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Bone biopsy: Closed

Bone biopsy: Closed


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Skeletal view of lower body, with cross-section view of biopsy needle taking sample of bone

For a closed bone biopsy, the doctor inserts a needle through the skin and directly into the bone. This is also called a needle biopsy. The biopsy needle takes a small sample of the bone. Then the bone sample is looked at under a microscope for cancer, infection, or another bone disorder.

Current as of: December 8, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Davide Bardana MD, FRCSC - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine