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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
Punch biopsy: Punch biopsy is considered the primary technique to obtain diagnostic, full-thickness skin specimens. It is performed using a circular blade or trephine attached to a pencil-like handle. The instrument is rotated down through the epidermis and dermis, and into the subcutaneous fat. The punch biopsy yields a cylindrical core of tissue that must be gently handled (usually with a needle). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incisional biopsy- does a mole that was picked off, but needed biopsy, have to wait for wound to heal before a biopsy can be done?
Swollen lymph node over 5 months with atypical cells diagnosed by needle biopsy. No other symptoms. How likely will incisional biopsy find cancer?
Had an incisional biopsy of the right breast three weeks ago and the lump removed was benign.There is now a lump above the scar.Is this normal?
What causes a feeling is swimmy headedness? Not really dizzy, but a feeling like walking on sponges.Had incisional neck biopsy a week ago-benign
See a neurologist: These symptoms may represent a headache or other neurological condition, or sinus issues. You also just had a neck biopsy. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to a neurologist. See your PCP first. http://www.emedicinehealth.com/dizziness_lightheadedness_and_vertigo-health/article_em.htm ...Read more
Small: Very small- but enough for pathology interpretation by a pathologist. ...Read more
I have folliculitis and needle biopsies came back negative can I have an incisional or punch biopsy to isolate the microbe?
Talked to my breast surgeon on probaly begin grade 3 from mammo and ultrasound after incesional biopsy says cell reaction he wants to do follow up and?
Check path report: Mozzy: are you saying that the mammogram was read as 3 - meaning probably benign but you still had it biopsied? There should be a notation from the surgeon/radiologist who did the biopsy as to whether it is "concordant" meaning they agree with that diagnosis or "discordant" meaning the pathology does not really agree with the imaging. If it is discordant, an excisional biopsy is usually next. ...Read more