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Is vacuum assisted breast biopsy more accurate than just core needle biopsy? Both u/s guided.

Is vacuum assisted breast biopsy more accurate than just core needle biopsy? Both u/s guided.

Accuracy: Both are highly accurate, 97-99%, in experienced hands. Vacuum assisted may provide a better sample for the pathologist, but standard core can make up for it with more samples. One may be preferred over another in certain particular circumstances. ...Read more

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What is testicular fine needle aspiration cytology?

What is testicular fine needle aspiration cytology?

It is a type of Biop: It is a test done to examine the cells contained in a lump or mass . This is one way to check a lump for Cancer. It is the least invasive test because it uses a very thin/fine needle to pull out a few cells and check if they are normal or abnormal(cancerous). ...Read more

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Needle prick pain in finger tips?

Needle prick pain in finger tips?

Needle prick pain: If mostly on thumb index and middle finger it could be carpal tunnel syndrome. If you're diabetic and present on all fingers it could be neuropathy. ...Read more

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For a thryoid biopsy is needle inserted below neck am having needle biopsy of thryoid nodule and want to know where needle is inserted - below neck?

For a thryoid biopsy is needle inserted below neck am having needle biopsy of thryoid nodule and want to know where needle is
inserted - below neck?

Above collar bones: The thyroid usually lies between the adam's apple & the collar bones. For an fna, or needle biopsy, the needle goes the skin as close as possible to the nodule. (for example, it might go in right next to the ultrasound probe in this picture). ...Read more

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Needle biopsy? How does a needle biopsy work? Why would some one get a needle biopsy?

Needle biopsy? How does a needle biopsy work?  Why would some one get a needle biopsy?

Needle Biopsy.: Large bor needle is inserted into the object of interest then removed with a piece of tissue remaining inside the needle. A needle biopsy is cheaper, faster, generally safer and sometimes the only alternative to major surgery. In medicine we always try to do the least invasive and dangerous test first. ...Read more

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Dr used 18 gauge needle for breast core biopsy because lesion was small(4x7mm). Results were benign. Does this make sense?

Dr used 18 gauge needle for breast core biopsy because lesion was small(4x7mm). Results were benign. Does this make sense?

Sure,,: This just means you've had a breast biopsy that yielded benign tissue from this lesion indicating that it is of a benign type of lesion. You can discuss with your doctor what you want to do next, like take it out depending on where in your breast it's located. Best if luck. ...Read more

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Can needle stick efficiently transmit hep c?

Can needle stick efficiently transmit hep c?

You bet: The overwhelming majority of cases of hep c are transmitted by needle in one fashion or another; drug use, transfusions (although not in usa anymore), tattoing, accidents in medical settings, etc. ...Read more

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Do all thyroid nodules require a fine needle aspiration biopsy?

Do all thyroid nodules require a fine needle aspiration biopsy?

No, but: That's a very complicated question. The short answer is no, but the nuances of which thyroid nodule to biopsy and when are complex and beyond the context of this forum. ...Read more

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Rabies vaccine causes HIV through inject by reuse syringe?

Rabies vaccine causes HIV through inject by reuse syringe?

Don't reuse syringes: In parts of the world, HIV has been transmitted by reusing syringes.Old syringes were sterilized but nowadays cheap syringes should be available anywhere. ...Read more

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Blood draw fromButterfly needle with clean tube attachedat Clininc ,wanted to know hiv dies once dried inside needle ? HIV would die within minutes ?

Blood draw fromButterfly needle with clean tube attachedat Clininc ,wanted to know hiv dies once dried inside needle ? HIV would die within minutes ?

No risk, no worry: It is very unlikely the clinic reuses butterfly needles to draw blood. HIV probably can survive many hours in blood inside a needle. But because needles are not reused, this doesn't matter. As you probably know, medical care in Pakistan often is very sophisticated. But even in developing countries, HIV is rarely if ever caught by having blood drawn or by other needles or injections. No worries! ...Read more

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Mantoux syringes is auto disable or reusable? rabies vaccine work if it inject by reuse syringe? what is the side effect?

Mantoux syringes is auto disable or reusable? rabies vaccine work if it inject by reuse syringe? what is the side effect?

Don't re-use: The majority of syringes in today's time are not intended for multiple use. Re-using needles is not advised. ...Read more

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What is Fine needle aspiration good for?

What is Fine needle aspiration good for?

Lots of things: It is a great way of telling exactly what a mass is, without having to make a big invisible or do Seriius surgery. ...Read more

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How accurate is a needle biopsy into the neck lymph nodes for detecting cancer ?

How accurate is a needle biopsy into the neck lymph nodes for detecting cancer ?

It is very Accurate: It is very accurate if slides are examined by a competent Pathologist ...Read more

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Biopsy of lymph node in neck. Will they use local or general anesthesia since its so close to skin? Also is core needle aspiration accurate?

Biopsy of lymph node in neck. Will they use local or general anesthesia since its so close to skin? Also is core needle aspiration accurate?

Can be local.: For most things a core needle biopsy will be sufficient for diagnosis. This can be done using local anesthesia. Occasionally the core is not sufficient and the lymph node would then have to be excised to get a larger sample. ...Read more

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Butterfly needle vs normal needle for child getting blood drawn? What should we ask for?

Butterfly needle vs normal needle for child getting blood drawn? What should we ask for?

Don't ask: Please forgive my frankness. If you start telling health care professionals how to do their jobs based on something you read on the internet -- even from us -- they will resent it. And they will be right to feel this way. You are probably also a professional who takes pride in your work. Do you like being told what to do, as if you didn't already know yourself? I don't think needle type matters. ...Read more

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Do pathologists look at all tissue taken from a core needle biopsy?Are samples ever considered unusable if too small, etc?

All tissue examined: In the case of biopsies all tissues are examined. Even small pieces of tissue are important and are not ignored. ...Read more

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How deep is a vp shunt placed under the skin ?

How deep is a vp shunt placed under the skin ?

Vp shunt: it's under the superficial skin layer so sometimes you can feel it ...Read more

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Poked wih needle in butt in train seat don't know needle type. So is there risk 4 HIV do I need testing?

Poked wih needle in butt in train seat don't know needle type. So is there risk 4 HIV do I need testing?

You're still asking?: You've written other questions in which you've indicated somebody stuck you while you were on a bus, and other stuff over the past few days. You should already have asked your personal physician about antiretroviral prophylaxis. Please do this. ...Read more

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