Anatomically based guidelines for core needle biopsy of bone tumors: implications for limb-sparing surgery.

@article{Liu2007AnatomicallyBG,
  title={Anatomically based guidelines for core needle biopsy of bone tumors: implications for limb-sparing surgery.},
  author={Patrick T. Liu and Scott D Valadez and Frank Chivers and Catherine C. Roberts and Christopher P. Beauchamp},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  year={2007},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={189-205; discussion 206}
}
Diagnostic image-guided needle biopsy plays a vital role in the work-up and treatment of patients with extremity bone tumors. The radiologist and the orthopedic oncologic surgeon should take a team approach to this procedure, especially when the bone lesion might be a primary sarcoma for which limb-sparing surgery (LSS) would be considered. A set of anatomically based guidelines were developed that can be used by the radiologist, in combination with case-by-case consultation with the surgeon… CONTINUE READING

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