Are antibiotics required after a sentinel lymph node biopsy?

No. Often, patients will receive IV antibiotics in the or prior to the procedure, but a prescription for antibiotics afterwards is not necessary.
No. I would think that generally the answer is no as the type of surgery is minimally invasive. However, the surgeon performing the procedure will make that decision by using his best judgment.
Not usually. I typically give a dose of antibiotics in the operating room prior to making an incision and do not prescribe antibiotics afterwards unless there is evidence of an infection.

Related Questions

Should I have a sentinel lymph node biopsy to find out if there is spread to the lymph nodes?

See specialist. This is an important question to discuss with your dermatologist. If the melanoma is 1-4mm thick, sln biopsy is often recommended. Between 0.7-1mm depends on other features of your melanoma. Since we have yet to demonstrate survival benefits, sln biopsy is still used primarily for staging. That said, discussion with your specialist is essential as each case is different. Read more...
Yes, for breast CA. Sentinel lymph node biopsy is a critical part of breast cancer surgery, used to stage the cancer, and therefore guide further therapy. A recent study has established that many women do not require further lymph node removal even if there is cancer in the sentinel node. Read more...
Likely. With any invasive breast cancer diagnosis, nodal staging is usually indicated most often via sentinel node mapping/biopsy. If there are palpable nodes or abnormal nodes on axillary ultrasound, they can be sampled via fna and if positive, sentinel node biopsy is not necessary. Slnbx is also usually done at the time of mastectomy for dcis in case invasive disease is found at final pathology. Read more...
Depends. This would depend on what type of caner you have and the predicted probability of that tumor spreading to a lymph node. Read more...

My friend has breast cancer. She says she needs a sentinel lymph node biopsy. What is that?

Removing a few nodes. A sentinel node biopsy means removing several lymph nodes in the chain of armpit lymph nodes. Blue dye and/or radioactivity is injected into the breast.The first armpit lymph nodes that "light up" are removed and examined for cancer cells. We know that cancer cells travel through lymph nodes in order. If the sentinel lymph nodes are negative, the others are assumed to be negative as well. Read more...
Node staging. With invasive cancer, ax nodes are often the 1st site away from the breast. Staging used to be removing the ax fat pad w/12-15 nodes. As most pts are node neg at dx, removing the 1st node(s) in the chain (sentinel or predictive) gives the same or better staging info wi/less morbidity. These nodes are mapped by dye injection at surgery which travels to the nodes as cancer cells would potentially. Read more...
Staging procedure. This is a surgical procedure that is usually performed at the same time as the breast procedure. A radiotracer and/or blue dye is injected into the breast. These travel through the lymphatic system and stop in the first draining lymph node. A small incision is made in the armpit and the surgeon removes the lymph node that has the blue dye and the radiotracer. This node is studied for cancer. Read more...
A surgical procedure. This is a surgical procedure to identify the first node that receives drainage from the site of the cancer, and is thus the node most likely to have cancer if cancer has spread. It is done routinely for breast cancer. The node is removed and examined under the microscope for cancer. The results will help determine what additional treatments may be needed. Read more...

O had surgery for positive breast cancer. Is sentinel lymph node biopsy accurate for breast cancer surgery. Node was negative.

Yes they are. by now sentinel lymph node are the standard of care for breast cancer surgery and staging, and yes they are very accurate. node is negative is a very good news that will make the cancer early stage and hopefully cureable. 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...

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. Read more...
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. 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...