Percutaneous core needle biopsy versus open biopsy in diagnostics of bone and soft tissue sarcoma: a retrospective study

@inproceedings{Pohlig2012PercutaneousCN,
  title={Percutaneous core needle biopsy versus open biopsy in diagnostics of bone and soft tissue sarcoma: a retrospective study},
  author={Florian Pohlig and Chlodwig Kirchhoff and Ulrich Lenze and Johannes Schauwecker and Rainer Burgkart and Hans Rechl and R{\"u}diger von Eisenhart-Rothe},
  booktitle={European journal of medical research},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Biopsy is a crucial step within the diagnostic cascade in patients with suspected bone or soft tissue sarcoma. Open biopsy is still considered the gold standard. However, recent literature suggests similar results for percutaneous biopsy techniques. Therefore, the aim of this retrospective analysis was to compare open and percutaneous core needle biopsy (CNB) regarding their accuracy in diagnosis of malignant musculoskeletal lesions. METHODS From January 2007 to December 2009, all… CONTINUE READING
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