A 42-year-old female asked:
have lumps on both sides of trac/neck drs pa examined them and feels i will prob need to see a surg, also donr blood work for it whys blood work needed?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Steven Koos answered
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Blood work is needed: To screen for certain things - cbc, thyroid panel, chem 23, etc. These are also used by the surgeon/anesthesiologist for any pre-op assessment. I also imagine an ultrasound or some advanced imaging will be also the next step upon the surgeon's request.
Answered on Jun 26, 2013
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