Plenary Lecture

Plenary Lecture

Are Core Needle Biopsy Techniques Reliable in Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal Tumors?

Associate Professor Ahmet Kaya
Izmir Tepecik Education and Research Hospital
35100 Yenisehir, Izmir, Turkey

Abstract: Correct histologic diagnosis of musculoskeletal tumors, as soon possible, is quite critic in point of improvement in patients’ prognosis, and possibility and success of the limb sparing interventions. To make an accurate histologic diagnosis, adequate tissue sample is required. Open incisional biopsy has traditionally been used for that reason. However, open biopsies have complication rate of 16 % and these complications affect the treatment plan in 8 % of all patients undergoing biopsy . In recent years, core needle biopsies were started to be used instead of incisional biopsies . Compared to open biopsy, core needle biopsies are less invasive, cause fewer potential complications, and incur less expense. The major concern regarding core needle biopsy is that it provides a limited sample and small tissue cores, in which the histolojic morphology may not be appreciable.
Both, it has reported that, to a large extent, the use of needle biopsies has replaced open biopsy in musculoskeletal oncology practice and it has also reported that it remains controversial whether accurate histological diagnosis can be made only with the material obtained by needle biopsy of musculoskeletal lesions.
The aim of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of the core needle biopsy techniques in musculuskeletal tumors.

Brief Biography of the Speaker:
I was born in Isparta, Turkey in 1968. I was graduated from Aegean University Medical faculty on 1991. I realised my compulsary service between 1991 and 1992. After that I attended to orthopaedic residency program in Tepecik Educational and Research Hospital – Izmir – Turkey. I was named as Orthopaedic Surgeon in 1997 and start to work as consultant oerthopaedic surgeon. I was attended to post graduated education in Orthopaedic Oncology. I was named as associate professor of orthopaedics and traumatoloy in 2009. I am married and have a son. I can speak Turkish and English.






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