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Breast Core needle biopsy procedure by Dr.Prashant Jani Patient Expert Posted Wed 29 Sep 2010 9:28am Patients undergo breast core biopsy generally due to one of the 3 main reasons: 1) Presence of a mass or mass-like lesion either clinically palpable or diagnosed on imaging. 2) Presence of suspicious calcifications on screening mammography. 3) Nipple discharge or skin/nipple changes. Advantages of breast core needle biospy over Fine needl ... Read on »
Breast Core needle biopsy procedure by Dr.Prashant Jani Patient Expert Posted Mon 29 Sep 0010 12:00am Patients undergo breast core biopsy generally due to one of the 3 main reasons: 1) Presence of a mass or mass-like lesion either clinically palpable or diagnosed on imaging. 2) Presence of suspicious calcifications on screening mammography. 3) Nipple discharge or skin/nipple changes. Advantages of breast core needle biospy over Fine need ... Read on »
Bladder Cancer - UK Biopsy Procedure by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted Mon 29 Dec 2008 7:09am The inspiration (and much of the content) of today's post is brought to you courtesy of David F. in Kent (near London). He has managed to describe the UK bladder biopsy process, atmosphere, and capture the essence of the event with good humor, considering the circumstances. One major difference between US and UK medical care, besides how its fund ... Read on »
Prostate Cancer Now Detectable by Targeted Biopsy, Potentially Ending 25-year Era of Blind Biopsy by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Dec 2012 3:05pm Nobody likes having a biopsy and now with using technology to actually be able to see where the tissue is sampled is increasing accuracy with prostate cancer biopsies and this also makes me think that is it possible to expand this type of diagnosis maybe to other types of cancers? Below is the study done at UCLA and one man’s story of how he went ... Read on »
Unneccesary Breast Biopsies: Needle Biopsies vs Scalpels by MKirschMD Posted Sun 20 Mar 2011 6:00am This is a family blog. At times, I have had to expunge comments for inappropriate content. My criteria for comment eradication include Raw language Personal attacks Overt commercial objectives There was a time in my lifetime when breasts were considered an inappropriate topic in public discourse. You never saw Little Ricky suckling ... Read on »
To biopsy or not to biopsy by Matt S. Posted Tue 21 Aug 2012 12:00am Diabetes is a common cause of CKD and the prevalence of diabetic nephropathy is increasing. A question that sometimes arises in the clinic is when it is appropriate to biopsy a patient with a presumptive diagnosis of diabetic nephropathy and are there any signs that may suggest that there is an alternative diagnosis. It is reassuring that ... Read on »
To biopsy or not to biopsy - IgA by Matt S. Posted Thu 04 Oct 2012 12:00am The topic of IgA nephropathy has been discussed in multiple posts here in the past. IgA is the commonest primary GN with a wide variety of presentations and prognoses ranging from isolated hematuria to a rapidly progressive GN An article and accompanying editorial in this month's JASN would appear to support this approach. This was a r ... Read on »
Role of Excisional lymph node biopsy, Core needle biopsy and FNAC in Lymphoma diagnosis by Dr.Prashant Jani Patient Expert Posted Sun 29 Jan 0013 12:00am The newly developed and more sophisticated techniques for analysis of lymphoma cells have provided us with the tools necessary for precise classification of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Nonetheless, routine histologic studies remain the gold standard for diagnosis.  Excisional Biopsy A well-processed hematoxylin and eosin ... Read on »
Role of Excisional lymph node biopsy, Core needle biopsy and FNAC in Lymphoma diagnosis by Dr.Prashant Jani Patient Expert Posted Tue 29 Jan 2013 11:52am The newly developed and more sophisticated techniques for analysis of lymphoma cells have provided us with the tools necessary for precise classification of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Nonetheless, routine histologic studies remain the gold standard for diagnosis.  Excisional Biopsy A well-processed hematoxylin and eosin ( ... Read on »
Diabetes: To Biopsy or not to Biopsy - Part 2 by Matt S. Posted Thu 17 Oct 2013 12:00am In my experience the appetite to biopsy patients with clinical renal disease varies widely between clinician, institution and country. This is most apparent when it comes to the diabetic patient with renal disease. In my opinion there is a fear among nephrologists of biopsying patients with potential diabetic nephropathy (DN). Of course there ... Read on »