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Doctor insights on: Excisional Biopsy Vs Needle Biopsy

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Is a fine needle or excisional biopsy better to diagnose lymphoma?

Is a fine needle or excisional biopsy better to diagnose lymphoma?

Excisional: Excisional biopsy is more accurate for diagnosis of lymphoma, because the samples are much larger. Fine needle aspiration (fna) can make the diagnosis, and is much less invasive - however, the sample is much smaller, and can miss the involved portion of the lymph node. ...Read more

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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Needle Biopsy (Definition)

A needle biopsy (or fine needle aspiration) is a procedure whereby a thin needle (similar to one the is used for drawing blood), is guided into a lesion and cells are obtained and then placed immediately onto a glass slide for evaluation under the microscope. Unlike a biopsy where "chunks" of tissue are obtained, a fna often obtains only several drops of fluid that ...Read more


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How bad is pain from a surgical excisional biopsy ?

How bad is pain from a surgical excisional biopsy ?

Not bad: Your surgeon and anesthesiologist will suggest a regimen which usually means that this operation is well-tolerated without significant pain. ...Read more

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Do i need to rest after having an excisional biopsy?

Do i need to rest after having an excisional biopsy?

Depends: What was excised? How much tissue was removed? Was it under local anesthesia or general? You only need to rest as much or as little as you are comfortable with. A small excisional biopsy of a skin lesion, under local anesthesia would not require any rest. ...Read more

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Need to pain relief after having an excisional biopsy?

Excisional biopsy: Any acute pain can easily be treated if its bad enough for you. It also depends where the biopsy was done. Your surgeon is usually responsible for the acute pain related to the biopsy. If that fails try your pcp or a pain specialist. ...Read more

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Would I get an excisional biopsy for my small fibroadenoma?

Would I get an excisional biopsy for my small fibroadenoma?

Usually unnecessary : Nonsurgical needle biopsy is the standard for diagnosing mammographic abnormalities. Once the benign diagnosis is established, it is usually unnecessary to surgically remove a benign fibroadenoma. However, if it is followed and growing, excision is often recommended to prevent further growth and exclude rare "locally aggressive" fibroadenoma-variants called phyllodes tumors. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: excisional biopsy?

What is the definition or description of: excisional biopsy?

Biopsy with intent!: An excisional biopsy is a biopsy where the lesion is also excised or removed. When people here the word biopsy, they usually think that just a small sampling of the lesion will be obtained. However, there are times when its more appropriate to remove the whole lesion and send it to pathology. This would be an excisional biopsy. ...Read more

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If they didn't find anything wrong, should I ask for an excisional biopsy on these nodes?

If they didn't find anything wrong, should I ask for an excisional biopsy on these nodes?

No: I am betting that you are asking about enlarged lymph nodes. Cancer in nodes is obviously very abnormal. If the nodes are simply palpable and maybe a bit tender, leave them alone. ...Read more

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What is lymph node excisional biopsy?

Sample lymph node: A surgeon cuts out the entire lymph node for pathological and sometimes microbiological examination. ...Read more

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After lymph node excisional biopsy will my lymph node chain reconnect by itself? Or will it always be disconnected

After lymph node excisional biopsy will my lymph node chain reconnect by itself? Or will it always be disconnected

Still connected: Surgical removal of a lymph node fortunately doesn't disrupt the whole system. If you have major surgery such as mastectomy, that can disrupt your lymphatic system seriously and cause severe swelling. ...Read more

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Should I have an excisional biopsy because doctor thinks it could be melanoma?

Should I have an excisional biopsy because doctor thinks it could be melanoma?

Probably: If the lesion is a non-melanomatous skin cancer, complete excision will be curative, while if its melanoma he'll need to do a wider excision and possibly a lymph node dissection, depending on the site. So unless there is some cosmetic contraindication i see nothing to lose with the excisional biopsy. ...Read more

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2cm rt jd node excisional biopsy: "many cells present, unable to identify." ongoing sx, several 1cm painless neck nodes, unilat face/neck puffy/full.

2cm rt jd node excisional biopsy: "many cells present, unable to identify." ongoing sx, several 1cm painless neck nodes, unilat face/neck puffy/full.

More info. needed,,,: You seem to have many nodes involved with something, and your puffy face can mean that you have a swelling issue that likey has backed up your lymph drainage there. But the biopsy report, and the underlying illness is too vague to know what this can be. It might be infection, an auto-immune preocess, or something else, but a visit to the doctor especially head and neck is needed to find out. ...Read more

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May i know the simple explanation for this diagnosis: (post auricular area), excision biopsy: cellular spindle cell lesion favor nodular fascitis?

May i know the simple explanation for this diagnosis: (post auricular area), excision biopsy: cellular spindle cell lesion favor nodular fascitis?

Get 2nd opinion: A pathologist who trained at one of my institutions self-diagnosed a sarcoma and had his arm amputated, only to discover later it was nodular fasciitis, which is very benign. I was trained by some of the great pathologists and even they said they'd never call nodular fasciitis without a second pathologist agreeing. I'd suggest showing 3-4 of us pathologists. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long do I need to recover from excisional biopsy of the breast?

How long do I need to recover from excisional biopsy of the breast?

Not much time: Depending on the size, in most cases you should be able to recover within 24 to 48 hours after the procedure. ...Read more

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How long will I need to recover from an excisional biopsy of the breast?

Less than 1 week.: Surgical removal of a breast lump is an out-patient procedure that can usually be done under twilight anesthesia. Most people don't require narcotic pain medication and can return to normal activities within one week. ...Read more

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Excisional biopsy yesterday on armpit growth it was sent to pathology, when can tell if its malignant?

2 to 3 days: It usually takes 2 to 3 days for the biopsy to be examined. Sometimes, if it is borderline, it will be sent to a reference pathology lab, and could take a few extra days. Call you doctor if you haven't heard in3 days. Good luck. ...Read more

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Multiple swollen neck lymph nodes. Excisional biopsy came back normal. Called them reactive nodes. Why is this?

Multiple swollen neck lymph nodes. Excisional biopsy came back normal. Called them reactive nodes. Why is this?

Not known: The pathologist will call enlarged nodes for which a cause can not be ascertained, "reactive". The good news is that there is no cancer. You may need to watch and wait. Do see your doctor again if the nodes get larger or nodes in other areas of the body get larger. ...Read more

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Submandibular node 21mm x 7mm. Excisional biopsy shows follicular hyperplasia sinus histocyctosis. After a month another node 13mm x 6mm discovered.

Submandibular node 21mm x 7mm. Excisional biopsy shows follicular hyperplasia sinus histocyctosis. After a month another node 13mm x 6mm discovered.

Good for you: That first lymph node is totally benign. It was working for you and was yor friend. Talk about "sinus histiocytosis " suggesting cancer is misleading especially if there is no visible lesion. Why not leave the new one, which took the place of the other, alone. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Biopsy (Definition)

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


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Excisional Biopsy (Definition)

An excisional biopsy is a biopsy where the lesion is also excised or removed. When people here the word biopsy, they usually think that just a small sampling of the lesion will be obtained. However, there are times when its more appropriate to remove the whole lesion and send it to pathology. This would ...Read more