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Thread: Fat pad biopsy - low or moderate risk?

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    Default Fat pad biopsy - low or moderate risk?

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    Hello all,

    When doing MDM for a a fat pad biopsy, would it go under low risk (skin or superficial needle) or moderate risk (deep needle/incisional biopsy)? I feel it is moderate, but just wanted to double check that I am correct. According to op report, the incision was dissected through the subcutaneous tissue down to the abdominal wall fat.

    Your opinions, please. Thanks

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    Through the subcutaneous tissue is not superficial. I'd go with moderate.

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    Apr 2007
    Lehigh Valley


    thanks that is what I thought.

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