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Finding a lump, mass, or concentrated area of inflammation anywhere on your body can certainly be alarming. Some of these instances the tissues or fluid involved are benign. Yet in other instances, they can be cancerous or a symptom of a more serious condition.

Understanding the nature and severity of a mass can help develop an effective treatment strategy. In some of the more serious cases, such as a cancerous growth, early diagnosis can significantly improve treatment success rates.

One potential way of diagnosing the benign or malignant nature of a mass is to have a biopsy performed by Dr. Birriel’s at his Morgan City, Louisiana clinic.

This diagnostic treatment calls for using a needle or other extraction device to remove a minuscule amount of tissue or local fluid. It can then be analyzed in a laboratory to determine the exact nature and severity of the problem.

Once this is done Dr. Birriel might be able to extract or drain the area in a minimally invasive surgical treatment. If further diagnostics or other treatments are required he might also refer you to a specialist.

If you have a mass that needs a biopsy, you should call 985-384-7173 to set up a consultation appointment with Dr. Birriel’s at his Morgan City, Louisiana, clinic.