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Dr. Shelby Terstriep
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Typically not: The risks of complications does however depend on what is being biopsied.

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Kahn
30 years experience in Pathology
FNA: A needle biopsy (or fine needle aspiration) is a procedure whereby a thin needle (similar to one the is used for drawing blood), is guided into a lesi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
A : A needle biopsy is performed to determine if a lump under the skin is due to a condition that requires treatment with medication or other therapy such ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
It'll stay: Scar contracts and this is why you will have this little mark. This is common and depending on the site can be the norm. At surgery or autopsy, old bi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
No.: The sole purpose of a biopsy is to determine whether a growth is benign or malignant. In general, the best method of biopsy is the least invasive and ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Biopsy: Logically you may expect more discomfort from 3 pokes than from a single one. But nowdays biopsies are done under some anesthesia, so there is a good ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Strabbing
20 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Very Accurate: An article from baylor in 2000 looked at more than 6000 patients who underwent thyroid fna biopsy. Sensitivity and specificity values of thyroid fna ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience in Endocrinology
A pin prick: Most fnaers numb the area on the skin above a thyroid nodule with xylocaine (lidocaine) using a very fine grade needle so that the larger needle will ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience in Pathology
Simple: A fine needle aspiration biopsy means using a thin needle (like the ones used to draw blood) to draw a very small tissue or cell sample from the lymp ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience in Endocrinology
Benign or malignant: An fna of a thyroid nodule can tell with great accuracy whether the nodule is cancerous and what type of cancer it is.
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