Sep 16

How Should Musculoskeletal Biopsies Be Performed?

http://www.healio.com/orthopedics/journals/ortho/2014-9-37-9/%7B1688fd23-32c5-4a7b-ad2f-1931021ee393%7D/how-should-musculoskeletal-biopsies-be-performed

GUEST EDITORIAL 

How Should Musculoskeletal Biopsies Be Performed?

Andreas F. Mavrogenis, MD; Andrea Angelini, MD; Costantino Errani, MD; Eugenio Rimondi, MD

Guest Editorial
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The Radiologist’s Perspective

Currently, imaging-guided closed biopsy with ultrasonography (Figure 1) or computed tomography (CT) (Figure 2) is the gold standard for musculoskeletal tumors because of low cost, low risk of tumor spread and contamination, and minimal invasiveness for the patient.2 Imaging-guided closed biopsy increases the accuracy and reduces the risk of complications of the biopsy, especially for deep-seated tumors…

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