MRI guided wire localization muscle biopsy in a child with juvenile dermatomyositis
A novel technique for preoperative MRI guided wire localization for targeted surgical excisional biopsy of muscle is described in a pediatric patient with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM). This technique allows for preoperative localization of abnormalities seen only with MRI. Using this technique, the patient underwent successful targeted muscle biopsy for confirmation of the diagnosis and staging of dermatomyositis. © 2013 Tuen et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
Tuen, VC; Zingula, SN; Moir, C; Reed, AM; Matsumoto, JM; Woodrum, DA
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