Stereotactic Biopsy Surgery

Advantages

  • Allow safe acquisition of tissue samples for histopathologic characterization.
  • To establish a diagnosis.
  • If operative resection is warranted, it may help guide surgical planning.
  • For infectious pathologies, antibiotic sensitivities can be assayed using the biopsy tissue to optimize medical management.
  • Patients with liquid components to their lesion, such as pus or blood, may benefit from stereotactic drainage after the biopsy has been performed.