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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:
December 17, 2020

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