Table 3:

Histopathologic results of CT-guided cervical bone biopsies for primary tumors or metastatic disease

Malignant (n = 24 cases)
    Myeloma4
    NSCLC/adenocarcinoma4
    Osteoid osteoma3
    Chordoma2
    Giant cell tumor2
    Indeterminate (abnormal)2
Metastatic carcinoma
    Unknown primary2
    Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma1
Metastatic carcinoma
    Breast primary1
Metastatic papillary
    Thyroid carcinoma1
    Aneurysmal bone cyst focal1
    Eosinophilic granuloma1
Benign (n = 10 cases)
    Normala6
    Marrow fibrosis1
    Chronic inflammation1
    Micrococcus species1
    Osteomyelitis1
  • Note:—NSCLC indicates non-small-cell lung carcinoma.

  • a Normal means biopsy demonstrating normal bone seen on histopathology.