Indication for pediatric muscle biopsy determines usefulness.

PURPOSE Diagnostic skeletal muscle biopsy is an invasive procedure used for evaluation of neuromuscular disorders. We hypothesize that the yield of biopsy varies with its indication or suspected diagnosis. METHODS Retrospective review of all muscle biopsies was performed at an academic tertiary care center between January 1, 1996, and August 1, 2006… CONTINUE READING