Biopsia de hueso

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Para realizar una biopsia de hueso se hace una pequeña incisión en la piel. La aguja de biopsia extrae una muestra de hueso y ésta se envía al laboratorio para ser examinada. La razón más común para realizar una biopsia de lesión de hueso es determinar si un tumor óseo es benigno o maligno y para identificar otras anomalías óseas. La biopsia de hueso también puede realizarse para determinar la causa de dolor y sensibilidad ósea.

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  • Last Reviewed on 08/11/2012
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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