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Son had upper GI and dr said he had barrets esophogus but biopsy was negative. He has gerd, takes nexium (esomeprazole). Why discrepancy? F/u needed future?

Son had upper GI and dr said he had barrets esophogus   but biopsy was negative. He has gerd, takes nexium (esomeprazole).  Why discrepancy?  F/u needed future?

Can follow: Barrett's isn't always distinguishable from erosions from stomach acid or non-barrett gastric metaplasia. Definitions of barrett's vary from country to country. Or the biopsy forceps may miss and take a piece of normal mucosa. Ask whether junior needs to be 'scoped again. ...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


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Once airways are damaged due wedge biopsy or severe persistant cough, will alveoli grow back like normal in time?Or will this cause irreversible damage

Scar: The lung tissue removed in the biopsy will not grow back and lesion will heal with a local scar. However, the amount of tissue removed during wedge biopsy is not likely to materially reduce lung mass. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for a throat biopsy for cancer to have results?

How long does it usually take for a throat biopsy for cancer to have results?

Short time: If very suspicious for Ca then a touch prep is performed and results almost immediately. When a specimen is placed into paraffin it can take up to 1 wk to get results since specimen is slowly infiltrated with paraffin, then sectioned and then stained prior to a formal reading and report. ...Read more

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How long will it take for my throat to heal after the peanut is taken out? Why a biopsy? How long will this procedure take?

How long will it take for my throat to heal after the peanut is taken out? Why a biopsy? How long will this procedure take?

Strange question: if you chocked after eating peanuts and associated breathing difficulty followed that it is emergency. see doctor ASAP. I m however is not certain if you need theoat biopsy for this. There are might other reasons to suggest biopsy beside peanut true allergy reaction. Again, see your doctor and get proper evaluation and Tx. ...Read more

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Have septated cystic structure in throat 15x17x9. Having biopsy today does it need to be removed even if benign?

Depends on result of: Biopsy and your symptoms. Your surgeon should be able to give you specific advice after results of biopsy are back. But it sounds like a pretty big mass to me. ...Read more

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I have 3 nodules on thyroid getting biopsy next week. Currently feeling sandy gritty feeling in throat and chest. What's the cause of that?

You are nervous: about your procedure. Follow the advise of your doctors , FNS or fine needle aspiration is done as simple out patient procedure , needle aspirants then will be analyzed for cancer cells. If you have 3 nodules most likely is a benign multi nodular goiter , and wait for the good report , then your symptoms will disappear ...Read more

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Had biopsy on thyroid lump, it came back ok. Now it seems to b at the front of my throat and when i lay down i feel like i'm being strangled ?

Had biopsy on thyroid lump, it came back ok. Now it seems to b at the front of my throat and when i lay down i feel like i'm being strangled ?

See your doc: If it's the thyroid "lump" that's causing what you're feeling, it might be time to think about surgery. Your doctor should be able to tell you if the thyroid is doing this or something else. ...Read more

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Hi, Can you please tell me what this means? it is from a throat biopsy of a smoker mild squamous dysplasia with hyperkeratosis and parakeratosis

Hi, Can you please tell me what this means? it is from a throat biopsy of a smoker
mild squamous dysplasia with hyperkeratosis and parakeratosis

Abnormal cells: it means cells of that area were abnormal and had excess amount of keratin ( a substance present in the cells during the process of maturation) This is not cancer but it may become cancer in future ...Read more

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A day or 2 after a transthoracic core biopsy my throat cleared, and i developed a dry cough. Lasted about 1 mon. Now back to normal. How come?

A day or 2 after a transthoracic core biopsy my throat cleared, and i developed a dry cough.  Lasted about 1 mon.  Now back to normal.  How come?

Possible: Depending on where the biopsy was taken from in the lung, if there was irritation of the tissues or the pleura, you may develop a cough and it goes away. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more