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Will there be a frozen section biopsy before removing the testicle?

Will there be a frozen section biopsy before removing the testicle?

No: If there are concerns of testicualr cancer, surgery is the first step requiring radical surgery. A frozen section is never performed becuase it may yield a false negative reading intra-operatively. In addition a biopsy of the testicle at the time of surgery may cause spreading of the cancer and disrupt the normal covering layers of the testicle. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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Will removal of testes cure prostate cancer?

Will removal of testes cure prostate cancer?

A type of treatment.: Testicular removal, or surgical castration, is not a cure for prostate cancer. It is used as a type of androgen deprivation therapy (adt) in cases where the cancer has spread, or metastasized. Adt aims to deprive the cancer of testosterone, which fuels its progression and spread. Often, adt is not surgical but accomplished through medication. ...Read more

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Should uterine fibroids (sizes 1.2 to 1.8cm) be removed? What is the procedure to remove these fibroids? After removal, will they reappear again?

Should uterine fibroids (sizes 1.2 to 1.8cm) be removed? What is the procedure to remove these fibroids? After removal, will they reappear again?

Maybe: Small fibroids that are causing problems due to bleeding are very easily and well treated using uterine fibroid embolization (ufe). This is a minimally invasive procedure done by an interventional radiologist.You can find information at www.Ask4ufe.Com or www.Sirweb.Org. ...Read more

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If ovarian cancer suspect and ovary & lymph removed. Is biopsy done during surgery and how long til results? Will lymph biopsy results be done first?

If ovarian cancer suspect and ovary & lymph removed. Is biopsy done during surgery and how long til results? Will lymph biopsy results be done first?

Frozen section,,,: What is done during surgery for this or other operations for malignancy is usually a frozen section, not a biopsy. This is taken so the doctors know if there is tumor or if they got all the tumor if there is one. The results are reported at that time but it is preliminary. The official result comes after surgical dissection and examination and takes 2-3 days. Then the dr. Tells the pt. ...Read more

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Will a lumpectomy remove muscle?

Will  a lumpectomy remove muscle?

Generally not: Lumpectomy for breast cancer is a surgical procedure to remove a small breast cancer and some surrounding normal healthy tissue to be sure the tumor is gone. Generally chest wall muscle is not removed unless the tumor is attached to the muscle. ...Read more

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Does having a breast biopsy remove the lump?

Does having a breast biopsy remove the lump?

It depends.: A surgical excisional biopsy will remove the whole mass. An image-guided core biopsy might remove a mass if it is small enough(maybe less than 6-7mm), but the goal here is tissue diagnosis, not entire removal. ...Read more

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Undescended testis --- will it descend it without surgery?

Undescended testis --- will it descend it without surgery?

Some do some don't: While the testis generally descend & enter the scrotum in late pregnancy, some do not. We will generally watch the process until 6m-1yr before having the infant evaluated for surgery. Each case must be evaluated on its own merits. ...Read more

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Mum, 64, having benign ovarian cyst(5.1cm)removed laproscopically.Ca125 -2.3.Remove ovaries & uterus? Confused as biopsy result will come after surgery

Mum, 64, having benign ovarian cyst(5.1cm)removed laproscopically.Ca125 -2.3.Remove ovaries & uterus? Confused as biopsy result will come after surgery

Ok: If it is a benign cyst please do not worry. Most systems are benign however in a 64-year-old woman there is a small chance of malignancy. The pathologist will review the tissue and make a biopsy report after the surgery to ensure that it is benign. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst when to remove the entire ovary for complete pathologic analysis?

Ovarian cyst when to remove the entire ovary for complete pathologic analysis?

Depends: If the entire ovary has become cystic making it impossible to find a normal ovary or when there is no way to "peal" away the ovary from the cysts. ...Read more

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Will an excision biopsy leave my breast looking disfigured? Area is small and 1.5 mm from skin.

Will an excision biopsy leave my breast looking disfigured? Area is small and 1.5 mm from skin.

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

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After lymph node excisional biopsy will my lymph node chain reconnect by itself? Or will it always be disconnected

After lymph node excisional biopsy will my lymph node chain reconnect by itself? Or will it always be disconnected

Still connected: Surgical removal of a lymph node fortunately doesn't disrupt the whole system. If you have major surgery such as mastectomy, that can disrupt your lymphatic system seriously and cause severe swelling. ...Read more

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How much tissue is actually removed in an endometrial biopsy?

How much tissue is actually removed in an endometrial biopsy?

Not much but enough: Very little tissue is removed during an endometrial biopsy but multiple studies show that the amount is adequate to make an accurate diagnosis. The main purpose is to rule out cancer or premalignant lesions called endometrial hyperplasia. ...Read more

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Why can an epidermoid tumor regrow after being removed?

Why can an epidermoid tumor regrow after being removed?

Incomplete margins: The regrowth of epidermoid carcinoma usually represents a failure to obtain proper margins or treat adequate margins that may be within a field effect where normal appearing cells are in the process of transforming. As such epidermoid Ca of anus, oral cavity, cervix may be seen to have post surgical recurrence unless measures taken such as adjuvant radiation and chemotherapy are employed. ...Read more

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Is it really impossible to do a testicular biopsy without removing the whole testicle for cancer screening?

Is it really impossible to do a testicular biopsy without removing the whole testicle for cancer screening?

Possible, but ...: It's possible, but still proceed with surgery via inguinal incision for exploration so to decide if testis removal or biopsy with partial testis removal if surgeon is confident and pathologist's support is available. Most of times, radical orchiectomy is needed for a confirmed testicular mass by ultrasound after professional evaluation. For detail, ask your surgeon-urologist timely. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Does swelling cause weight gain after laparascopic surgery/ovary removal? The incision was made bigger to remove the cyst. 2 weeks and still swelled.

Does swelling cause weight gain after laparascopic surgery/ovary removal? The incision was made bigger to remove the cyst. 2 weeks and still swelled.

Maybe: Abdominal swelling can be normal up to 4-6 weeks after surgery due to the inflammation and healing from the inside where surgery was done as well as because of the incision healing. Just make sure the wound looks ok and is not swollen because of an infection, where it will be red, very tender and may even have drainage. If this is the case, then you should see your surgeon. ...Read more

Testicles (Definition)

The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more