Ultrasound-Guided Transcutaneous Needle Biopsy of the Base of the Tongue and Floor of the Mouth From a Submental Approach.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Limited data exist regarding the feasibility of ultrasound-guided transcutaneous biopsy of the base of the tongue and floor of the mouth. This retrospective study reviewed 8 cases with lesions in the base of the tongue or floor of the mouth that were biopsied by fine-needle aspiration. Core biopsy was also needed in 1 case. All biopsies were technically successful, and all yielded squamous cell carcinoma. One biopsy yielded a false-positive result, as subsequent resection yielded high-grade dysplasia with no invasion. The other biopsy results were considered true-positive based on subsequent pathologic examinations (2 cases) or clinical/imaging follow-up (5 cases). There were no significant complications associated with the biopsies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wagner, JM; Conrad, RD; Cannon, TY; Alleman, AM

Published Date

  • May 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1009 - 1013

PubMed ID

  • 27036167

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-9613

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.7863/ultra.15.06004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England