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Infant has lump under thigh. X-ray normal. Will it be safe to get a biopsy?

Hi, my 18 month old daughter has a lump on her upper thigh. I noticed it while changing her diaper but pressing on it doesnt seem to bother her. I took her to the doctor for x-ray and he told me that its not osteosarcoma and that I need to take her for a biopsy to figure out what it is. Is it normal for a 18 month old to get a biopsy? Could it also be from her monthly vaccinations?
Asked On : Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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It seems most likely due to her monthly vaccinations especially if it is at the same site. Other possibilities may be a lipoma (collection of fat) or a neurofibroma. All these are benign so you need not worry. Consult a pediatric surgeon. Mostly it can be diagnosed clinically. So we will know whether we can wait or should go ahead and get it removed right away. In doubtful cases a test called FNAC can also be done in which just a small needle is introduced to know what the diagnosis is and further management depends on that. Hope that helps
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