Diagnostic Accuracy of Tru-Cut Biopsy for Soft Tissue Tumors

Tetikkurt S., Koy Y., Beytemur O., Albayrak R., Bakir A.

ISTANBUL MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.19, no.4, pp.295-299, 2018 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/imj.2018.78889
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.295-299
  • Keywords: Soft tissue neoplasms, diagnosis, pathology, biopsy, needle, CORE NEEDLE-BIOPSY, BONE, LESIONS
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Objective: Biopsy is an essential step in the diagnosis of patients with soft tissue tumors. Tru-cut biopsy is a simple procedure that could be performed in the outpatient setting under local anesthesia. It is cost-effective and less time consuming compared with the open biopsy. The aim of the present retrospective study is to assess this biopsy technique with regard to the diagnostic accuracy for soft tissue tumors.