Posts Tagged ‘Biopsy’

Prostate biopsy

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Tests, procedures and surgery

(Transrectal Biopsy; Transurethral Biopsy; Transperineal Biopsy)

Prostate biopsy – Definition

A prostate biopsy is the removal of a small amount of tissue from the prostate gland. The tissue is examined to determine whether there is cancer.

Prostate Cancer

Lymph node biopsy

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Tests, procedures and surgery

(Biopsy Lymph Nodes)

Lymph node biopsy – Definition

Lymph nodes are found throughout the body. They are part of the body’s immune system. These nodes help fight infection by producing special white blood cells. They also work by trapping bacteria, viruses, and cancer cells. Normally, lymph nodes cannot be felt unless they are swollen. Infection, usually by a virus, is the most common cause of lymph node swelling. Other causes include inflammatory diseases, abscesses, and cancer.

Lymph Node Biopsy

Needle biopsy of the lung and pleura

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(Transthoracic Needle Aspiration; Percutaneous Needle Aspiration)

Needle biopsy of the lung and pleura – Definition

A needle biopsy of the lung or pleura is done to remove a sample of lung or pleural tissue or fluid. Pleura is the lining of the lungs and chest wall. Once the tissue is removed, it will be examined in a lab.

Female Torso with Respiratory System and Ribcage (Anterior View)