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How much time is lymph node removal for biopsy?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine

In brief: Depends on location

Superficial nodes that are easily palpated etc.
.Can be biopsied more easily and quickly compare to deeper ones such as deep in chest or axillary area etc...Deep nodes/internal nodes such as those in chest are often just biospied and not removed--they do have important functions so don't remove unless you have to..Consult your doc..Good luck..

In brief: Depends on location

Superficial nodes that are easily palpated etc.
.Can be biopsied more easily and quickly compare to deeper ones such as deep in chest or axillary area etc...Deep nodes/internal nodes such as those in chest are often just biospied and not removed--they do have important functions so don't remove unless you have to..Consult your doc..Good luck..
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