What is the role of surgical biopsy in the diagnosis of diskitis?

Updated: May 13, 2020
  • Author: Alvin Marcovici, MD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey A Goldstein, MD  more...
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Open biopsy is the most invasive test. In some studies, it has been found to have the highest yield in terms of positive cultures and diagnosis confirmation. [10] Whereas some surgeons prefer to combine open biopsy with surgical debridement, no difference has been found between antibiotics and debridement when compared with antibiotics alone in cases of early diskitis.


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