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Percutaneous Biopsy of Musculoskeletal Lesions

ByJean-Denis Laredo, Bassam Hamzé, Pierre Champsaur

A histopathological proof is often needed in musculoskeletal lesions to establish a definitive diagnosis, especially in cases of suspicion of tumor or infection. In such cases, percutaneous biopsy (PB) under radiologic control has become a routine procedure. The percutaneous approach is less invasive than surgery. Radiologic control allows needle guidance during lesion approach and also accurate needle placement.