The evaluation of a patient with a soft tissue mass is a very common problem that orthopedic surgeons will face. There are very features that help the clinician decide whether the mass is malignant or benign, so a very careful evaluation is necessary. The orthopedic surgeon has three choices as he or she plans treatment: (1) observation, (2) incisional or needle biopsy, and (3) excisional biopsy. Excisional biopsy is a very dangerous procedure to perform - the surgeon must be sure that the lesion is benign.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Passport for the Orthopedic Boards and FRCS Examination|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|
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