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22 Gauge Needle
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr used 18 gauge needle for breast core biopsy because lesion was small(4x7mm). Results were benign. Does this make sense?
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
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
It is very Accurate: It is very accurate if slides are examined by a competent Pathologist ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do pathologists look at all tissue taken from a core needle biopsy?Are samples ever considered unusable if too small, etc?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer