Open lymph node biopsy

Picture of the location for an open lymph node biopsy

In an open lymph node biopsy, your doctor makes a small cut in the skin to remove 1 or more lymph nodes. These are examined under a microscope.

Last Updated: April 29, 2009

Medical Review: Joy Melnikow, MD, MPH - Family Medicine & Brent Shoji, MD - General Surgery

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