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Biopsy: synovia

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Neil Burton

Synonym(s): Synovial biopsy


Introduction

  • Arthrotomy, the usual method for synovial biopsy, allows examination of joint and removal of specimen (membrane 2-4 mm wide, length dependent on size of joint) from most suitable area.

Uses

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Depends of the condition diagnosed.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Clements D N, Owen M R, Mosley J R et al (2005) Retrospective study of bacterial infective arthritis in 31 dogs. JSAP 46 (4), 171-176 PubMed.
  • May C (2005) Diagnosis and management of bacterial infective arthritis in dogs and cats. In Practice 27 (6), 316-321 VetMedResource.

Other sources of information

  • Beale, Hulse, Schultz, Whitney (2003)Arthroscopic Instrumentation.In:Small Animal Arthroscopy. Saunders, Elsevier Science. ISBN 0-7216-8969-8.

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