Information about this procedure used in the diagnosis of breast cancer and melanoma, and what to expect during and after the surgery.
Core needle biopsy is a biopsy method that uses a needle to sample abnormal areas in various parts of the body.
Fine needle aspiration is a biopsy method that uses a very thin needle to sample abnormal areas in various parts of the body.
Incisional or excisional biopsies are types of surgical biopsies that, through an incision in the skin, remove an area of abnormal tissue to be evaluated by a pathologist.
Information about stereotactic biopsy, also known as a stereotactic core needle biopsy, is an outpatient procedure to obtain a tissue sample of a suspicious lesion, or abnormality, felt on physical exam or seen on a radiology scan.
An ultrasound-guided needle biopsy is a medical test used to learn more about a lesion or mass.
A bone marrow biopsy is a procedure in which bone marrow is removed and then sent to a lab for testing. This article details what bone marrow is, how a bone marrow biopsy is done and why it may be needed and instructions for after the procedure.
A lumbar puncture (LP), also known as a spinal tap, is a procedure used to access the cerebrospinal space to either obtain spinal fluid for testing or to infuse medication.
A thoracentesis is a procedure that removes fluid from the pleural space.
A paracentesis is a procedure in which excess fluid from the abdominal cavity is removed using a needle.