Spine Synovial Cyst Treatment

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Definition

A synovial biopsy is the removal of a piece of tissue lining a joint. The tissue is called the synovial membrane.


Alternative Names

Biopsy - synovial membrane


How the test is performed

The test is usually done in the operating room with the use of arthroscopy.

The health care provider will inject a numbing medicine (local anesthetic) into the area. An instrument called a trocar is inserted into the joint space. This tool helps push fluid in and out of the area. A biopsy grasper is inserted...

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