Open Lymph Node Biopsy

Location for an open lymph node biopsy

In an open lymph node biopsy, your doctor makes a small cut in the skin to remove one or more lymph nodes. These are examined under a microscope.

Current as of: August 22, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
C. Dale Mercer, MD - General Surgery
Laura S. Dominici, MD - Surgery, General Surgery, Oncology

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