Compartmental anatomy: Relevance to staging and biopsy of musculoskeletal tumors

Mark W. Anderson, H. Thomas Temple, Robert G. Dussault, Phoebe A. Kaplan

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Abstract

A thorough understanding of compartmental anatomy is essential for accurate staging of a suspected musculoskeletal tumor with MR imaging and for avoiding potentially devastating biopsy-related complications. Imaging- guided, percutaneous needle biopsy is a safe and cost-effective technique but requires careful planning in conjunction with the surgeon who will perform the definitive surgery because it constitutes the final step in the staging process and the first step in surgical therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1663-1671
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume173
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Anderson, M. W., Thomas Temple, H., Dussault, R. G., & Kaplan, P. A. (1999). Compartmental anatomy: Relevance to staging and biopsy of musculoskeletal tumors. American Journal of Roentgenology, 173(6), 1663-1671.