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Biopsy of Musculoskeletal Tumors

  • Jacob Bickels
  • James Jelinek
  • Barry Shmookler
  • Martin Malawer
Chapter

Overview

Biopsy is a key step in the diagnosis of bone and soft-tissue tumors. An inadequately performed biopsy may fail to allow proper diagnosis, have a negative impact on survival, and ultimately necessitate an amputation to accomplish adequate margins of resection. Poorly performed biopsy remains a common finding in patients with musculoskeletal tumors who are referred to orthopedic oncology centers. The principles by which an adequate and safe biopsy of musculoskeletal tumors should be planned and executed are reviewed and a surgical approach to different anatomic locations is emphasized.

Keywords

Core Needle Biopsy Definitive Surgery Biopsy Incision Musculoskeletal Tumor Biopsy Tract 
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  • Jacob Bickels
  • James Jelinek
  • Barry Shmookler
  • Martin Malawer

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