Percutaneous biopsy of the synovial membrane

  • J.-D. Laredo
  • M. Bard


Arthritis is a manifestation of a wide spectrum of systemic and local diseases. In selected cases, examination of the synovium may provide precise diagnostic clues or useful information about the nature of the articular process. Biopsy of the synovium can be performed through open arthrography, percutaneous biopsy, or as part of an arthroscopy procedure during which the biopsy area can be visualized.


Synovial Membrane Synovial Tissue Percutaneous Biopsy Calcium Pyrophosphate Pseudo Gout 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J.-D. Laredo
    • 1
  • M. Bard
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Bone and Joint RadiologyHôpital LariboisièreParisFrance

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