The value of percutaneous needle biopsy in the management of primary bone tumors

Luis Alonso Desantos, John A. Murray, Alberto G. Ayala

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Abstract

34 suspected primary bone neoplasms were evaluated by needle biopsy between 1976 and 1978. Adequate material for evaluation was obtained in 31 cases. The accuracy rate of the procedure was 93%. Needle biopsy is a rapid, effective and safe method of evaluating unsuspected primary lesions of bone. The indications, contraindications, and technique are emphasized. The benefits over open biopsy are indicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)735-744
Number of pages10
JournalCancer
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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