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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 one or more lymph nodes. These are examined under a microscope.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerC. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General Surgery
Last RevisedMarch 29, 2011

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