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Minimal Access Surgeries

Muscle biopsy

Muscle biopsy is a procedure in which a small part of your muscle tissue is removed for examination under the microscope. This procedure is mainly indicated to diagnose infections, disorders and metabolic defects of the muscle, and diseases of connective tissue and blood vessels.

Muscular biopsy is performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia depending on the type of procedure performed. This procedure can be conducted in 2 ways:

  • An open biopsy, in which your surgeon makes an incision in your skin to expose the muscle, and a small piece of the muscle tissue is removed.
  • Needle biopsy, in which your doctor inserts a needle into your muscle and removes it. A small piece of muscle tissue comes out along with the needle.

The muscle tissue is then sent to the laboratory for microscopic examination.

Like all invasive procedures, muscle biopsy may be associated with certain side effects such as bleeding, bruising or infection at the site of the wound, and damage of surrounding tissues or muscles.

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