The radiologist makes a small incision — about 1/4-inch long (about 6 millimeters ) — into your breast. He or she then inserts either a needle or.
A breast biopsy provides more information for your surgeon. Learn about the different types of breast biopsies and what to expect from your procedure.
In an excisional biopsy of the breast, the surgeon makes an incision in the skin and removes all or part of the abnormal tissue for examination under a microscope. Unlike needle biopsies, a surgical biopsy leaves a visible scar on the breast and sometimes causes a noticeable.
Incisional or excisional biopsies are types of surgical biopsies that, through for lesions involving the breast, skin, muscles, and lymph nodes.