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Hows stereotactic biopsy procedure done?

Hows stereotactic biopsy procedure done?

Computerized locati: The suspicious density, seen in x-ray but can not be felt , this area is located in two or more planes, marked, computer guided needle enters, at the marked site and takes biopsy, radio opaque, marker is placed for future reference, that biopsy was taken from correct location , then simple small dressing will be applied. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Mammogram (Definition)

A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more


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Would mammography or mammogram procedure hurt?

Would mammography or mammogram procedure hurt?

You're overdue : It may be somewhat uncomfortable but tolerable and well worth it. Mammography has decreased breast cancer mortality by up to 50%. If you get one every year rather than every other your chances of dying from breast cancer go down 30%. 20% of cancers are in women in their 40's. What have you been waiting for? ...Read more

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Breast surgeon befor biopsy?

Breast surgeon befor biopsy?

Either way: Eiyher way would be fine. www.drlugo.com.

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What is a sentinel node biopsy procedure?

What is a sentinel node biopsy procedure?

Sentinel node: Injecting a dye, it initially goes to mother nodes or sentinel nodes and from there nurse to whole node basin. Biopsy of these mother nodes save to biopsy or removing whole nodal areas if sentinel node negative. ...Read more

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Breast tumor biopsy revealed 'canercous change'?

Breast tumor biopsy revealed 'canercous change'?

Need more info: "cancerous change" can mean many things. There are different pre-cancerous changes seen on breast biopsies, such as ADH (vasopressin) or alh (atypical ductal or atypical lobular hyperplasia). There are early cancers called dcis or lcis (ductal carcinoma in situ or lobular carcinoma in situ). Hopefully this is nothing, but we need more information. Make sure to follow-up with your doctor! ...Read more

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Should axillary sentinel node biopsy be done after chemotherapy?

Should axillary sentinel node biopsy be done after chemotherapy?

Usually before.: Sentinel lymph node biopsy is usually done at the time of lumpectomy for breast cancer. The information gained is used in the decision making as to whether adjuvant chemotherapy should be given to increase the likelihood of cure. Rarely, it might be done after chemotherapy if the initial role of chemo was to shrink the tumor to allow surgery (neoadjuvant chemotherapy). ...Read more

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Patient s/p mastectomy with sentinel node biopsy and tram flap.Now with recurrent cancer. Would anyone do repeat sentinel node biopsy?

Patient s/p mastectomy with sentinel node biopsy and tram flap.Now with recurrent cancer. Would anyone do repeat sentinel node biopsy?

Yes: There are studies that show a repeat sentinel node biopsy can be performed but it certainly would depend upon what type of incision was used for the mastectomy. ...Read more

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Do surgical margins matter for benign breast conditions (after excisional biopsy surgery)? Would re-excision be necessary if no malignancy is found?

Do surgical margins matter for benign breast conditions (after excisional biopsy surgery)?  Would re-excision be necessary if no malignancy is found?

Possibly yes: Carcinoma insitu, is a pre cancerous lesion, it has the potential of becoming cancer and is treated aggressively. Getting a clear margin around it is a good idea and recommended as it is with malignant lesions. Carcinoma insitu is not benign but it has not grown into a full cancer. Just making sure this is not what you were referring to. ...Read more

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Is bone marrow biopsy done without anesthesia?

Is bone marrow biopsy done without anesthesia?

Just for children: Young children will generally be put to sleep. The rest will at least get local anesthesia which is like novacaine over the hip. ...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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Average cost of lymph node biopsy with out insurance? Is an excisional biopsy in neck done under local anesthesia?

Average cost of lymph node biopsy with out insurance? Is an excisional biopsy in neck done under local anesthesia?

UCR: Usual, customary, and reasonable fees may vary. The usual and customary fee is defined as the charge for health care that is consistent with the average rate or charge for identical or similar services in a certain geographical area. In your area, van nuys, range is $1000- $1300. ...Read more

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Mammo shows Heterogeneously dense which may obsure sm masses Birads 2 breasts no suspicious masses dr wanting ultrasound report said annual mammo ?

Mammo shows Heterogeneously dense which may obsure sm masses Birads 2 breasts no suspicious masses dr wanting ultrasound report said annual mammo ?

Need sono: Mammo with heterogeneous dense mass needs evaluation as to whether a lesion is hiding in area of density. This can be accomplished by sono or MRI but resolution of density required. The sono can detect a specific region that could be suspicious and require bx. ...Read more

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Thoracocentesis and CT needle biopsy the same thing?

Thoracocentesis and CT needle biopsy the same thing?

See answer: Thoracocentesis is the procedure where a needle is used to “draw off / sample” fluid from the chest pleural space – for either diagnostic (fluid sent for cytology, culture, etc.) or therapeutic purposes (too much fluid causing compression). Ct biopsy is the procedure where a needle actually biopsies a specific organ to evaluate the target tissue. ...Read more

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Can another fna thyroid nodule biopsy be taken 2 weeks after a previous fna biopsy?

Can another fna thyroid nodule biopsy be taken 2 weeks after a previous fna biopsy?

Better to wait: Cytopathologists may preferr that you wait a couple of months if it is slightly suspicious but inconclusive. Inflammation can make interpretion harder. On the other hand, if the fna was nondiagnostic because of too few cells, it is desirable to repeat it within a reasonably short period of time. ...Read more

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Whether biopsy is always done after apendicitis surgery?

Whether biopsy is always done after apendicitis surgery?

Please clarify: Sometimes surgeons will biopsy during surgery for appendicitis, if they see something unusual while inside the abdominal cavity. If this does not answer your question, please clarify what organ or tissue was biopsied. ...Read more

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What is a stereotactic breast biopsy?

What is a stereotactic breast biopsy?

Check out: this RadiologyInfo link for an explanation: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=breastbixr ...Read more

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Is vacuum assisted breast biopsy more accurate than just core needle biopsy? Both u/s guided.

Accuracy: Both are highly accurate, 97-99%, in experienced hands. Vacuum assisted may provide a better sample for the pathologist, but standard core can make up for it with more samples. One may be preferred over another in certain particular circumstances. ...Read more

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What is lymph node excisional biopsy?

Sample lymph node: A surgeon cuts out the entire lymph node for pathological and sometimes microbiological examination. ...Read more

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Have fibrocystic breast disease. Ultrasound shows 1cm well circumscribed breast nodule and doc wants biopsy? Normal procedure?

Have fibrocystic breast disease. Ultrasound shows 1cm well circumscribed breast nodule and doc wants biopsy? Normal procedure?

Yes: Core needle biopsy is routine procedure for any mass found on mammography or ultrasound. It doesn't sound like it is cancer, but the reason you had the ultrasound in the first place is to see if there were anything that your doctor can't feel on exam, right? Now that they see something, you need to find out what it is. By doing a biopsy, you will know for sure. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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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