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How is an ovarian cyst biospied?

How is an ovarian cyst biospied?

Laparoscopically: With a laparoscope, the cyst wall is cut into and possibly sent for frozen section if it looks suspicious. ...Read more

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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 dangerous is an endometrial biopsy?

How dangerous is an endometrial biopsy?

Minor: There are two types: a curettage and a biopsy. The lining of the endometrium is sample through the vagin and cervix. You usually don't feel anything as there are no nerves in the endometrium. Rarely, perforation through the uterus wall may occur, but this is an exceedingly uncommon and unlikely scenario. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to have a biopsy after hyst and bilateral oophorectomy to detect whether it's malignant or benign?

Is it necessary to have a biopsy after hyst and bilateral oophorectomy to detect whether it's malignant or benign?

Pathology: All tissues removed at surgery are sent for examination by a pathologist who will test selected parts by microscopy and other tests to determine if there is malignancy or any other abnormality. ...Read more

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How is a liver biopsey performed?

How is a liver biopsey performed?

Varies: Thirty years ago, the physician would just tap out the liver and using a suction needle obtain tissue. For the most part today, the liver is seen under ultrasound and a spring-loaded needle obtains the tissue. ...Read more

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How accurate is an ultrasound for breast cancer?

How accurate is an ultrasound for breast cancer?

Very: When ultrasounds are used to evaluate a palpable lump or a mammographic abnormality, a directed ultrasound can very accurately differentiate a benign tumor from a malignant one. Nevertheless, it is best to not rely exclusively on an ultrasound and to proceed to tissue diagnosis via biopsy, especially for women over age 40. ...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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How is a liver biop performed?

How is a liver biop performed?

Interventional Rads: Usually a liver biopsy is performed by an interventional radiologist. They use an ultrasound machine to image your liver, clean off the skin with beta dine and numb the surface of your skin up with a local anesthetic . They may give you a very mild sedative and then they pass needle through your skin and access the liver tissue ...Read more

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How is a liver biopsy performed and how long is this procedure?

How is a liver biopsy performed and how long is this procedure?

Uses imaging: Either ct scan or ultrasound for guidance. Small amount of sedation. Skin will be numbed with lidocaine. Small needle will take samples. See radiologyinfo.Org. ...Read more

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If ovarian cancer suspect and ovary & lymph removed. Is biopsy done during surgery and how long til results? Will lymph biopsy results be done first?

If ovarian cancer suspect and ovary & lymph removed. Is biopsy done during surgery and how long til results? Will lymph biopsy results be done first?

Frozen section,,,: What is done during surgery for this or other operations for malignancy is usually a frozen section, not a biopsy. This is taken so the doctors know if there is tumor or if they got all the tumor if there is one. The results are reported at that time but it is preliminary. The official result comes after surgical dissection and examination and takes 2-3 days. Then the dr. Tells the pt. ...Read more

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Is necessary to perform an operation for fibro adenoma?

Is necessary to perform an operation for fibro adenoma?

No.: Fibroadenoma of the breast is a noncancerous (benign) tumor. Symptoms: fibroadenomas are usually single lumps, but about 10 - 15% of women have several lumps that may affect both breastsdepends on location and wether you have discomfort or are concerned about location (appearance). They are benign, but one argument for removal is.."is it a fibroadenoma?" a biopsy of the breast is the best choice! ...Read more

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My PSA is a 5, I'm going for a ultrasound guidance prostate biopsy. Is this procedure painful. Is it necessary?

My PSA is a 5, I'm going for a ultrasound guidance prostate biopsy. Is this procedure painful. Is it necessary?

At 55 yes: Prostatic biopsy at 55 is indicated ( yes necessary ) , relatively low low risk out patient procedure , rarely needs strong pain medication for some none after the procedure . ...Read more

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Interventional Radiology: About how long after an IRE for cancerous tumor til a CT/PET scan is done to ascertain the results?

Interventional Radiology: About how long after an IRE for cancerous tumor til a CT/PET scan is done to ascertain the results?

What is IRE?: It is best to avoid abbreviations...they can only delay interpretation of what is wrong and where it is! As for your answer to your question... your oncologist is in a better position to address them than an interventional radiologist. ...Read more

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How is a colonoscopy performed?

How is a colonoscopy performed?

Camera on a snake: A video camera on the end of a flexible stalk, not unlike a snake, is inserted through the rectum while you are asleep. You don't feel a thing, you won't remember it, and the only bed part is the prep. ...Read more

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How long is it normal to wait for surgery to remove an ovarian cyst with septations the size is 10 cm?

Depends: Their is not a specific amount of time. This usually would not need to be performed immediately. If you have pain, an elevated CA-125, a family history of ovarian cancer or some other concerning feature then that would increase the urgency. Regardless, I would not wait to long. Several weeks would not be uncommon depending on the surgeon's and hospital's schedule. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How is endometrial biopsy done? Can this procedure confirm presence of abnormal cells or a surgery/operation is required to check for abnormal cells?

How is endometrial biopsy done? Can this procedure confirm presence of abnormal cells or a surgery/operation is required to check for abnormal cells?

Uterine sample: Usually an endometrial biopsy is completed in the office by inserting a small catheter/tube through your cervix and into the uterus. This takes a sample of tissue from the lining of the uterus. It can evaluate the presence of normal or abnormal cells in the uterus. A surgical procedure (D&C) may be necessary if unable to do an office biopsy. ...Read more

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How is a breast MRI typically performed?

How is a breast MRI typically performed?

Face-down: A breast MRI is performed with patients laying on their stomach, allowing gravity to move the breast tissue away from the chest wall through a hole cut out of the table. This is performed with the injection of an intravenous dye to help differentiate benign lumps from cancers. ...Read more

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Which procedure is done to see if a tumor is malignant?

Which procedure is done to see if a tumor is malignant?

Where is the tumor?: Skin tumors can be removed and examined by a pathologist. An intraocular tumor requires ultrasounds, serial exams, angiograms, etc. Sometimes, the wall of the eye can be removed. Tumors inside the body require techniques unique to the location. ...Read more

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What is a prostate biopsy and how is it performed?

What is a prostate biopsy and how is it performed?

Office procedure: Usually done in the office, it is a probe inserted in the rectum to ultrasound your prostate. A nerve block is used to help with the pain. In about 5 minutes, your urologist will sample 10 -12 areas in a systematic fashion. Tissue is then sent to the pathologist for analysis. ...Read more

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What is done during a parathyroid biopsy?

What is done during a parathyroid biopsy?

Likely FNA: Fna stands for fine needle aspiration. The skin is numbed with an anesthetic shot and usually an ultrasound is used to guide a needle biopsy. Needle biopsy of parathyroid glands are relatively uncommon, so ask your doctor/surgeon to clarify. ...Read more

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