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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?

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?

Evaluation warranted: Depending on how low the white count, it would be wise to continue to be followed by a primary health care provider and/or hematologist. It will likely return to normal, but it should be followed. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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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


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How long can it take to heal from a jaw bone biopsy?

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 more

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What is bone biopsy and how was it done?

What is bone biopsy and how was it done?

Taking a piece out: A biopsy is a small piece taken out for microscopic examination of any particular tissue. Is it a bone biopsy(usually done for a tumor or growth) or is it a bone marrow(taken out to test for blood disorders). ...Read more

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How long can it take to get bone biopsy results?

How long can it take to get bone biopsy results?

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 more

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Can bone biopsy diagnose cancer?

Can bone biopsy diagnose cancer?

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 more

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I am having a bone biopsy on my jawbone. Three spot are being biospy how long show it take to get results back?

2-5 days: Bone needs to be decalcified before it can be processed. It takes 5-10 hours of fixation; 5-10 hours of processing, 2-3 hours to cut, stain and create teh slides, and then a day for the pathologist to read it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a way to determine if osteomyelitis is gone without bone biopsy?

MRI : Can be helpful particularly if the radiologist has a before picture for comaprison. (contrast should be used.). ...Read more

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Can there be a way to determine if osteomyelitis is gone without bone biopsy?

Can there be a way to determine if osteomyelitis is gone without bone biopsy?

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 (Definition)

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


Dr. William Hearn
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Bone Biopsy (Definition)

A bone biopsy is a surgical procedure to remove a sample ...Read more