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Does a lymph node biopsy require the lymph node to be removed entirely?

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Dr. Willam Lau
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: No

Lymph nodes can be biopsied using fna (fine needle aspiration), but it is easier to take the entire node out, subtotal or wedge biopies may not heal and leave larger scars.

In brief: No

Lymph nodes can be biopsied using fna (fine needle aspiration), but it is easier to take the entire node out, subtotal or wedge biopies may not heal and leave larger scars.
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