the actual removal of a piece of tissue from the bone for examination by a pathologist.
a conclusive way to diagnose osteonecrosis
a procedure in which bone samples are removed (with a special biopsy needle or during surgery) to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present
a test in which a small sample of bone is removed from the body and examined under a microscope for cancer, infection, or other bone disorders
A type of biopsy in which a surgeon removes an entire bone tumor (excisional biopsy) or a small part of a large tumor (incisional biopsy) in order to diagnose or rule out cancer.