CT GUIDED THORACIC VERTEBRAL BIOPSY
The procedure and rationale was discussed with the patient.
Left T7 pedicle was decided on for biopsy.
With patient prone, aseptic technique and intravenous sedation, periosteal local anaesthetic infiltration was used.
A 12G/13G bonopty bone biopsy needle was used to access the left pedicle, and solid core about 2.5 cm in length obtained along this path.