Bone and Soft Tissue

  • Kitai Kim
  • Bernard Naylor

Abstract

This chapter focuses on bone lesions that clinically and radio-logically are suspicious of being neoplasm and that require biopsy for diagnosis. The pathologic diagnosis of bone lesions, either by open biopsy or fine needle aspiration (FNA), requires a thorough knowledge of clinical and radiological data. Lesions in bone suitable for diagnosis by FN A are metastatic neoplasms, which are common. Primary tumors of bone are comparatively rare, although in some circumstances FN A may provide the diagnosis, an advantage in terms of cost effectiveness and optimal management.

Keywords

Sarcoma Osteosarcoma Hemangioma Lipoma Thyroglobulin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kitai Kim
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bernard Naylor
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Medical College of OhioToledoUSA
  2. 2.Medical College HospitalsToledoUSA
  3. 3.The University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  4. 4.The University of Michigan HospitalsAnn ArborUSA

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