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Biopsy: Introduction, Types , Indication and list

A biopsy is the removal of tissue from any part of the body to examine it for disease. Some may remove a small tissue sample with a needle while others may surgically remove a suspicious nodule or lump.

Purpose of Biopsy

Biopsy are done for cancer screening. There are following condition :-

Types of Biopsies

Here are some types of biopsies:

Risk:-  Any medical procedure that involves breaking the skin carries the risk of infection or bleeding. However, as the incision is small, especially in needle biopsies, the risk is much lower.

Procedure

Is it painful?

Yes sometimes it can be painful. If anaesthesia is used, there should be no pain during the procedure, although there will be a skin prick during the initial injection.In a needle biopsy, a pin prick will be felt and a sharp pinch.

 

 

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