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Doctor insights on: Inguinal Lymph Node Biopsy

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Whats an open inguinal lymph node biopsy?

Whats an open inguinal lymph node biopsy?

Surgery: This is where a small surgical incision is made and the lymph node is dissected out and removed or at least a portion of the lymph node is cut out and sent for testing and cultures. This is not as commonly done with inguinal nodes as it is for nodes in other areas. ...Read more

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Dr. Morton Levitt
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Lymph Node Biopsy (Definition)

There are many causes of enlarged lymph nodes, and sometimes the best way to understand why is to have a doctor obtain tissue from the enlarged lymph node. A pathologist can then look at the biopsy and help determine why it is enlarged. The most common cause is infection, but it is important to rule out cancer as a possible cause. Good treatments are possible once ...Read more


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Why would my general surgeon ask for a second inguinal lymph node biopsy if there were no cancer cells found?

Why would my general surgeon ask for a second inguinal lymph node biopsy if there were no cancer cells found?

Ask your surgeon: I don't know what the prior biopsy showed or how it was performed. Multiple possible reasons including inadequate sample, pathology needs more tissue for diagnosis, etc. Best to ask your surgeon why. ...Read more

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Why do I need 2 biopsies of inguinal lymph node if no cancer is found?

Why do I need 2 biopsies of inguinal lymph node if no cancer is found?

Your doc knows best.: Sometimes a single biopsy is not conclusive. In medicine we must be sure of the diagnosis. That may require an additional sample. ...Read more

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I have pain and swelling in groin. Recent CT scan states nonspecific inguinal lymph node. What kind of doctor does a biopsy?

I have pain and swelling in groin. Recent CT scan states nonspecific inguinal lymph node. What kind of doctor does a biopsy?

It depends: A radiologist can perform a ct guided needle biopsy. A surgeon can perform an excisional biopsy. Surgeons and other physicians may be able to perform needle biopsies if they have access to ultrasound equipment or if the mass is palpable. ...Read more

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What can a lymph node biopsy tell?

Lymph node character: A lymph node biopsy can tell us about th character of the lymph node. It is commonly performed to determine if they are reflective of inflammation, spread of cancer or infection. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lymph node biopsy?

What is the definition or description of: lymph node biopsy?

Lymph node biopsy: There are many causes of enlarged lymph nodes, and sometimes the best way to understand why is to have a doctor obtain tissue from the enlarged lymph node. A pathologist can then look at the biopsy and help determine why it is enlarged. The most common cause is infection, but it is important to rule out cancer as a possible cause. Good treatments are possible once you know the cause. ...Read more

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Which types of cancers does a lymph node biopsy detect?

Lymphatic spread: Any cancer that has spread into lymphatic system and has reached the lymph node can be detected by lymph node biopsy. Then there are primary cancers of the lymphatic system which can also be easily diagnosed with biopsy. ...Read more

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100.2 fever after lymph node biopsy in neck what's normal and what's not normal?

100.2 fever after lymph node biopsy in neck what's normal and what's not normal?

Not usual: Call the doctor that asked you to follow up after the biopsy or if there is suture to be checked taken out or care for a possible infection. If not tender, you may have reactions to other factors such as latex, beta iodine or others you ingested unrelated to the biopsy. Do not worry,some people do have febrile reaction, even with minor pricks or bites. But do check your biopsy pathology,obviously. ...Read more

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How long after a positive lymph node biopsy is it safe to assume cancer is everywhere?

How long after a positive lymph node biopsy is it safe to assume cancer is everywhere?

No answer: A tumor with spread to local lymph node may be curable and cancer need not have spread everywhere. The risk of cancer spreading in the body increases with the incresiing number of lymph nodes being positive. However, there is no time line for the spread of cancer. Different tumors and people behave differently. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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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


Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more