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Lymph Node Biopsy Treatment & Diagnostics in Karol Bagh, Delhi

Lymph Node Biopsy

Lymph nodes are the glands that produce white cells. The main role of a lymph node is to trap and filter germs that can harm the body. Hence, as a part of the immune system, lymph nodes help fight against infection. Through biopsy of lymph nodes, a doctor may be able to find chronic diseases.

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What is lymph node biopsy?

When your lymph nodes get enlarged or swollen, doctors will suggest lymph node biopsy. It is a procedure during which a substance or needle is inserted through a hollow tube to collect fluid, cells or tissue from lymph glands. Such samples are then examined under a microscope to check for abnormalities.

Why is the procedure conducted?

This procedure is conducted for:

  • Identification of an immune disorder
  • Identification of a chronic infection
  • Identification of a terminal illness like cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, etc.

You can request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Karol Bagh, New Delhi.

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What are the different types of lymph node biopsies?

  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
    This biopsy is performed to check whether cancer cells present in your body have spread to other cells.
  • Needle Node Biopsy
    • Fine Needle Aspirations (FNA)
      In this procedure, with the help of a hollow tube, a thin needle is inserted into one of the lymph nodes and then fluid and cells are taken as samples for examination under a microscope.
    • Core Needle Biopsy
      It’s similar to FNA, but, in this case, a large needle is used to collect more cells and tissues for testing.
  • Open Biopsy
    In this procedure, the skin is cut and one or more parts of a lymph node are taken for the test.

What are the risks?

  • A little amount of bleeding after the biopsy
  • Tenderness around the area where biopsy is performed
  • Chance of getting an infection around the area where biopsy has been performed
  • Excessive swelling
  • Fever, intense pain, bleeding discharge from biopsy

Will I feel numbness at the biopsy site?

Yes, you may feel some numbness for three to five days near the areas where your lymph node biopsy has been performed.

Should I go for lymph node biopsy, if in a CT scan, any abnormality in the glands is visible?

Yes, you need to consult an oncologist or lymph node biopsy specialist if you find any abnormalities in the lymph glands in a CT scan or any tests.

If I am suffering from breast cancer, is it necessary to undergo lymph node Biopsy?

Yes, if you are suffering from breast cancer, your doctor will recommend Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy to check if the cancer cells have spread or not.

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