Biopsy can determinate tumoral track contamination: A case report of chondrosarcoma

Carmine Zoccali, Umberto Prencipe, Fabio Erba, Antonello Vidiri, Franco Di Filippo

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In order to get a correct diagnosis, biopsy is fundamental in oncological orthopedic surgery. If for other tumors, like liver and lung, the possibility to spread malignant cells through biopsy track is well known, it was less evident for bone tumors. This case report study focuses this problem; radiologists and orthopedics have to maintain a high suspicion level while checking post-biopsy imaging. Recurrence can be considered a negative prognostic factor for outcome patients.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology Extra
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009


  • Biopsy track contamination
  • Chondrosarcoma recurrancy
  • En bloc vertebrectomy
  • Musculoskeletal biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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