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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends where?: What area of the body are they doing an open biopsy? This is important. If it's superficial, you may not need general anesthesia at all, but if it's d ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Answine
31 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes it can: Depending on the location and how superficial the node is, it can be done with local anesthetics with or without sedation , or a regional nerve block, ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Rare, if at all: But do not use abbreviations...I do not know what hlh leukemia is! a simple blood test is the first step before you start thinking about a lymph node ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience Urologic Oncology
See answer: If a lymph node is sufficiently enlarged, it can be biopsied either by needle or surgically in some cases. Definitive pathological analysis will ident ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Very: You will need to have a frank talk with your physician, as this very much affects what you need to know as you choose from among your treatment option ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Wait and see: If they're massively enlarged, they can be biopsied. If they're not massively enlarged, and you don't have a primary cancer found after the usual sear ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
This is: significant growth however other tests besides biopsy at this point may be necessary as first steps in your diagnosis. Hope this is helpful Dr Z
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Rule out malignancy.: The need for a biopsy depends upon a patient's specific clinical situation. If a healthcare provider has suggested a tissue biopsy, it is likely beca ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Not exactly...: Lymph nodes (ln) are designed to trap anything that is "foreign" to our body such as cancer cells. We remove them to stage cancers; if cancer cells s ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
Benign: When an enlarged lymph node is biopsied or excised and the pathological diagnosis is reactive hyperplasia, it means the the node is reacting to a loca ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience Dermatology
See specialist: This is an important question to discuss with your dermatologist. If the melanoma is 1-4mm thick, sln biopsy is often recommended. Between 0.7-1mm d ... Read More
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