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Lymph Node Excision Biopsy - Multiple Nodes - Price, Normal Range | Sprint Diagnostics Hyderabad

An excision biopsy of multiple lymph nodes (more than three nodes) is a surgical procedure in which a surgeon removes one or more lymph nodes from the body for further examination. Lymph nodes, part of the lymphatic system, play a critical role in the body's immune response. They are often one of the first sites to which cancers spread. Therefore, examining the lymph nodes can provide crucial information about the nature, stage, and aggressiveness of cancer, helping clinicians formulate an optimal treatment plan.

In addition to cancer, lymph nodes may also be affected by other conditions such as infection, autoimmune diseases, and other non-cancerous diseases. The excision biopsy helps physicians diagnose and monitor these conditions, contributing significantly to effective patient management.

  • Test Name Biopsy - Lymph Node - Excision Biopsy (> 3 Nodes)
  • Sample Type Lymph node tissue
  • Preparations Required Patients should communicate with their doctor about any medications they are currently on, as they may need to stop taking certain medications, particularly blood thinners, a few days before the biopsy. Depending on the specifics of the procedure, they might also need to fast for a certain period before the biopsy.
  • Report Time 4 days

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Frequently Asked Questions

Doctors usually recommend this procedure if they suspect cancer or need to rule out other conditions. For instance, if a physical examination or imaging test revealed enlarged or abnormal lymph nodes, your doctor might recommend a biopsy. The biopsy could provide essential information about whether the abnormalities are due to cancer, infection, or other conditions.

A biopsy can provide a wealth of information. It can confirm the presence or absence of cancer, identify the type of cancer, determine the cancer stage (how far it has spread), and provide insights into the cancer's aggressiveness. It can also detect infections and other diseases that can affect the lymph nodes.

The biopsy results directly influence your treatment plan. If cancer is detected, the type, stage, and aggressiveness of the cancer determined through the biopsy would guide your treatment, which could involve surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or other therapies. If the biopsy reveals an infection, appropriate antimicrobial treatment can be initiated.

Like all surgical procedures, a lymph node excision biopsy carries some risk. These may include infection, bleeding, and an allergic reaction to anesthesia. There is also a small chance of lymphedema, a condition where lymph fluid collects in the tissues, causing swelling.

A 'normal' result would show that the lymph nodes are free of cancerous cells and signs of other diseases. However, keep in mind that a biopsy is often done when an abnormality is suspected, so 'normal' results are less common in this context.

If you experience severe pain, bleeding, fever, swelling, or discharge from the biopsy site, contact your doctor immediately. These could be signs of an infection or other complications.

The recovery period varies depending on the individual and the extent of the procedure, but most people can return to their regular activities within a few days.

After the biopsy, you will need to keep the area clean and dry and look for any signs of infection. Your doctor will schedule follow-up appointments to discuss the biopsy results and potential treatment options.

No significant lifestyle changes are typically required after a biopsy, but your doctor may give specific instructions depending on the biopsy results.

In case of abnormal results, you should consult an oncologist if cancer is detected. For infections or other diseases, your primary care physician will guide you to the appropriate specialist.

Lymph node excision biopsy is an invaluable tool in diagnosing and managing various conditions, particularly cancer. Although the procedure is associated with some risks, the information it provides can be vital in saving lives and improving health outcomes. Patient education and communication with the doctor are key components for optimal preparation and post-procedure care.

Biopsy - Lymph Node - Excision Biopsy (> 3 Nodes)
₹ 1400
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