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Whats a nasal biopsy?

Whats a nasal biopsy?

Removal of tissue: A nasal biopsy is the removal of a small piece of tissue from the interior of the nose. Depending on the location, purpose and size of the biopsy, there should not be much pain. It would be important to know the reason for the biopsy and what the surgeon is thinking. That information will give one a better perspective of what is going to take place. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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 much pain is a nasal biopsy?

How much pain is a nasal biopsy?

Not much: There are many structures in the nasal cavity. The septum in the midline and usually three turbinates situated in the lateral aspect of the inside of the nose. Depending on the location of the biopsy and the tissue being removed it is not very painful because it will be performed under local anesthesia. If the base is cauterized, you probably won't need more than otc medication. ...Read more

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Tonsil out,biopsy,abundant Actinomyces colonies,still have post drip nasal, can this be caused by Actinomyces?What kind of test is there to find out?

It's not: Actinomyces colonies are fairly common in tonsils whether or not they need to come out. Actinomyces is usually harmless but when it gets deep into tissues, it evokes abundant pus. It's not going to cause the edema and mild inflammatory of the upper respiratory tract that produces the drip. ...Read more

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Had a biopsy on a mass in post nasal space. Awaiting result. This is highly likely to be cancer isn't it?

Wait for pathology: You will have to wait for pathology for definitive diagnosis. Relax now. Remember to follow your doctor for final result and recommendation. ...Read more

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Lump in post nasal space. I have been told it's not a polop. So that only leaves cancer ? Awaiting biopsy. Biopsy taken last Tuesday.

Postnasal lump: No, cancer is not the only remaining cause of a post-nasal lump. Scarring or swelling from inflammation can cause this. It is very stressful to wait for biopsy results, but you can rest assured that noncancerous causes are still possible, esp. at your young age. ...Read more

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What are the different things it could be in the post nasal space. I have a lump and awaiting biopsy result? Scared out of my mind.

Calm down: Easy for me to say, but please be positive about this.It's probably a polyp and even if it is something worse try and stay strong, positive and hopeful. hat will help your spirit and immune system handle whatever comes next. This is not fantasy.It's been shown to help if you gather your strength and focus on the positive.Let go of any negative influences for a while. Again, it's probably a polyp. ...Read more

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Should a unilateral nasal polyp be biopsied prior to surgery? Also, should any other treatments be explored prior to just removing it?

Should a unilateral nasal polyp be biopsied prior to surgery? Also, should any other treatments be explored prior to just removing it?

Good question: The concern for unilateral polyps is that it might be neoplastic process. Thus at the very least a biopsy is recommended (especially if no surgery is planned). But most surgeons will go ahead and schedule surgery, since the patients are usually pretty symptomatic in the first place. If surgery is not an option, temporary relief can be gained from oral or topical steroid therapy after the biopsy. ...Read more

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Endoscopy impression:gastric mucosal abnormality char. By erythema. Erythematous duodenopathy. Both biopsied. What are we looking for?

Endoscopy  impression:gastric mucosal abnormality char. By erythema. Erythematous duodenopathy. Both biopsied. What are we looking for?

Few possibilities: Redness or erythema of the lining of the stomach and/or duodenum suggest a few possibilities: infection with h. Pylori bacteria, drug toxicity, bile reflux. Biopsies usually help clarify the cause. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had biopsy result of lump in post nasal space. The result said consistent with adenoide tissue. What does this mean? Is it cancer?

Had biopsy result of lump in post nasal space. The result said consistent with adenoide tissue. What does this mean? Is it cancer?

No...: From what you have described, there is no mention of cancer. Adenoids are a normal part of the body (which can get enlarged). They are a mass of lymphatic tissue situated posterior to the nasal cavity, in the roof of the nasopharynx, where the nose blends into the throat. This fragment of the report looks fine, but talk to the doctor who did the procedure to confirm that everything looked good. ...Read more

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Blood tests negative for celiac, hla gene positive, biopsy positive. Could there be another cause for mucosal flattening?

Blood tests negative for celiac, hla gene positive, biopsy positive.  Could there be another cause for mucosal flattening?

Unlikely: The blood test is of secondary importance. It depends on what test you had, for instance the immunoglobulin a antibody to tissue transglutaminase may be negative if one already avoids eating gluten. Also, it is not very sensitive. The definitive test is the biopsy (not the gene, which does only show the likelihood of developing the disease. You probably have celiac disease. ...Read more

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Had an endoscopy waiting for biopsy outcome and also blood results. Confirmed gastritis, mucosal atrophy of the stomach suspect. Should I be worried?

Had an endoscopy waiting for biopsy outcome and also blood results. Confirmed gastritis, mucosal atrophy of the stomach suspect. Should I be worried?

Medicines will help: Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach. It can be treated with several different medicines, so that by itself isn't so bad. Obviously the results of the biopsy and blood tests will further define what's going on. ...Read more

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Had neck ultrasound and reactive glands seen no needle biopsy needed. Lump found in post nasal space . Having biopsy tomorrow. Are the two connected?

It's possible: Reactive lymph nodes are common during acute/chronic illness and other conditions such as chronic tobacco use. The lump in post nasal space should be further evaluated by an ENT specialist and the lymph nodes do not need to be biopsy at this time unless lump in post nasal space is deemed to be cancerous. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy/Biopsy report: the lesion (0.5cm) is lymphangioma of the rectum, Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome, and mucosal prolapse syndrome. is it bad?

Colonoscopy/Biopsy report: the lesion (0.5cm) is lymphangioma of the rectum, Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome, and mucosal prolapse syndrome. is it bad?

No, nothing bad!: It is likely that your rectal mucosal prolapse caused the solitary rectal ulcerr syndrome and needs no treatment unless there is significant bleeding or discomfort which you did not mention having. The incidentially found 5mm lymphangioma is totally benign and should be of no concern. That lesion is exceedingly rare with very few cases reported and never a report of malignancy in them. ...Read more

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Having surgery on l nasal polyp excision with partial septal mucosal resection and itr d/w pt including but not limited bleeding, what does that mean?

Having surgery on l nasal polyp excision with partial septal mucosal resection and itr d/w pt including but not  limited bleeding, what does that mean?

See Below: If one has questions regarding a procedure or a consent for a procedure then it is best to discuss this with the treating physician. ...Read more

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Hello Dr, I had nosal dripping, my MRI shows "Right Maxillary sinus mucosal thickening" & "deviation of nasal septum to right" what does this mean?

Sinusitis: You have thickening of the right maxillary sinus due to inflammation, likely infection in the sinus. Your nasal septum is the part that divides the two sides of your nose. When deviated it can cause excessive mucosal thickening and difficulty breathing, especially at night. I recommend you use Neil Med Sinus rinse as directed twice a day and consult an ENT specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Nasal Biopsy (Definition)

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