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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Needle Biopsy for Breast Cancer Diagnosis? by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Fri 18 Dec 2009 12:00am In an earlier blog, I very briefly discussed a press release in which a panel of breast disease specialists agreed that needle biopsy should now be considered the 'gold standard' for initial diagnosis of breast cancer.  On December 15, 2009, the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality published a free fi ... Read on »
Video Tuesday: Prostate Needle Biopsy by k Patient Expert Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 5:09pm You’ve just been told that your doctor wants you to have a biopsy of your prostate to rule out prostate cancer. What exactly is a biopsy and how is it done? A biopsy is a test that allow your doctor to remove a small amount of tissue from the prostate and send it to a lab for testing. A needle biopsy is - as the name implies - done with a need ... Read on »
Significance of Atypical Small Acinar Proliferation (ASAP) in Prostate needle biopsy by Dr.Prashant Jani Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 May 2009 11:29am Many time while reporting prostate needle biopsy, we come across features, which are suspicious for malignancy, but hinder a definitive diagnosis of carcinoma, because of concern about over diagnosis. These are the cases, which are labelled as ASAP, -atypical small acinar proliferation. Diagnostic criteria for ASAP : For pathologists, 3 questio ... Read on »
Ultrasound guided core needle biopsy by anewkindofperfect Posted Thu 27 Aug 2009 11:34pm My left boob (sorry for the word, I normally call them my STUPID boobs LOL) was fine on the mammogram. My right boob however was not. You know, the boob that were did NOT have concerns with. It showed a small nodule, under one of my incision lines from my reduction. The radiologist said it was probably attached to the skin and was scar tissu ... Read on »
Significance of Atypical Small Acinar Proliferation (ASAP) in Prostate needle biopsy by Dr.Prashant Jani Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:02pm Many time while reporting prostate needle biopsy, we come across features, which are suspicious for malignancy, but hinder a definitive diagnosis of carcinoma, because of concern about over diagnosis. These are the cases, which are labelled as ASAP, -atypical small acinar proliferation. Diagnostic criteria for ASAP : For pathologists, 3 que ... Read on »