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What Is The Difference Between An Excisional And Incisional Biopsy
Type of surgery: An incisional biopsy cuts out a piece of the tumor but does not remove it completely. An excisional biopsy removes the entire tumor which can them be studied in the laboratory. ...Read more
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 more
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
Excisional biopsy: Any acute pain can easily be treated if its bad enough for you. It also depends on where the biopsy was done. Your surgeon is usually responsible for the acute pain related to the biopsy. If that fails try your pcp or a pain specialist. ...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
After lymph node excisional biopsy will my lymph node chain reconnect by itself? Or will it always be disconnected
What are your thoughts of using colloidal silver before having an excisional neck biopsy? Can it be used before or after surgery?
Colloidal silver: Is of no proven clinical benefit. Safety concerns about the accumulation of silver. I do not know of any clinical need for it ...Read more
Not much time: Depending on the size, in most cases you should be able to recover within 24 to 48 hours after the procedure. ...Read more
Submandibular node 21mm x 7mm. Excisional biopsy shows follicular hyperplasia sinus histocyctosis. After a month another node 13mm x 6mm discovered.
Probably: If the lesion is a non-melanomatous skin cancer, complete excision will be curative, while if its melanoma he'll need to do a wider excision and possibly a lymph node dissection, depending on the site. So unless there is some cosmetic contraindication I see nothing to lose with the excisional biopsy. ...Read more
I recently had an excisional breast biopsy. What might I look for as far as symptoms of infection?
Red, swollen, pain : An infection in the wound manifests with redness, tenderness, swelling and sometimes with drainage of pus. In more severe cases you may develop fever, malaise and other systemic symptoms. Some swelling, bruising and pain after surgery is expected and is not necessarily abnormal. If you have any concerns, it is best to see your surgeon to be checked. ...Read more
Fna of enlarged cervical node showed atypical cells. Dr. Wants excisional biopsy. What are the chances that this is cancer?
Good chance: Fine needle aspiration (fna) shows atypical cells, means, there is a good chance it could malignant, only way to prove or disprove is by removing the entire node for biopsy for the final diagnosis. ...Read more
2cm rt jd node excisional biopsy: "many cells present, unable to identify." ongoing sx, several 1cm painless neck nodes, unilat face/neck puffy/full.
More info. needed,,,: You seem to have many nodes involved with something, and your puffy face can mean that you have a swelling issue that likey has backed up your lymph drainage there. But the biopsy report, and the underlying illness is too vague to know what this can be. It might be infection, an auto-immune preocess, or something else, but a visit to the doctor especially head and neck is needed to find out. ...Read more