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Biopsy Neck Or Thorax Soft Tissue
Why would chest skin near neck flush w/ pain, hot/very cold temps, emotion? Just flushed. Had rash in same area biopsied as pre-connective tissue dis.
Rosacea: Sounds like rosacea to me. "pre-connective tissue disease" sounds like a cop-out to me, but I have not seen your skin. If your ANA and related blood tests are normal, i would not worry about connective tissue diseases like lupus. If the flushing continues, see a dermatologist and get a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
I saw a surgeon for the 7 neck nodes. He ordered 4 biopsy's and CT of neck, chest, abdomen & pelvis and tons of bloodwork. Is this a "normal" reaction?
Probably...: The surgeon has the benefit of taking your history and examining you and possibly the results of the biopsies which would justify the seeming "extensive" evaluation. I would not doubt this or attempt to second-guess. Be thankful your surgeon appears to be thorough. ...Read more
I have superficial gyrate erythema had a biopsy by a family dr should I go to a derm. To find a cause? 2+ yrs. On neck, back, legs, chest, stomach, butt!
Gyrate Erythema: Often no specific cause for the eruptions is found. However, that does not mean that a cause does not exist. I would recommend going to a dermatologist so they can help you try an figure out a possible underlying cause. If the specific cause is identified then that condition can be treated and this will help with the superficial gyrate erythema. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more
Wouldn't 2 small palpable lymphnode on neck, , and random rashes be a reason to biopsy them? Hi ana, esr, igg, low v d, malabsorption, dr wont biopsy. Cbc normal. Ct chest/abd/pelvs normal, CT sinus norm
Hi, I have had a sore throat and hoarsness for 2 months, my neck is swollen and pain goes up to my ear. This is only the right side. Blood test are normal. I have had a ultrasound, CT scan, chest xray, a biopsy. They found nodules on my thyroid.My biopsy
I took a lymph node biopsy in the neck two days ago and a lump appeared at the site where they extracted the lymph tissue today. Should i be worried?
Neck lymphnode biopsy: consistent with reactive lymphoid tissue with sinus histiocytosis and focal necrosis? (previous mono)
Ana has been negative, but a rash biopsy was suggestive of a connective tissue disease. Rash on chest, appears in winter. Anything to do but wait?
ANA testing: There is a rather large cluster of poorly defined illness known as mixed connective tissue disease in contrast to the classic ana+ diseases like lupus, arteritis, etc. In these the ANA may not be positive, and biopsies of affected tissue may be abnormal but not diagnostic. As you surmised, in these cases really the thing to do is wait since a trial of treatment may have significant side effects. ...Read more
Skin biopsy shows early connective tissue disease. What is connective tissue disease? Why would it cause a chest rash? Or flushing w/ stress, emotion?
Get 2nd pathologist: "Connective tissue disease" was an obsolete word for the lupus / scleroderma / dermatomyositis family decades ago. Unless this is a second-hand report of a biopsy that showed nonspecific inflammatory changes that anybody can have, I would ask that the case be reviewed by another pathologist if the rash might be a real problem. Lots of folks flush with stress ("stress urticaria"); it's normal. ...Read more
Upper chest rash, worsens in winter. Punch biopsy=possible early connective tissue disease. Chest flushes when upset. Looks like sunburn. Any ideas?
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
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