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How Long Can It Take To Get Bone Biopsy Results
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
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
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 1 more doctor answer
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
Diagnozed w/ spine TB based on imagery & bone biopsy (skin, chest, PCR all neg).on 10 th day of TB treatment & still febrile.how long til im afrebrile?
TB and fever: Time to defervescence varies but can be as long as one month according to some studies, even on treatment. ...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
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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