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Ct Guided Biopsy Superficial Lymph Nodes
Ct neck shows scattered subcm short axis dimension lymph nodes anterior posterior cervical chains bilat. 2 x triple neg breast cancer surv. Biopsy?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more
Normal chest X-ray & abdominal/pelivic CT scan, but positive TB skin test? I have low grade fevers, extreme fatigue & swollen lymph nodes. Tb?
I had a CT scan with contrast dye and a mrcp with contrast on the same day-- 4hours apart. Also, scheduled a CT guided biopsy 2 days later. Any issue?
Be followed: As long as you have normal renal (kidney) function and you are monitored closely and well hydrated, you should be fine. Best wishes. ...Read more
Enlarged submandibular lymph nodes, each 1 cm in size. Negative CT scan, normal blood work. Excisional biopsy showed conglomerated but soft. Cause?
More information: Not enough information to help. Make sure you are being managed by an ENT-head and neck surgeon. ...Read more
Presented w/ chest pain and shortness of breath. Ct w/ contrast showed enlarged non-specific mediastinal & axillary lymph nodes. Should I have biopsy?
Enlarged lymph nodes in neck and crease of arm. Dr wont do a biopsy. Just a CT scan but only of my neck. how can i get her to do test for other nodes?
Lump behind right ear for 1 year. ENT recommended biopsy but opted for CT instead. CTwas normal. Do lymph nodes normally show up on CT w/o contrast?
They found a spot or scar on my left lung. After 6 months they want to do a CT guided needle biopsy. What is this?
CT guided biopsy: When a spot is close enough to the chest wall, interventional radiologists are able to use ct scan pictures to guide a small needle into a spot. Normally, when a spot is found, we follow it with ct scans. It it looks like it's getting bigger, we plan for a ct guided biopsy to find out what it is. When the spot is away from the chest wall we consider bronchoscopy vs surgical removal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a CT guided spine biopsy of L3 result in scar tissue? Had biopsy 3 weeks ago had a burning pain in my right anterior thigh one day later. Serious?
Yes, but consider...: Yes, a ct biopsy can result in scar. However, the L3 nerve root supplies sensation to the anterior thigh. Most likely there is swelling around or irritation of this nerve root which could be expected after this procedure. If it doesn't resolve within a couple weeks, see your md. ...Read more
I have ra, i had a mass on my chest, so they did ct-guided needle biopsy where the thymus is! doc has told me its not sarcoid, but could be lymphoma?
Thymus: May be the source of the mass, and it could be invasive ornon-invasive. Thymomais associated with rheumatologic/auto-immune conditions. Lymphoma is another prospect, more rare are germ cell tumors (teratoma) and substernal thyroid. Sarcoid can involve any node bearing areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a 2cm reactive lymph node in my parotid gland area that hasnt went down in 2 yrs. i've done CT scans& biopsies. the node feels hot inside?
Two areas showed up on CT scan 2 1/2 months ago liver & abdom lymph both Biopsied & negative. Repeat scan showed growth. Could it be Cancer returned?
I have had a painless enlarged postauricular lymph node for 10 months. Saw ENT who wants a CT possible biopsy. What could it be?
Enlarged node.: A CT scan will demonstrated if the bump is a lymph node or some other problem. If it is an enlarged lymph node, there are multiple possible causes. Various infections are the most common likely reason but other causes include certain medication, scar tissue, and even cancer (although this would be unusual in a young man). A biopsy should give a definitive answer. ...Read more
I have pain and swelling in groin. Recent CT scan states nonspecific inguinal lymph node. What kind of doctor does a biopsy?
When should a lymph node be biopsied? Enlarged x6months pea sized. Clear labs, & head & neck CT. ENT says not large enough to warrenty a biopsy.
Mediastinal lymph node biopsy, small cell lung cancer. Lungs clear on CT. Is this an unknown primary or not, ie does sclc mean primary must be in lung?
Lump behind right ear on tip of mastoid for about 1 year. I declined biopsy so ENT said to get a CT. Will CT differentiate lymph node from a tumor?
Yes: It will also rule out involvement of / extension from the mastoid ...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