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Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
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
I started to faint during stereotactic breast biopsy. It was done in sitting position.
How can I prevent this from happening the next time? Sedation?
The doctors used 1ml of thrombin to stop a pseudo aneurism from stereotactic breast biopsy. Are there any long term effects of them using thrombin?
No : Thrombin is also a part of the body's way of stoping bleeding . It usually gets resorted over time. ...Read more
What type of biopsy is more accurate for large clusters of microcalcifications in the breast,
stereotactic core biopsy or wire guided open
Open biopsy: is considered the historic "gold standard", but the accuracy of stereotactic biopsy approaches that of excisional biopsy, with less risk, less complications, less cost, and no disfigurement or significant scarring. It avoids unnecessary surgery. About 75% or so of all microcalcification biopsies turn out benign. Image-guided needle biopsies are the standard of care for a variety of reasons. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do they find cancer in breast with stereotactic biopsy? What method they use to find cancer in breast?
3 D visualization: A stereotactic mammogram takes 2 simultaneous views of the breast and a computer creates a 3-d image, much like what our brain does with the views from both eyes. With the help of the image, a needle can be guided to the precise site of the mass in question to take a sample. ...Read more
Tissue samples: Breast biopsy means obtaining tissue samples from an area of concern in the breast to be sent to the lab to make a diagnosis. This could be from a suspicious lump or a suspicious finding on you mammogram or ultrasound (or mri). The biopsy is obtained using a biopsy needle under imaging guidance. Occasionally an open surgical biopsy may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A minor procedure: I am hoping that this is planned as a needle biopsy. Usually they will give you local anesthesia. The anesthetic causes some burning, but it works very quickly to numb the area. If imaging is used, usually ultrasound and sometimes stereotactic guidance (that uses x-ray) will be used to guide the biopsy needle to the area of concern. Depending on the lesion, its location and your breast condition the procedure may take several minutes to an hour or so. Average of about 1/2 hour. It is done at the office, a clinic, outpatient department, a breast center or a radiology department. They will give you the post biopsy instructions. You should expect the result within a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on type : Most biopsies today should be needle biopsies (i.e. Core biopsies) which can generally be done in the office under local anesthetic usually with image (ultrasound or stereotactic) guidance. Most patients do fine with over the counter medications with little or no restrictions (if it hurts, don't do it) and can resume usual activities right away. A snug supportive bra provides additional comfort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast biopsy means obtaining tissue samples from an area of concern in the breast to be sent to the lab to make a diagnosis. This could be from a suspicious lump or a suspicious finding on you mammogram or ultrasound (or mri). The biopsy is obtained using a biopsy needle under imaging guidance. Occasionally an open surgical ...Read more
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