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Stereotactic Biopsy (Overview)

Stereotactic needle biopsy: a biopsy in which the spot to be biopsied is located three-dimensionally, the information is entered into a computer, and the computer calculates the information and positions a needle to remove the biopsy sample.


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Has anyone ever have stereotactic biopsy done or?

Has anyone ever have stereotactic biopsy done or?

Absolutely: Stereotactic guidance is frequently used to guide breast needle biopsies particularly of microcalcifications. If a lesion can be seen under ultrasound, that is usually preferred for guidance since the positioning and lack of need for compression is easier for patient and breast surgeon. ...Read more

Stereotactic Biopsy (Overview)

Stereotactic needle biopsy: a biopsy in which the spot to be biopsied is located three-dimensionally, the information is entered into a computer, and the computer calculates the information and positions a needle to remove the biopsy sample.


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What is the definition or description of: stereotactic biopsy?

What is the definition or description of: stereotactic biopsy?

Computerize biopsy: Stereotactic needle biopsy: a biopsy in which the spot to be biopsied is located three-dimensionally, the information is entered into a computer, and the computer calculates the information and positions a needle to remove the biopsy sample. ...Read more

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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

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Had stereotactic biopsy with complication. Took 40 plus mammogram views to capture. Is this safe? Biopsy was benign but worry this many views is bad.

Had stereotactic biopsy with complication. Took 40 plus mammogram views to capture. Is this safe? Biopsy was benign but worry this many views is bad.

Worth it: I'm glad you're thinking about this. Medical exposure is a large source of radiation. In this case, you needed the biopsy. The 40 mammos increases your cancer risk, but by a tiny amount. And the dose for a stereotactic biopsy is much less than a regular mammogram. Go to www.Xrayrisk.Com to calculate the risk; it's less than 0.2%, and that's an overestimate! ...Read more

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Hematoma after 6 mos from stereotactic biopsy?

Hematoma after 6 mos from stereotactic biopsy?

Unusual: After biopsy some times it could bleed, a known complication, especially in younger woman, who will have very vascular breast, if large may take months to get absorbed. ...Read more

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My wifes stereotactic biopsy was done on wrong location should the doctor be held accountable?

My wifes stereotactic biopsy was done on wrong location should the doctor be held accountable?

Sometimes: In general biopsy of a lesion is confirmed by imaging prior to and even sometimes during the procedure. However, even with these precautions sometimes the lesion is missed. In addition, sometimes there are multiple lesions, in those cases the physician must chose which he believes gives the best chance of obtaining a diagnosis. Speak with the physician and ask what why the location was changed. ...Read more

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Due for colonoscopy. Hemorrhaged after stereotactic biopsy. Nurse said I was a bleeder. Is it safe to have a colonoscopy if I'm a bleeder?

Bleeding: If you truly have a history of excessive bleeding, then please see your doctor first for an evaluation of your bleeding status. Likely, you are perfectly normal and the biopsy just happened to disrupt an unruly vessel. However, some simple blood tests can put the question to rest prior to your colonoscopy. If there is any problem, your colonoscopist needs to know prior to the procedure. ...Read more

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Do doctor use stereotactic biopsy for cancer?

Do doctor use stereotactic biopsy for cancer?

Yes: Yes several areas where the tumour can not be felt, but seen in radiograph, like in suspicious breast densities , in lung, in liver lesions etc stereotatic biopsies will be done to diagnose cancer. ...Read more

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Do doctor use stereotactic biopsy to find cancer?

Do doctor use stereotactic biopsy to find cancer?

Yes: Stereotactic biopsy is used very frequently to biopsy nonpalpable mammographic abnormalities. Prior to this technique, the only option was to place a wire into the breast in the vicinity of the abnormality, followed by surgical excision. Stereotactic bx requires only local anesthesia and is done thru a pinhole incision, yielding the same results. ...Read more

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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