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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Taking a piece out: A biopsy is a small piece taken out for microscopic examination of any particular tissue. Is it a bone biopsy(usually done for a tumor or growth) or i ... Read More

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Bone biopsy: The specimen obtained from or the act of obtaining a specimen from a part of the skeleton, usually to aid with diagnosis as provided with microscopic ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
A few days: Depending on what the biopsy is for, the initial results (gross micro) will come back in a few days. If the biopsy is for something more specific lik ... Read More
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Small: Very small- but enough for pathology interpretation by a pathologist.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: If the cancer is in the bone, a biopsy of the lesion can provide the diagnosis. Not exactly bone biopsy, but bone marrow biopsy can diagnose any cane ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, by checking -: With your orthopod, who determines it by taking a history, examination, xrays, lab work; & on repeated examinations, xrays & lab work. You should be o ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
MRI : Can be helpful particularly if the radiologist has a before picture for comaprison. (contrast should be used.).
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Week or so: After the bone gos to th lab it has to be demineralized, stained, and viewed microscopically, if any question obout the diagnosis, rather than give th ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Dunbar
27 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
One : One common area from where bone marrow biopsies are taken from is the iliac crest. The ilium is one of the bones in the pelvis and between the outer a ... Read More
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Dr. Tim Schrader
25 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: No. Typically it requires anesthesia.
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