Whats an open inguinal lymph node biopsy?

Surgery. This is where a small surgical incision is made and the lymph node is dissected out and removed or at least a portion of the lymph node is cut out and sent for testing and cultures. This is not as commonly done with inguinal nodes as it is for nodes in other areas.
Removal of node . Procedure design to remove an enlarged lymph node in the groin for pathologic examination of the node. Involve small incision over the offending node. Outpatient procedure.

Related Questions

Why do I need 2 biopsies of inguinal lymph node if no cancer is found?

Sampling? If they are concerned the first one did not get an appropriate enough sample, they may request a second. Read more...
Your doc knows best. Sometimes a single biopsy is not conclusive. In medicine we must be sure of the diagnosis. That may require an additional sample. Read more...

I have pain and swelling in groin. Recent CT scan states nonspecific inguinal lymph node. What kind of doctor does a biopsy?

It depends. A radiologist can perform a ct guided needle biopsy. A surgeon can perform an excisional biopsy. Surgeons and other physicians may be able to perform needle biopsies if they have access to ultrasound equipment or if the mass is palpable. Read more...

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

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. Read more...

What does it mean if my doc wants a lymph node biopsy?

Excision. A lymph node biopsy is usually recommended because a lymph nofe is enlarged. Three general types of biopsies can be done... An fna (fine needle aspiration)... This provides clusters of cells a pathologist will look at to make a diagnosis. The second is an incisional where a portion of the lymph node is taken. The third is excisional where the entire lymph node is taken. Read more...
Many possibilites. Look up "lymphadenopathy" in google. Most causes are benign. www.thepmc.org. Read more...

100.2 fever after lymph node biopsy in neck what's normal and what's not normal?

Not usual. Call the doctor that asked you to follow up after the biopsy or if there is suture to be checked taken out or care for a possible infection. If not tender, you may have reactions to other factors such as latex, beta iodine or others you ingested unrelated to the biopsy. Do not worry,some people do have febrile reaction, even with minor pricks or bites. But do check your biopsy pathology,obviously. Read more...