blind biopsy


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An endoscopic biopsy of tissue that is grossly—macroscopically—normal. Blind biopsies may be diagnostically positive—especially if a submucosal lesion is suspected, and, if negative, may establish ‘clear’ margins for a surgical resection

blind biopsy

Pathology An endoscopic biopsy of tissue that is grossly–macroscopically normal; BBs may be diagnostically positive—especially if a submucosal lesion is suspected, and if negative, may establish 'clear' margins for a surgical resection. Cf Biopsy.

blind biopsy

A biopsy taken without radiographic guidance or strong evidence of localized disease.
See also: biopsy