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For a neck biopsy (to rule out lymphoma) how many nodes do they take out?

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In brief: Maybe one

Usually only one lymph node can be sufficient for the pathologist to study, as all the lymph nodes in a region are expected to show similar findings.
If there are more than one lymph node that are enlarged, then sometimes more are removed.

In brief: Maybe one

Usually only one lymph node can be sufficient for the pathologist to study, as all the lymph nodes in a region are expected to show similar findings.
If there are more than one lymph node that are enlarged, then sometimes more are removed.
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