Diagnostic Biopsy

What is a non-diagnostic biopsy?

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  • A non-diagnostic biopsy means that there were not enough cells for the cytopathologist to make a diagnosis. Typically, a repeat biopsy will be necessary. However, in some cases where there is a high suspicion of cancer or if the patient has already had two non-diagnostic fine needle aspiration biopsies, an operation may be recommended 
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