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What is the mortality rate of having a neck biopsy?

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In brief: Nearly zero

Biopsies are harmless, with only very rare exceptions.
If you biopsy a tumor that is producing vessels (angiosarcoma, paraganglioma, hemangioma), there is a risk of bleeding -- but generally, the risk of dying from a biopsy is as close to zero as you get.

In brief: Nearly zero

Biopsies are harmless, with only very rare exceptions.
If you biopsy a tumor that is producing vessels (angiosarcoma, paraganglioma, hemangioma), there is a risk of bleeding -- but generally, the risk of dying from a biopsy is as close to zero as you get.
Dr. Lester Thompson
Dr. Lester Thompson
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