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Brain Biopsy

What is a brain biopsy?

The cells within the tissue can help to determine what kind of abscess or tumour is present in the brain and most importantly if it is benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Once the medical team know the diagnosis, they can plan a treatment pathway that will help to remove or shrink the abnormality.


Why might you need a brain biopsy?


If an abnormal is picked up in a brain scan, they may suggest a brain biopsy. This can be done in two different way:

  • An open biopsy – an incision is made in the skull and a small piece of tissue is removed near the surface of the brain

  • A needle biopsy – this is used when the abnormality is deeper in the brain. The needle is guided to the area and then a sample is taken. A GPS system is used to ensure that they get to the right part of the brain without damaging any of the surrounding area

This procedure is done by a neurosurgeon and his team and is then sent of to a pathologist. They will need around 5-7 days for a diagnosis.


If you would like to speak to our team about a brain biopsy or treatment after a brain biopsy, please contact our team on +44 161 327 0681 or email us at clare.wood@ciwpracticemanagement.co.uk to discuss the different treatment options available for you with Mr D’Urso.


This article is intended to inform and give insight but not treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a doctor. Always seek medical advice with any questions regarding a medical condition.


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