Subscribe to VETERINARY PRACTICE NEWS   SUBSCRIBER SERVICES   
VPN Logo   
 Home   About Us   Contact Us
 

Animal Biopsy Treatment Hernando MS

For skin and subcutaneous masses, many surgeons favor a spring-loaded Tru-cut biopsy needle. There are a variety of manufacturers, diameters and lengths. What is needed depends on the nature and the size of the mass.

Coldwater Animal Hospital
(662) 622-7673
457 Commerce St
Coldwater, MS

Data Provided by:
Open Arms Animal Hospital PA
(662) 393-8872
6760 Hurt Rd
Horn Lake, MS

Data Provided by:
De Soto County Animal Clinic
(662) 342-4899
8330 Highway 51 N
Southaven, MS

Data Provided by:
Snowden Grove Animal Hospital
(662) 536-1916
5165 Getwell Rd
Southaven, MS

Data Provided by:
Raines Road Animal Hospital
(901) 396-7641
1127 East Raines Rd
Memphis, TN
 
Emergency Animal Hospital
(662) 393-1116
3390 Goodman Rd W
Horn Lake, MS

Data Provided by:
DeSoto County Animal Clinic
(662) 342-4899
8330 Hwy 51 N
Southaven, MS

Data Provided by:
Greenbrook Animal Hospital
(662) 342-6100
8928 Swinnea Rd
Southaven, MS

Data Provided by:
Senatobia Animal Hospital
(662) 562-9611
15783 Highway 4 E
Senatobia, MS

Data Provided by:
Germanwood Animal Hospital
(901) 757-5813
7245 Winchester Rd
Memphis, TN

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

How to Efficiently Biopsy Lumps, Bumps

During a routine visit, an owner points out a mass on the medial hock of her 6-year-old boxer.

A strange-looking 8–year-old German shepherd has a huge nasal mass.

A 10-year-old Labrador has a large, firm mass along the entire caudal thigh.

What are your rule-outs?

What do you tell your clients?

  1. “Just watch it.”
  2. “Come back for a recheck in six months.”
  3. “Big surgeons make big incisions. Let’s amputate the body part in question.”
  4. “I would recommend further testing.”
  5. Obviously, all Veterinary Practice News readers chose the fourth and only reasonable answer. The classic expression “Just watch it” has been dubbed the three deadliest words in veterinary medicine.

    Yes, “further testing” is in order. Either a fine-needle aspirate (FNA) or a biopsy should be performed. Because they provide information about the architecture, in addition to the cell types, biopsies tend to be more accurate and informative than FNAs.

    Here are some suggestions for taking biopsies.

    Core Biopsy
    For skin and subcutaneous masses, many surgeons favor a spring-loaded Tru-cut biopsy needle. There are a variety of manufacturers, diameters and lengths. What is needed depends on the nature and the size of the mass.

    There are typically two firing modes so that a short or a long sample can be harvested. It is slightly more invasive than an FNA, only because the diameter of the needle is larger than an injection needle. This should be a sterile procedure, performed under heavy sedati...

Copyright 2009 BowTie Inc.

Click here to read the rest of this article from Veterinary Practice News