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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
Size: A needle-directed biopsy means a hollow needle is stuck into a tumor or lymph node, and only the amount of tissue that fits inside the needle is removed. A sentinel node biopsy removes several lymph nodes entirely and the entire lymph node is examined under the microscope. A sentinel node biopsy requires an injection ahead of time to see which nodes are first in the chain of lymph nodes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Great: With cryosurgery, the affected area is frozen, which destroys the tissue. How deep this goes depends on the length of the freeze, although there is a limit to that due to the warming effect of the circulation. A cone biopsy, now done by loop excision, removes the affected tissue in pieces. It has an advantage in that the margins can be examined by the pathologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Amount of tissue: Although the scars are the same for both procedures, the similarities end there. A panniculectomy is a procedure which removes the excess skin of the abdominal apron or pannus below the belly button. An abdominoplasty does this and also removes excess skin above the umbilicus. An abdominoplasty also tightens the abdominal muscles. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Occasionally : Gastroenterologists and surgeons will sometime differentiate endoscopy as diagnostic and therapeutic. Therapeutic can sometimes be called surgical endoscopy if it involves removing a large polyp, treating bleeding, but endoscopy and surgical endoscopy are essentially the same. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Big difference: know the word origins ectomy = cut tendon = soft tissue attachment from muscle to bone onych = nail tendonectomy - tendon cutting the more common term is tenontomy onychectomy - nail cutting ...Read more
"Ectomy" = Remove: A "tendonectomy" is the removal of a Tendon. An "onychectomy" is the removal of a Nail. ...Read more
Mammogram/Ultrasound: The mammogram (mg) and ultrasound(us) show breast tissue in different ways. The mg is better for women with fatty breasts. The us can help tell if a mass is solid or cystic (fluid filled). It can also give a better picture for women who have dense breasts. The tests are often used together to help determine what is going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Little difference.: Think of a lymph node as a small filter. All lymph nodes act as filters. However, certain lymph nodes are the very first filters in line- they are called sentinel lymph nodes. The idea is that if the sentinel node is removed and negative, the chances of other lymph nodes further down the line being positive is small. You take out less nodes and have less complications! ...Read more
Sonar vs Xray: Breast ultrasound use sound waves (i.e. Sonar) and are used to determine if a lump is solid, (usually require biopsy) or a cyst (a fluid containing lesion, usually not requiring biopsy). Mammograms also detect tumors in the breast and have the advantage of detecting tiny calcification deposits that my be due to cancer. Both tests work together to find breast cancer. No test replaces the other. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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