How long can it take to get bone biopsy results?

A few days. Depending on what the biopsy is for, the initial results (gross micro) will come back in a few days. If the biopsy is for something more specific like tumors, infection, then the permanent results can take up to a week depending on additional stains or final culture results.

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I am recently diagnosis with acute osteomyelitis accrdg to bone biopsy result but no bacteria found, MRI and indium scan was done may but negative?

nondiagnostic biopsy. Some cases of osteomyelitis do not have causative bacteria isolated. This can be due sometimes to timing of antibiotics prior to getting a good biopsy. However, with the negative studies you mention, active osteomyelitis would probably be less likely. I would discuss with an infectious disease specialist. Read more...
Suprising. Sometimes organisms are not localized in osteomyelitis because of partial treatment with antibiotics.Another reason is osteomyelitis is actually subacute and not actually acute.Patients with chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis(CRMO)can get osteomyelitis in multiple sites with no bacteria that is autoimmune process.Surprising that MRI is normal. Indium is usually positive with no bacteria. Read more...
MY PROTOCOL. I personally do x-ray, if negative MRI, if negative, Ceretec scan. May consider repeat bone biopsy/culture, being off antibiotics at the time. If everything remains negative, consider other things besides osteo. Dr. Latva. Read more...

I am having a bone biopsy on my jawbone. Three spot are being biospy how long show it take to get results back?

Week or so. After the bone gos to th lab it has to be demineralized, stained, and viewed microscopically, if any question obout the diagnosis, rather than give the wrong DX to you the bxs are sent out for opinions from other experts. So if simple a week if harder to dx, 2-3 weeks depending on the speed they are sent out and viewed and returned. Read more...
2-5 days. Bone needs to be decalcified before it can be processed. It takes 5-10 hours of fixation; 5-10 hours of processing, 2-3 hours to cut, stain and create teh slides, and then a day for the pathologist to read it. Good luck. Read more...

How long can it take to heal from a jaw bone biopsy?

It depends. It depends on why the biopsy was being performed. Bone biopsy of the jaw can take weeks to months to feel better. Persistent pain can be sign of infection or nico (neuralgia indiced caviational osteonecrosis) or it may be coming from whatever the biopsy was being performed for in the first place. Read more...
It does depend. Also on size of biopsy - enucleation versus marsupialization, vs en-bloc resection and what pathology is/was. In general, 6-8 weeks of soreness, stiffness and point tenderness is all within normal limits. Best to have conversation at your follow-up because your oral and maxillofacial surgeon who performed this bone biopsy would know best. Read more...
Depends. Depends the site and the size of the biopsy. Could be as little as a couple of days. Also depends on the result of the biopsy. If there is underlying disease that requires treatment, that has to be factored into the recovery time. Ask your oral surgeon specific questions. Read more...