The diagnosis was also confirmed in all three patients who had a preoperative percutaneous needle biopsy.
Diagnosis usually requires incisional biopsy, but when necessary it can be made with a well planned percutaneous core needle biopsy.
Dysphagic patients should be fed through a nasogastric tube or percutaneous endoscopic feeding tube until it is safe to resume oral food and fluids.
For example, when percutaneous lung biopsies are performed the needle can be guided in through the lung under direct vision.
Several types of skin testing instruments are available for percutaneous skin testing.
It was not until the 1980s that therapeutic cardiac electrophysiology emerged; this procedure, carried out while patients are conscious, uses wires passed percutaneously to the heart to ablate the cause of arrhythmias.
Most of our specimens were obtained percutaneously either by the clinician, cytopathologist, or radiologist.
Another arterial catheter was placed percutaneously into the left brachial artery.
Alternatively, a catheter can be inserted percutaneously through the anterior wall of the trachea.
With this method, blood cultures are taken simultaneously through the suspected central catheter and percutaneously from a distant site.