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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
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
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
MRI : Can be helpful particularly if the radiologist has a before picture for comaprison. (contrast should be used.). ...Read more
Yes, by checking -: With your orthopod, who determines it by taking a history, examination, xrays, lab work; & on repeated examinations, xrays & lab work. You should be on appropriate antibiotics for 6-12 weeks. As your condition improves with no pain, tenderness, fever, return of appetite, there will be improvement in general condition. Bone bx is generally not used to DX if the osteomyelitis has resolved or not. ...Read more
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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