Lymph node biopsy

Alternative Names

Biopsy – lymph nodes; Open lymph node biopsy; Fine needle aspiration biopsy; Sentinel lymph node biopsy

Definition of Lymph node biopsy

A lymph node biopsy is the removal of lymph node tissue for examination under a microscope.

Review

Shabir Bhimji, MD, PhD, Specializing in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Midland, TX. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 9/10/2010

Lymphatic system
Lymph node metastases, CT scan

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