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Lymph node biopsy

Biopsy - lymph nodes; Open lymph node biopsy; Fine needle aspiration biopsy; Sentinel lymph node biopsy

A lymph node biopsy is the removal of lymph node tissue for examination under a microscope. The lymph nodes are small glands that make white blood cells (lymphocytes), which fight infection. Lymph nodes may trap the germs that are causing an infection. Cancer can spread to lymph nodes.

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  • Thyroid gland biopsy

    Thyroid gland biopsy

    The thyroid is a gland located in the neck. It is a part of the endocrine (hormone) system, and plays a major role in regulating the body's metabolism. If a sample of cells is needed from the thyroid gland a fine needle biopsy can be performed. During this procedure, a skinny needle is inserted into the thyroid gland, and a sample of thyroid cells and fluid is drawn into the needle. The needle is then withdrawn and the cells are sent for examination. This test is usually performed to diagnose thyroid disease or thyroid cancer.

    Thyroid gland biopsy

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  • Needle biopsy of the breast

    Needle biopsy of the breast

    A needle biopsy is performed under local anesthesia. Simple aspirations are performed with a small gauge needle to attempt to draw fluid from lumps that are thought to be cysts. Fine needle biopsy uses a larger needle to make multiple passes through a lump, drawing out tissue and fluid. Withdrawn fluid and tissue is further evaluated to determine if there are cancerous cells present.

    Needle biopsy of the breast

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  • Fat tissue biopsy

    Fat tissue biopsy

    Needle aspiration is the most common method of obtaining an abdominal wall fat pad biopsy.

    Fat tissue biopsy

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  • Aspiration

    Aspiration

    The term aspiration can refer to the process of inhaling purposely. Aspiration also refers to withdrawing using suction, such as in a needle aspiration that would be done to remove tissues for sampling.

    Aspiration

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  • Breast lump removal  - series

    Breast lump removal - series

    Presentation

  • Breast lump removal  - series

    Breast lump removal - series

    Presentation

    • Thyroid gland biopsy

      Thyroid gland biopsy

      The thyroid is a gland located in the neck. It is a part of the endocrine (hormone) system, and plays a major role in regulating the body's metabolism. If a sample of cells is needed from the thyroid gland a fine needle biopsy can be performed. During this procedure, a skinny needle is inserted into the thyroid gland, and a sample of thyroid cells and fluid is drawn into the needle. The needle is then withdrawn and the cells are sent for examination. This test is usually performed to diagnose thyroid disease or thyroid cancer.

      Thyroid gland biopsy

      illustration

    • Needle biopsy of the breast

      Needle biopsy of the breast

      A needle biopsy is performed under local anesthesia. Simple aspirations are performed with a small gauge needle to attempt to draw fluid from lumps that are thought to be cysts. Fine needle biopsy uses a larger needle to make multiple passes through a lump, drawing out tissue and fluid. Withdrawn fluid and tissue is further evaluated to determine if there are cancerous cells present.

      Needle biopsy of the breast

      illustration

    • Fat tissue biopsy

      Fat tissue biopsy

      Needle aspiration is the most common method of obtaining an abdominal wall fat pad biopsy.

      Fat tissue biopsy

      illustration

    • Aspiration

      Aspiration

      The term aspiration can refer to the process of inhaling purposely. Aspiration also refers to withdrawing using suction, such as in a needle aspiration that would be done to remove tissues for sampling.

      Aspiration

      illustration

    • Breast lump removal  - series

      Breast lump removal - series

      Presentation

    • Breast lump removal  - series

      Breast lump removal - series

      Presentation

    Lymph node biopsy

    Biopsy - lymph nodes; Open lymph node biopsy; Fine needle aspiration biopsy; Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    A lymph node biopsy is the removal of lymph node tissue for examination under a microscope. The lymph nodes are small glands that make white blood cells (lymphocytes), which fight infection. Lymph nodes may trap the germs that are causing an infection. Cancer can spread to lymph nodes.

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    Lymph node biopsy

    Biopsy - lymph nodes; Open lymph node biopsy; Fine needle aspiration biopsy; Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    A lymph node biopsy is the removal of lymph node tissue for examination under a microscope. The lymph nodes are small glands that make white blood cells (lymphocytes), which fight infection. Lymph nodes may trap the germs that are causing an infection. Cancer can spread to lymph nodes.

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    Review Date: 6/11/2018

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