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Hows stereotactic biopsy procedure done?

Hows stereotactic biopsy procedure done?

Computerized locati: The suspicious density, seen in x-ray but can not be felt , this area is located in two or more planes, marked, computer guided needle enters, at the marked site and takes biopsy, radio opaque, marker is placed for future reference, that biopsy was taken from correct location , then simple small dressing will be applied. ...Read more

Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Bronchoscopy (Definition)

Bronchoscopy is a procedure to visually examine inside of the airways (trachea, bronchii). This can be done using a rigid bronchoscope or flexible fiber-optic scope. It can be used to obtain samples such as washings (bal) and biopsies for diagnosis. There are also therapeutic interventions ...Read more


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When's a thoracentesis and bronchoscopy performed?

When's a thoracentesis and bronchoscopy performed?

See below: Thoracentesis is when fluid is removed from the space between your lung and the chest wall with a needle - usually done to relieve pressure, or send a culture. Bronchoscopy is done to look inside your airways with a camera (bronchoscope). It is done for numerous reasons: clean up secretions, look at anatomy, investigate tumors, obtain biopsies, and others. ...Read more

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What is done during bronchoscopy?

What is done during bronchoscopy?

Depends: on why it's done. If it's to clean out a mucous plug, then usually just suctioning. If it's done to look for infection, then maybe a bronchioalveolar lavage (BAL) and potentially biopsy. If its done looking for cancer, then biopsies and BAL. Brushes are also commonly done to get the lung tissue cells to be looked at for cancer. ...Read more

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Is bone marrow biopsy done without anesthesia?

Is bone marrow biopsy done without anesthesia?

Just for children: Young children will generally be put to sleep. The rest will at least get local anesthesia which is like novacaine over the hip. ...Read more

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Did HSG test is done under anesthesia ?

Did HSG test is done under anesthesia ?

Not in my experience: The hysterosalpingogram (hsg) is performed with the patient fully conscious and cooperative. Sometimes the results are discussed with the patient in the procedure room, looking at the fluoroscopic images on the in room monitor. ...Read more

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Whether biopsy is always done after apendicitis surgery?

Whether biopsy is always done after apendicitis surgery?

Please clarify: Sometimes surgeons will biopsy during surgery for appendicitis, if they see something unusual while inside the abdominal cavity. If this does not answer your question, please clarify what organ or tissue was biopsied. ...Read more

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When was minimally invasive heart surgery performed first?

When was minimally invasive heart surgery performed first?

1998: In may 1998, dr. Friedrich-wilhelm mohr using the da vinci surgical system performed the first robotically assisted heart bypass at the leipzig heart centre in germany. ...Read more

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What is a diagnostic procedure that involves tissue removal sample?

What is a diagnostic procedure that involves tissue removal sample?

A biopsy: A biopsy is a procedure to remove a small piece of tissue that is then examined by a pathologist to come up with a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is sterotactic biopsy coveredvin an office setting?

Is sterotactic biopsy coveredvin an office setting?

No: I assume you are asking about a stereotactic biopsy of a brain lesion. This requires a ct scanner and special equipment which is only possible in a hospital setting. However, baring complication, this could be a same day procedure. It depends entirely on your surgeon. ...Read more

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Thoracocentesis and CT needle biopsy the same thing?

Thoracocentesis and CT needle biopsy the same thing?

See answer: Thoracocentesis is the procedure where a needle is used to “draw off / sample” fluid from the chest pleural space – for either diagnostic (fluid sent for cytology, culture, etc.) or therapeutic purposes (too much fluid causing compression). Ct biopsy is the procedure where a needle actually biopsies a specific organ to evaluate the target tissue. ...Read more

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How accurate is an office hysteroscopy endometrial biopsy &polypectomy in showing cancer or hyperplasia?

How accurate is an office hysteroscopy endometrial biopsy &polypectomy  in showing cancer or hyperplasia?

Not entirely - : To make these diagnoses - of cancer and hyperplasia - a pathologist really must examine slides of biopsies or smears. These diagnoses cannot be made with any certainty without microscopic examination. ...Read more

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Who is minimally invasive heart surgery performed on?

Who is minimally invasive heart surgery performed on?

Depends : Test would be done to determine if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery. Some deciding factors may include medical history, age, type of heart disease and lifestyle. Generally, someone who has had heart surgery prior would not be a candidate. Some surgeries include ASD and PFO repairs, removal of tumors, valve, bypass and a-fib surgeries. ...Read more

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Is clinical history, x-rays and CT cone beam (maxilla) sufficient to diagnose periapical cemental dysplasia, or is a biopsy usually required?

Is  clinical history, x-rays and CT cone beam (maxilla) sufficient to diagnose periapical cemental dysplasia, or is a biopsy usually required?

Differential Diagnos: History, radiographs and examination are the basic components of making a differential diagnosis. This narrows the group of possibilities however an unequivocal diagnosis of periodical cemental dysplasia can only be confirmed with a biopsy. This is rarely done as there is no treatment needed for the condition. Check with your dds for guidance. ...Read more

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What is transhiatal esophagectomy done for?

What is transhiatal esophagectomy done for?

Usually cancer: Esophageal cancer, severe dysplasia on barret's esophagus, lye stricture , chemical or mechanical destruction of esophagus, some esophageal motility disorders to incude some. ...Read more