How to use Biopsy in a sentence
He recorded that Miss Brown had undergone a biopsy in December 1974.
A jejunal biopsy is a test to take a tiny sample of your child's jejunum.
Atrophic fibers were noted to be of both major fiber types, with no significant increase between biopsy samples except in one subject.
An involvement of prostatic urethra was excluded by biopsy.
I had a biopsy taken from the smallpox vaccination scar on my upper arm.Advertisement
This research involves a punch biopsy being taken from the skin.
Women were randomized to undergo either axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) or sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB).
Why should I consider a sentinel lymph node biopsy?
In a person infected with CJD, the prion protein can often be seen in a sample (biopsy) of tonsil tissue.
The biopsy may be used for histological assessment, microbiological culture and the urease test.Advertisement
In general, a 10 ml sample of amniotic fluid or a chorionic villus biopsy is required.
Currently the only way to diagnose FIP is by biopsy or necropsy.
In addition, in most cases, a liver biopsy or a surgical exploration of the infant's abdomen is necessary for a definitive diagnosis.
A bone marrow biopsy may be done to determine what type of cells is present in the bone marrow.
The most definitive diagnostic test for cancer is a biopsy, which is the surgical removal of a piece of suspect tissue for staining and microscope examination (cytochemistry).Advertisement
The doctor may perform a bone marrow biopsy to confirm the diagnosis of leukemia.
During the biopsy, a cylindrical piece of bone and marrow is removed.
In addition to diagnosis, the biopsy is also repeated during the treatment phase of the disease to see if the leukemia is responding to therapy.
A nerve biopsy (removal of a small piece of the nerve) may be performed to look for changes characteristic of CMT.
Complex and/or invasive procedures such as skin or muscle biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue for microscopic evaluation) are considered tertiary tests.Advertisement
A liver biopsy may be performed to test for levels of enzymes present (aldolase assay) and to evaluate the extent of damage to the liver.
Both the biopsy and the fructose tolerance test are very risky, particularly in infants who are already sick.
Tissue biopsy may be needed for a definitive diagnosis.
In some cases, skin biopsy has been found useful in confirming a diagnosis.
Traditionally, the diagnosis of JH has required excisional biopsy.Advertisement
A skin biopsy may be used to demonstrate the structurally abnormal collagen.
A skin biopsy may be performed to demonstrate an abnormality in either component.
A skin biopsy may be performed for a definitive diagnosis of dermatosparaxis type.
A skin biopsy involves removing a small sample of skin and examining its microscopic structure.
It is also used to collect specimens for biopsy or culturing, and to remove airway obstructions.Advertisement
This biopsy is usually done during surgery to remove or decrease the size of the tumor.
Other studies (chest x rays, CT scan of the lungs, bone marrow biopsy) may also be done in order to see if the tumor has spread to other locations.
The diagnosis can only be made by performing a biopsy (taking a tissue sample under anesthesia from a site in the patient thought to be involved and having it tests).
Explorative surgery or a biopsy of reproductive tissue may be necessary.
Material obtained by biopsy is then examined by a pathologist in order to look for clues as to the cause of the fever.Advertisement
Portions of the biopsy are also sent to the laboratory for culture in an attempt to grow and identify an infectious organism.
Many endoscopes also allow the operator to retrieve a small sample (biopsy) of the area being examined, to more closely view the tissue under a microscope.
Many endoscopes also allow the retrieval of a small sample (biopsy) of the area being examined, in order to more closely view the tissue under a microscope.
Blood tests or a scalp biopsy may be required if a medical condition-such as lupus erythematosus, thyroid dysfunction, iron deficiency, or hormonal imbalance-is suspected.
A needle biopsy involves using a fine, thin needle to remove small bits of tumor, or a thick needle to extract tissue samples from the innermost part (the core) of the growth.Advertisement
An excisional biopsy is the surgical removal of a small, accessible tumor.
An incisional biopsy is performed on tumors too large or inaccessible to be completely removed.
The surgeon performing an incisional biopsy cuts into the patient's skin and removes a portion of the exposed tumor.
Performed under local or general anesthetic, biopsy reveals whether a tumor is benign or malignant and identifies the type of cancer cells the malignant tumor contains.
Surgery, coordinated with diagnostic biopsy, enhances the probability that limb-salvage surgery can be used to remove the cancer while preserving nearby blood vessels and bones.Advertisement
Nerve biopsy may be indicated in selected cases.
In some cases, the doctor may order a biopsy of the lymph node to look for unusual infection or lymphoma.
In some cases, biopsy of an inflamed lymph node is necessary if no diagnosis has been made and no response to treatment has occurred.
A muscle biopsy is necessary, however, if the child has the heliotrope rash but normal enzyme levels.
It may also be done in order to identify appropriate muscles for testing when a biopsy is necessary.Advertisement
If the cancer appears to have spread beyond the eye, then other assessments such as a blood test, spinal tap (lumbar puncture), and/or bone marrow biopsy may be recommended.
In a bone marrow biopsy, a small amount of tissue (bone marrow) is taken from inside the hip or breast bone for examination.
A brain biopsy (surgical gathering of a small tissue sample) may be recommended in some cases in which treatment has thus far been ineffective and the cause of the encephalitis is unclear.
Definite diagnosis by biopsy may allow specific treatment that would otherwise be too risky.
The results of x rays, other imaging tests, and tumor samples taken during biopsy or surgery will help the oncologist determine how much the cancer has spread.
If these tests indicate that platelet destruction is causing the disorder, the physician may order a bone marrow biopsy.
During the bone marrow biopsy, a cylindrical piece of bone and marrow is removed.
In addition to diagnosis, bone marrow biopsy is also done during the treatment phase of the disease to see if the leukemia is responding to therapy.
Biopsy of intestinal contents can also reveal findings, such as parasitic infection, consistent with pica.
Diagnosis is confirmed by x-ray images of the affected bones and, when indicated, kidney biopsy.
If these tests are suspicious for celiac disease, the next step is a biopsy (surgical removal of a tiny piece of tissue) of the small intestine.
Needle biopsy (removing tissue with a needle, then examining it under a microscope) may be used to assess if any bones are infected.
Muscle biopsy, in which a small piece of muscle tissue is removed for microscopic examination.
Even with a muscle biopsy, it may be difficult to distinguish between FSH and another muscle disease, polymyositis.
In some cases a renal biopsy may be useful to determine the extent of kidney involvement.
Children with severe kidney complications may require a kidney biopsy so that tissue can be analyzed.
In a few cases, the doctor may take a skin biopsy in order to rule out certain infectious skin diseases.
A swab of the external canal will not necessarily reveal the actual causative organism, so some other tissue sample (biopsy) will need to be obtained.
The CT or MRI will help the doctor decide where the most severe focus of infection is located, in order to guide the choice of a biopsy site.
Diagnosis for eosinophilic gastroenteropathies is therefore only established on microscopic analysis of a tissue specimen (biopsy) revealing eosinophilic infiltration.
Confirmation may also be obtained by taking a bone marrow sample (bone marrow biopsy) for microscopic examination.
Depending on the STD in question, additional tests may be performed such as blood work, Papanicolaou (pap) smear, rectal swabs, or biopsy.
A biopsy of rectal tissue will reveal the absence of the nerve fibers.
A liver biopsy may also be done after clotting abnormalities are corrected with vitamin K or blood products.
The fluorescent antibody test involves taking a small sample of skin (biopsy) from the back of the neck of the patient.
This rash can be crucial to the diagnosis of celiac disease and can help the individual avoid a small intestine biopsy.
If that is the case, your doctor may run tests which include a biopsy on the small intestine to see if rel=popup is present.
Celiac disease is sometimes diagnosed by blood tests, or for more accuracy, a small intestine biopsy.
Though each of these tests allows marginal room for error, the small biopsy examination for celiac disease is very conclusive.
It will also indicate whether there is any reason to consider further celiac testing, because the illness is only fully diagnosed by a small intestine biopsy.
This biopsy is a surgical procedure, and so it is not the first test in line.
If the test is positive, your doctor may elect to do a biopsy of the small intestine to confirm the diagnosis.
WebMD explains that only the results of your intestinal biopsy, together with the results of gliadin antibody testing, will provide a definitive diagnosis of celiac disease.
Intestinal biopsy, considered the gold standard for celiac testing, will often be negative for these patients.
After a mastectomy and biopsy, it was confirmed that Lyon not only had breast cancer but that the cancer had progressed to Stage III.
With endoscope in the gastric antrum, pass the floppy end of a guide-wire via the biopsy channel until end is seen in antrum.
Because the calcifications are so small a stereotactic biopsy is taken, which involves a computer and scanner to pinpoint the precise area.
Evidence of remote denervation consistent with antecedent poliomyelitis was demonstrated in all patients by electromyography or muscle biopsy or both.
A cell culture assay is a lab test performed on a biopsy specimen containing living cancer cells.
In practice, the tonsil biopsy might obviate the need for a brain biopsy sample to be taken.
Physical examination and routine x rays may yield enough evidence to diagnose benign bone tumors, but removal of tumor tissue for microscopic analysis (biopsy) is the only sure way to rule out malignancy.
In some anemias, a bone marrow sample will be removed (bone marrow biopsy) for microscopic examination, especially to confirm iron deficiency anemia or the megaloblastic anemias.
Removing a small piece of muscle tissue for microscopic examination is called a muscle biopsy.
If you suffer from gluten allergy, you may experience many of the more severe symptoms as your immune system produces antibodies for gluten, but in such cases a celiac disease biopsy will usually be negative.
A sentinel lymph node biopsy has possible side effects.
In a bone marrow biopsy, a slightly larger needle is used.
Types of test There are two main types of bone marrow test - a bone marrow aspiration and a bone marrow trephine biopsy.
All had already been selected for surgery, based on their clinical and laboratory findings, including fine-needle aspiration biopsy.
The diagnosis of amyloidosis is histological, ie proof of AA amyloid deposition in biopsy material.
Prostate biopsy or operations on the prostate will significantly elevate PSA levels.
Most patients undergoing endometrial biopsy showed atrophic endometrium (90-100% ).
Muscle biopsy studies do not reveal a significant increase in small angulated fibers until after age 70 years (105 ).
However, disposable biopsy forceps are difficult to use and are disliked by surgeons.
Biopsy of the mass was consistent with Wilms tumor with favorable histology.
Izzie, meanwhile, is having trouble with her patient, who needs a biopsy on a potentially cancerous testicular lump.
All patients should undergo mammography and the diagnosis can be confirmed or excluded by a full-thickness nipple biopsy.
There was 80% agreement in the definition of BO (columnar lined esophagus containing specialized intestinal metaplasia on biopsy ).
My kidney biopsy showed mesangial nephritis and it responded well to steroids.
Mild cases of lupus nephritis can often simply be observed without any specific treatment; in such cases a biopsy is unnecessary.
Three years later, he fulfilled the diagnosis criteria for RA, with biopsy findings of rheumatoid nodules.
We present a patient who developed both these complications after biopsy of nasal polyps which subsequently proved to be an inverted papilloma.
The skin biopsy appearances are often indistinguishable from other forms of cutaneous porphyria and hence its limited value in the diagnosis of PCT.
Approximately 2 out of 3 men who have a prostate biopsy will not have prostate biopsy will not have prostate cancer.
Nephrotic level proteinuria usually requires renal biopsy to establish the cause, unless this is immediately evident.
They took armfuls of blood, a biopsy of my lip, I was irradiated, X rayed, warmed up and cooled down.
In temporal arteritis your doctor may need to take a biopsy of a blood vessel in your scalp for diagnosis.
As an established minimally invasive technique, sentinel node biopsy is a very accurate means of staging the axilla for early breast cancer.
The last false diagnosis was a tumor which I was to have surgery to perform biopsy.
Currently, transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy of the prostate is the only reliable way to accomplish this.
Other tests may include radiographs or a skin biopsy.
An intestinal biopsy should be obtained, usually under mild sedation.
Even tho there are no definitive studies examining the cell soma to prove this, electrophysiologic and muscle biopsy data appear to be supportive.
The biopsy provides information about the type of cancer, its stage, the aggressiveness of the cancer in invading nearby tissue or organs, and the extent of metastases at diagnosis.
Final diagnosis, however, depends on obtaining a tissue sample from the mass (biopsy) and examining it under a microscope in order to verify that it has the characteristics of a Wilms' tumor.
The removal and microscopic examination of tiny bits of tissue (biopsy) from any suspicious areas found on an x-ray exam can be performed by either traditional or newer surgical techniques.
If healing is evident, then gluten is reintroduced to the diet and a third biopsy is performed weeks to months later to see if the reintroduction of gluten results in villus atropy again.
If your gliadin antibody test indicates your immune system views gluten as a foreign invader, your physician will probably recommend an intestinal biopsy as the next step in diagnosis.
Antecedent poliomyelitis was demonstrated in all patients by electromyography or muscle biopsy or both.