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Conchotome and needle percutaneous biopsy of skeletal muscle.
  1. P Dietrichson,
  2. J Coakley,
  3. P E Smith,
  4. R D Griffiths,
  5. T R Helliwell,
  6. R H Edwards
  1. Muscle Research Centre, University Department of Medicine, Royal Liverpool Hospital, UK.


    Percutaneous muscle biopsy is an important and acceptable technique in the study of conditions involving human skeletal muscle. A review of 436 conchotome and needle muscle biopsies obtained over 18 months in this centre is presented.

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