Biopsy is a diagnostic test which is ordered for the confirmation of diagnosis in certain conditions. In this procedure, a sample of the problematic tissue is removed from the body and sent to a laboratory to be observed under a microscope. There are different types of biopsies based on the procedure used to remove the tissue as well as extent of removal.
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A firm, smooth, dome-shaped, non-tender lump under my lower lip was removed by a surgeon for a biopsy. Before removal, it grew one cm in diameter. Could it be a malignant lesion?
Query: Hello doctor, A few weeks ago, a yellowish, firm, dome-shaped smooth lump started to grow under my lower lip. It was visible only after pulling the lip down. My oral and maxillofacial surgeon suspected it could be a minor salivary gland tumor, so he removed the lesion with the salivary gland and sen... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. All benign and malignant oral cavity tumors have very similar features; hence, a biopsy is needed when we suspect a tumor in the initial visit, irrespective of the color. We cannot establish a confirmative diagnosis unless the cell type is studied under the microscop... Read Full »