La radiologia medica

, Volume 124, Issue 4, pp 253–258 | Cite as

Role of interventional radiology in the management of musculoskeletal soft-tissue lesions

  • Francesco Arrigoni
  • Federico Bruno
  • Luigi Zugaro
  • Alessandra Splendiani
  • Ernesto Di Cesare
  • Antonio BarileEmail author
  • Carlo Masciocchi


The lesions of the soft tissues are rare and extremely heterogeneous; even if the surgical treatment is usually the standard therapy, the role of the interventional radiology (IR) in this field is growing up for multiple reasons. First, because the imaging alone usually is not able to ensure a definitive diagnosis, IR has a basic role in the staging: the percutaneous biopsy is infact an irreplaceable step. Moreover, biopsy is necessary not only for histologic evaluations but also for the biochemical and molecular studies. Furthermore, the proved safety and effectiveness of IR in a multiple oncologial applications prompt a wider use also in this field.


Soft-tissue lesions Sarcomas Desmoid lesions Interventional radiology Biopsy 


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This study was not funded.

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All authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biotechnology and Applied Clinical SciencesUniversity of L’Aquila, S. Salvatore HospitalL’AquilaItaly

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