Hows stereotactic biopsy procedure done?

Computerized locati. The suspicious density, seen in x-ray but can not be felt , this area is located in two or more planes, marked, computer guided needle enters, at the marked site and takes biopsy, radio opaque, marker is placed for future reference, that biopsy was taken from correct location , then simple small dressing will be applied.

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Has anyone ever have stereotactic biopsy done or?

Absolutely. Stereotactic guidance is frequently used to guide breast needle biopsies particularly of microcalcifications. If a lesion can be seen under ultrasound, that is usually preferred for guidance since the positioning and lack of need for compression is easier for patient and breast surgeon. Read more...

I had a stereotactic biopsy 4 months ago. I have had intermittent discomfort where it was done. I have a small lump there now that wasnt there before?

Likely scarring. scarring or keloid formation is very likely, but I would also suggest seeing ur doctor for follow up. Clotted off blood could be possible too. . Read more...

My wifes stereotactic biopsy was done on wrong location should the doctor be held accountable?

Sometimes. In general biopsy of a lesion is confirmed by imaging prior to and even sometimes during the procedure. However, even with these precautions sometimes the lesion is missed. In addition, sometimes there are multiple lesions, in those cases the physician must chose which he believes gives the best chance of obtaining a diagnosis. Speak with the physician and ask what why the location was changed. Read more...