent wrong muscle group or tissue sampling in subsequent laboratory analyses.

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2020-04-01
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Focus on 30 Years of Translational Mobility Medicine - Communications
Keywords:
muscle imaging, echography, vastus lateralis, muscle sample, ultrasound
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Jandova, T., Bondi, D., Verratti, V., Narici, M., Steffl, M., & Pietrangelo, T. (2020). The importance of sonographic evaluation of muscle depth and thickness prior to the ‘tiny percutaneous needle biopsy’. European Journal of Translational Myology, 30(1), 98-102. https://doi.org/10.4081/ejtm.2019.8851