Ann Med Surg (Lond) 2021 Aug 16;68:102581. Epub 2021 Jul 16.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kindai University Hospital, Osaka-Sayama City, Osaka, 589-8511, Japan.
Background: Biopsies are widely used for diagnosing metastatic tumors in the bone and soft tissues; however, their usefulness and limitations remain unclear.
Patients And Methods: Biopsies of patients (13 men, 8 women, mean age 76 years) with metastatic tumors in the bone (19 patients) and soft tissues (2 patients) were reviewed retrospectively. Investigators surveyed the lesion sites, medical histories, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status (PS), biopsy sites, methods, comorbidities, diagnoses, treatments, and outcomes. Read More