Intraoperative gamma probe-directed biopsy of asymptomatic suspected bone metastases.

@article{Robinson1998IntraoperativeGP,
  title={Intraoperative gamma probe-directed biopsy of asymptomatic suspected bone metastases.},
  author={L. A. W. Robinson and D Preksto and Carlos A. Muro-Cacho and Donald S. Hubbell},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={65 5},
  pages={1426-32}
}
BACKGROUND Radioisotope bone scanning is frequently used in staging malignancies. However, false-positive results are common, and biopsy is usually required. In the absence of plain radiographic abnormalities or local symptoms, localization of the area of abnormal tracer activity at the time of open rib or sternum biopsy may be difficult. It often requires resection of a large portion of one or more ribs or the sternum to assure that biopsy of the target area was performed. In this setting, a… CONTINUE READING

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