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Bone Biopsy: Closed

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For a closed bone biopsy, the doctor inserts a needle through the skin and directly into the bone. A small piece of bone is collected in the needle. Then the bone sample is looked at under a microscope for cancer, infection, or another bone disorder.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid Bardana, MD, FRCSC - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Last RevisedOctober 4, 2012

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Last Updated: October 04, 2012
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