Surgical Procedures: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Information about a sentinel lymph node biopsy and what to expect during and after the surgery.
Core Needle Biopsy
Core needle biopsy is a biopsy method that uses a needle to sample abnormal areas in various parts of the body.
Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA)
Fine needle aspiration is a biopsy method that uses a very thin needle to sample abnormal areas in various parts of the body.
Incisional & Excisional Biopsy
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.
Stereotactic Needle Biopsy
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.
Ultrasound Guided Needle Biopsy
An ultrasound-guided needle biopsy is a medical test used to learn more about a lesion or mass.
Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy
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.