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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience in Podiatry
Biopsy: Submitting a portion of tissue taken from the body to have gross and miscroscopic analysis for the purpose of identifying or diagnosing disease.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Small, 4mm.: This is usually small, like 4mm for a punch biopsy. Others might be bigger, like breast tissue can be 3-4 cm in greatest dimension.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It depend: Most of them are not very painful; doctor usually injects medication to numb the area.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Berns
19 years experience in Pathology
Thorax?: You might mean thorax, which is a general term to describe the part of the body from below the neck until the abdomen, or belly. A thorax biopsy coul ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Morgan
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Laboratory: First you obtain a sample of the tissue or fluid . Second to send it to the pathology laboratory for identification, benign or malignant, classificat ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Tissue Diagnosis: I presume that you had a radiologic study and/or examination that showed an abnormality for which a doctor recommended a biopsy. While the above stud ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
How big?: A small punch biopsy hole in the skin will fill in, but an excision biopsy is better handled by suturing the wound and closing the gap.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience in Radiation Oncology
1st Lymph Node: First lymph node or group of nodes most likely to harbor cancer cells from a primary tumor.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jim Huehnergarth
50 years experience in Pathology
Yes : Yes, cystitis will usually be seen on a biopsy. A biopsy may not be necessary.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
Depends: On the organ and diagnosis. If it is for liver cancer, then usually a percutaneous (through the skin) liver biopsy is done (though not the only route ... Read More

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