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What is a needle biopsy of a lymph node like?

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Dr. Rawhi Omar
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In brief: Simple

A fine needle aspiration biopsy means using a thin needle (like the ones used to draw blood) to draw a very small tissue or cell sample from the lymph node.
The sample is examined under microscope by a pathologist who can often make a diagnosis without the need for a surgical procedure to remove an entire node

In brief: Simple

A fine needle aspiration biopsy means using a thin needle (like the ones used to draw blood) to draw a very small tissue or cell sample from the lymph node.
The sample is examined under microscope by a pathologist who can often make a diagnosis without the need for a surgical procedure to remove an entire node
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