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A 51-year-old female asked:

Ct neck shows scattered subcm short axis dimension lymph nodes anterior posterior cervical chains bilat. 2 x triple neg breast cancer surv. biopsy?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 33 years experience
Imaging/biopsy: You have been through a lot. Imaging with ct scan provides information and helps guide next steps, but is not diagnostic. A biopsy obtains tissue for pathology to make the diagnose of lymph node. The timing of biopsy in relation to your overall health will be best addressed between you and your doc. Take family or friend with you.
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Dr. Andrew Hoffman
General Surgery 36 years experience
Antibiotics first.: Wide area of involvement suggests reactive ln's. Rule out infection first with 2x 2 weeks of different antibiotics to see if the nodes shrink.
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Last updated Sep 30, 2020

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