Question by  DavidHicks (27)

What is involved in general surgery to have lymph nodes removed and biopsied?

I need to have my lymph nodes removed.


Answer by  benjiross (993)

A lymph node in the neck, armpit or groin is easy to biopsy and simply involves an incision of the skin and a little dissection of the tissue till the lymph node can be seen and taken. Abdominal nodes require opening up the abdomen.


Answer by  Sammalamadingdong (15)

I believe they give you a general anesthetic so the surrounding area of the pending incision is numbed. Then they will clean the area and make the incision, then clamp it open and cut out a small area of the affected lymph node. Then the incision is closed and stitched.


Answer by  worker31 (37)

You are taken into the OR, will be sedated, then the site cleaned, incision made, lymph node removed, and stitches will be placed. The node will be sent to pathology.


Answer by  otomgr (37)

After undergoing general anesthesia, the surgeon will make a small incision and carefully remove the node, send it to the pathologist for evaluation, cauterize any bleeders and close the wound.

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