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What Is The Difference Between An Excisional And Incisional 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
Punch biopsy: Punch biopsy is considered the primary technique to obtain diagnostic, full-thickness skin specimens. It is performed using a circular blade or trephine attached to a pencil-like handle. The instrument is rotated down through the epidermis and dermis, and into the subcutaneous fat. The punch biopsy yields a cylindrical core of tissue that must be gently handled (usually with a needle). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incisional biopsy- does a mole that was picked off, but needed biopsy, have to wait for wound to heal before a biopsy can be done?
Swollen lymph node over 5 months with atypical cells diagnosed by needle biopsy. No other symptoms. How likely will incisional biopsy find cancer?
Had an incisional biopsy of the right breast three weeks ago and the lump removed was benign. There is now a lump above the scar. Is this normal?
Does an e.n.t dr with 12 yrs experience and an e.n.t with 36 yrs experience really makes a difference in performing my dad's excisional neck biopsy?
Not likely: You should let your Dad choose whomever he has confidence in. Hope all goes well. ...Read more
Biopsy with intent!: An excisional biopsy is a biopsy where the lesion is also excised or removed. When people here the word biopsy, they usually think that just a small sampling of the lesion will be obtained. However, there are times when its more appropriate to remove the whole lesion and send it to pathology. This would be an excisional biopsy. ...Read more
Yes: Likely the initial biopsy showed something worrisome that required your dermatologist to perform an excision to ensure the entire lesion is removed. ...Read more
What is the definition or description of: cervical biopsy using loop electrosurgical excision procedure?
LEEP: The loop electrosurgical excision procedure (leep) is currently one of the most commonly used approaches to treat high grade cervical dysplasia (cin ii/iii, hgsil) discovered on colposcopic ...Read more
Not bad: Your surgeon and anesthesiologist will suggest a regimen which usually means that this operation is well-tolerated without significant pain. ...Read more
Usually unnecessary : Nonsurgical needle biopsy is the standard for diagnosing mammographic abnormalities. Once the benign diagnosis is established, it is usually unnecessary to surgically remove a benign fibroadenoma. However, if it is followed and growing, excision is often recommended to prevent further growth and exclude rare "locally aggressive" fibroadenoma-variants called phyllodes tumors. ...Read more
No.: An excisional biopsy of a lymph node should not result in spreading of the malignancy. ...Read more
Very low: Very low. Good luck!Get a more detailed answer ›
The real questions: Forgive my frankness. The only things on your mind right now should be, 'do I have cancer? If it is not diagnosed and it kills me, how will the people who love me be affected?' you're an adult. I can't promise you that you won't notice where you've had the surgery. I doubt anyone else will be aware of anything. A man who'd care (and I've never met such a man) isn't worth keeping. Now be brave. ...Read more
Malignant potential: Depending on what the pathology report showed your doctor wants to remove all the mole not just the surface. It is possible that is looked like it could be a skin cancer that is something you MUST discuss with your doctor and have the rest of the mole removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer