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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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer C. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General Surgery
Last Revised March 29, 2011

Last Revised: March 29, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & C. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General Surgery

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