bed biopsy

bed biopsy

A term of art for a biopsy taken from the ‘bed’ of a surgical excision—e.g. from a wide local excision of a breast cancer to assess residual cancer, from a placental bed to assess histologic changes of placenta previa or of a nail bed to assess depth of extension of a subungual melanoma.
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Studies have shown that, in pregnancies which are complicated with preeclampsia and/or IUGR, fetal and uterine artery Doppler indices are related to placental bed biopsy histopathology [19, 20].
3-4 pm paraffin sections were obtained from placental bed biopsy specimens.
We concluded that there was statistically significant correlation between second trimester Doppler assessment and pathological findings in the placental bed biopsy.
In this study, we found that there was statistically significant correlation between second trimester Doppler indices and placental bed biopsy findings independent of clinical course.