There are 4 types of biopsy
- Fine needle biopsy
- Core biopsy/trucut biopsy
- Stereotactic biopsy
- Open surgical biopsy
- Fine needle biopsy does not require a local anaesthetic.
Very little pain, if any, is experienced afterwards.
- Local anaesthetic is always used prior to core biopsy.
One or more samples (passes with the needle) are usually
What happens afterwards?
The tissue removed is always sent to a pathologist. The results
usually take between two to three working days to become available.
You will be asked to either phone your doctor or return to
see them to find out your results. Often when a lump is aspirated
and proves to be a cyst (collection of fluid) no pathology