Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Biopsy: nose

Contributor(s): Joseph Harari, Susan Rackard

Introduction

  • Biopsy of nasal tissue for diagnostic histopathology or culture and antibiotic sensitivity.

Uses

  • In combination with diagnostic imaging Radiography: skull (basic), nasal flushes and other investigations.
  • Aid to diagnosis:
    • Foreign body.
    • Neoplasia.
    • Infection.

Disadvantages

  • May result in nasal hemorrhage.
  • Overnight hospitalization is recommended after the procedure.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Birchard S J (1995) Surgical diseases of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. Semin Vet Med Surg Small Anim 10 (2), 77-86 PubMed.
  • Smallwood L J & Zenoble R D (1993) Biopsy and cytological sampling of the respiratory tract. Semin Vet Med Surg Small Anim (4), 250-7 PubMed.
  • Forbes Lent S E, Hawkins E C (1992) Evaluation of rhinoscopy and rhinoscopy-assisted mucosal biopsy in diagnosis of nasal disease: 119 cases (1985-1989). JAVMA 201 (9), 1425-9 VetMedResource.


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