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What to do if I had a mammo ultrasound fine needle aperation now they want me to have a ultrasound guided biopsy I'm scre?

What to do if I had a mammo ultrasound fine needle aperation now they want me to have a ultrasound guided biopsy I'm scre?

Biopsy: The fine needle aspiration may have been indeterminate. The core biopsy will provide a better specimen for the pathologist to examine. If the fine needle showed a cancer, you would be going for surgical excision. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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How long will an ultrasound guided biopsy on a mass in my throat take? They're doing it externally

How long will an ultrasound guided biopsy on a mass in my throat take? They're doing it externally

Hy: The patient is scanned to confirm and localize the abnormality - this could take 20-30 min. The preparation and biopsy another 20 minutes total - probably 45 min. To 1 hr. Including confirmation of specimen adequacy. ...Read more

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Going in for an ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, can I return to work that same day?

Going in for an ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, can I return to work that same day?

If you must: While I do not Prohibit my patients from working after an ultrasound-guided biopsy, i discourage it. We use local anesthetic that tends to wear off after a few hours, leading to dull pain in the breast. Furthermore, it helps to be able to put an ice pack on the breast, which may be difficult at work. ...Read more

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What does getting an ultrasound-guided breast biopsy done on my left breast mean?

What does getting an ultrasound-guided breast biopsy done on my left breast mean?

Something on mammo: Your mammogram or clinical exam showed something that requires further investigation. The biopsy will obtain tissue for examination. Once the tissue is examined your physician will discuss the results with you. Be calm and patient. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What should I expect at my ultrasound guided FNA biopsy of my lymph node behind my jaw? Why can't I eat or drink after midnight the day before?

Pretty easy: If you are going to have any sedation for a procedure we usually don't want you to eat or drink beforehand. This decreases risk associated with vomiting and being groggy. The procedure should be easy. The area will be numbed up and the ultrasound rolled over the neck. You probably won't feel the actual biopsy. Good luck ...Read more

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Ultrasound guided or CT guided biopsy of liver. Which is more accurate?

Ultrasound guided or CT guided biopsy of liver. Which is more accurate?

Both are accurate : Liver biopsies are performed for both focal liver lesions and nonfocal generalized liver disease playing a key role in the diagnosis and prognostication of various diffuse liver dysfunctions. Ct-guided procedures are generally reserved for tissue sampling of focal hepatic lesions, not accessible by ultrasound. ...Read more

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Suspicious area on u/s came back 'benign lactational changes', so i'm worried the dr biopsied the wrong area(it was ultrasound guided). What do I do?

Suspicious area on u/s came back 'benign lactational changes', so i'm worried the dr biopsied the wrong area(it was ultrasound guided). What do I do?

Ask the radiologist: It's very likely that the radiographic area was adequately biopsied. This siri i may be a focus of lactation hyperplasia. If you have a few are radiologist review the film and biopsy report he will be able to confirm that. ...Read more

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What happens in a ultrasound guided lymph node fnab?Does it mean a high likelihood of the actual biopsy?Any bandages or scars after? What about rugby?

What happens in a ultrasound guided lymph node fnab?Does it mean a high likelihood of the actual biopsy?Any bandages or scars after? What about rugby?

Needle aspiration: Fnab usually involves aspirating some cells through a thin needle. You may need a bandage, but as there is no incision, you should not have a scar. It is not the fnab that may interfere with rugby but the reason why you are having the procedure. Need for biopsy or other procedure would be determined based on the results of fnab. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided paracentesis?

Drainage of fluid: An ultrasound is used to locate the fluid within the abdomen. Then, under guidance from the ultrasound, a needle is placed into the abdomen in order to remove the fluid. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided amniocentesis?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided amniocentesis?

Amniotic sample: Needle puncture of pregnant uterus, under ultrasound guidance, to obtain an amniotic fluid sample. Diagnostic or therapeutic. Diagnostic for fetal chromosome defects such as down syndrome or ? Neural tube defect like myelomeningocele. Rare therapeutic cases to decrease volume of amniotic fluid for xs fluid (polydramnios) or increase amniotic volume for too little fluid (oligohydramnios). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided amnioinfusion?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided amnioinfusion?

Fluid into Uterus: Ultrasound guides needle into amniotic cavity around baby. Fluid can then be instilled into uterus. Used for definitive diagnosis of membrane rupture by instillation of Indigo Carmine dye and then observation of vaginal fluid for blue color. Also used on occasion for therapy of oligohydramnios (low amniotic fluid). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided pericardiocentesis?

Pericardial effusion: Pericardial effusion is a collection of fluid around heart within a structure that surrounds the heart called the pericardium. Fluid may collect in this space for many reasons. Ultrasound allows you to put needle in the space and perfor diagnostic tap of fluid to make diagnosis via pathology. Additionally may be therepeutic to reduce pressure. Although more common to do pericardial window to drain. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided abscess drainage?

Pus Removal!: The abscess (pus pocket) is localized with ultrasound scanning (us). The area over the abscess is cleansed and local anesthesia placed. A needle or sometimes a catheter is inserted into the abscess while watching with the us. Pus is sent for culture studies. The needle is removed. A catheter may be left in place for days or longer and allowed to drain. Less invasive than surgical drainage. ...Read more

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I am having an ultrasound guided injection for my painful trochanteric bursitis. What does this procedure involve? Will i be laid up?

I am having an ultrasound guided injection for my painful trochanteric bursitis. What does this procedure involve? Will i be laid up?

Minor and no: It is a simple injection of a numbing agent (lidocaine) and a non-water soluble (e.g., not dexamethasone) injection into the inflamed sacs causing you pain. If done properly, pain relief should be immediate. ...Read more

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I got a ultrasound guided injection on my plexus brachial area. after the injection I have more pain now & its on the left side too. is this normal?

I got a ultrasound guided injection on my plexus brachial area. after the injection I have more pain now & its on the left side too. is this normal?

NO!!: It is very difficult procedure do and the person did who did it on you obviously did not succeed! I know a great anesthesiologist in NYC but that doesn't help you. The migration of the pain to the other side may be another process - possibly a slipped disc in the neck? Either go back the same anesthesiologist or find another one probably at UCLA or UCSF. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration?

Gets tissue sample: This technique uses a non invasive ultrasound machine to see where the needle is traveling in the body in order to obtain a sample of tissue. Aspiration usually refers to obtaining fluid from a joint or a mass (cyst) in the body. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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