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Heal Jaw Bone Biopsy
X ray of broken bone showed hole in bone biopsy done and was neg for bone cancer. Recent blood test showed low white blood count. Reason for concern?
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
It does depend: Also on size of biopsy - enucleation versus marsupialization, vs en-bloc resection and what pathology is/was. In general, 6-8 weeks of soreness, stiffness and point tenderness is all within normal limits. Best to have conversation at your follow-up because your oral and maxillofacial surgeon who performed this bone biopsy would know best. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on when: If you have a small lump right after the biopsy for some days or a week, that would be normal swelling after the trauma of the biopsy. If you have a lump there weeks or months later, that is not normal, and you should see your doctor about it. Of course it would help to know why you had a bone biopsy. Read more
Usually a bone: Biopsy is done on a a bone with a symptom (pain) and an x-ray abnormalitity (dissolved bone. Lytic; sclerotic, bone, blastic) indicating metastasis or fracture. The biopsy can obtain tissue if the source is occult. A bone marrow biopsy is done to assess anemia, look for leukemia, and sometimes another marrow disorder. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where is the marrow taken from in a bone biopsy? I need to have a bone biopsy. What bone is the marrow extracted from, and where is the incision? .
One: One common area from where bone marrow biopsies are taken from is the iliac crest. The ilium is one of the bones in the pelvis and between the outer and inner harder or cortical portions of the bones there is softer, what we call cancellous bone from which the biopsy can be taken. If you feel the hard pelvic bone on your sides just below your abdomen, this is generally where this is taken from. In many cases this can be done percutaneously with a large bore needle rather than making a formal incision. Good luck! Read more
Is a bone biopsy painful? I'm nervous about my upcoming bone marrow biopsy. Is it painful? What sort of pain medication is used? .
MRI: Can be helpful particularly if the radiologist has a before picture for comaprison. (contrast should be used.). Read more
I am having a bone biopsy on my jawbone. Three spot are being biospy how long show it take to get results back?
Week or so: After the bone gos to th lab it has to be demineralized, stained, and viewed microscopically, if any question obout the diagnosis, rather than give the wrong DX to you the bxs are sent out for opinions from other experts. So if simple a week if harder to dx, 2-3 weeks depending on the speed they are sent out and viewed and returned. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does a bone biopsy test for leukemia? My doctor wants me to have a bone biopsy. Does this mean he thinks I have leukemia? .
Not necessarily: Bone biopsy is a test to evaluate how your bone is producing blood products. If you have anemia or any other number of benign blood issues a biopsy may be recommended. Ultimately if you are worried about what the doctor is looking for then you should ask him. It's your body and you need to know! Read more
What are the risks of a bone biopsy? I have a weakened immune system and am concerned about the risk of getting an infection during my bone biopsy. What are the risks? .
With: With any surgical procedure there is the risk of damage to adjacent structures (nerves, blood vessels, internal organs), bleeding and infection. Your statement that you have a weakened immune system is a clue to why the bone biopsy is being done, since some of the blood cells that are responsible for mounting an immune response start life in the bone marrow. I am sure your doctors have weighed the risk vs. Benefits in recommending this procedure and will take the necessary precautions to prevent an infection. Read more
A few days: Depending on what the biopsy is for, the initial results (gross micro) will come back in a few days. If the biopsy is for something more specific like tumors, infection, then the permanent results can take up to a week depending on additional stains or final culture results. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small: Very small- but enough for pathology interpretation by a pathologist. Read more
We are waiting for a bone biopsy. Spur or cancer is the differential diagnosis. We noticed that his previous blood tests showed him slightly anemic. Does that point to cancer?
Knee MRI said represent early stages of osteomyelitis or matastatic disease. Bone biopsy not specific, still no answers?
May have missed the-: --the mass, especially if a needle Bx. Also were cultures done? Was the tissue studied done by frozen sections? They R not reliable in bone tissue. Even permanent sections R not easily evaluated & R often sent out 2 specialists in evaluating bone tiss6. Read more
I am recently diagnosis with acute osteomyelitis accrdg to bone biopsy result but no bacteria found, MRI and indium scan was done may but negative?
Suprising: Sometimes organisms are not localized in osteomyelitis because of partial treatment with antibiotics. Another reason is osteomyelitis is actually subacute and not actually acute. Patients with chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO)can get osteomyelitis in multiple sites with no bacteria that is autoimmune process. Surprising that MRI is normal. Indium is usually positive with no bacteria Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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