Blind biopsy | definition of blind biopsy by Medical dictionary
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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
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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.
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A biopsy taken without radiographic guidance or strong evidence of localized disease.
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In other words, a negative blind biopsy
is not a stopping point in the diagnostic process.
The retrospective study of 129 patients showed a higher mean number of glomeruli per biopsy in the sonographic-guided group compared to the blind biopsy
group (18 [+ or -] 9 versus 11 [+ or -] 9), and fewer large hematomas requiring intervention (0% versus 11%).
Moschos said that there were no women for whom blind biopsy
of the endometrium would still be an appropriate first step.
In a 2008 prospective comparative study of hysteroscopy versus blind biopsy
with a suction biopsy curette, Angioni and colleagues showed a significant difference in the capability of these two procedures to accurately diagnose the etiology of bleeding for menopausal women.