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Biopsy and Staging—Technical Issues

  • David W. Easter
  • Robert Michaelson

Abstract

The safe and accurate staging of known or suspected cancer is a paramount concern of the surgeon and patient. Treatment decisions are necessarily based on this critical information. Unless a patient is known to already harbor widespread metastatic disease, laparoscopicdirected biopsy and staging should be considered early in the evaluation of every abdominal malignancy.

Keywords

Core Needle Laparoscopic Staging Minimal Access Clinical Vignette Nondominant Hand 
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  • David W. Easter
  • Robert Michaelson

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