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biopsy

 [bi´op-se]
removal and examination, usually microscopic, of tissue from the living body, often to determine whether a tumor is malignant or benign; biopsies are also done for diagnosis of disease processes such as infections.
Technique for endometrial biopsy. Longitudinal strips of the endometrium are sampled using an in-and-out and rotational motion. From Rakel, 2000.
aspiration biopsy one in which tissue is obtained by application of suction through a needle attached to a syringe.
brush biopsy one in which the sample is obtained by a brush with stiff bristles introduced through an endoscope, such as for a tissue sample from an inaccessible place such as the renal pelvis or bronchus.
chorionic villus biopsy chorionic villus sampling.
cone biopsy one in which an inverted cone of tissue is excised, as from the uterine cervix.
endoscopic biopsy removal of tissue by instruments inserted through an endoscope.
excisional biopsy removal of biopsy tissue by surgical cutting, such as a lumpectomy.
fine-needle aspiration biopsy aspiration biopsy using a fine needle. For superficial tissue such as the thyroid, breast, or prostate the needle is unguided, but for deep tissue it must be guided radiologically.
incisional biopsy biopsy of a selected portion of a lesion.
needle biopsy (percutaneous biopsy) one in which tissue is obtained by insertion through the skin of a special type of needle (see biopsy needle).
punch biopsy one in which tissue is obtained by a punch-type instrument.
sentinel node biopsy biopsy of a sentinel node (the first lymph node to receive lymphatic drainage from a malignant tumor). It is identified as follows: a dye and a radioactive substance are injected into the body, which causes certain nodes to “light up” like a sentinel, indicating that they are the most appropriate ones for examination. They are detected by both the light created by the dye and the radioactive substance that is monitored by a gamma camera. If the sentinel nodes do not contain malignant cells, this usually eliminates the need for removal of more distal nodes. Called also intraoperative lymphatic mapping.
shave biopsy biopsy of a skin lesion by excising it with a cut parallel to the surface of the surrounding skin.
stereotactic biopsy biopsy of the brain using a stereotactic technique to locate the biopsy site. This can be done as a minimally invasive surgery technique. The patient's head is held in a special rigid frame so that a probe can be directed into the brain through a small hole in the skull.
sternal biopsy biopsy of bone marrow of the sternum removed by puncture or trephining; see also sternal puncture.

nee·dle bi·op·sy

any method in which the specimen for biopsy is removed by aspirating it through an appropriate needle or trocar that pierces the skin, or the external surface of an organ, and into the underlying tissue to be examined.
Synonym(s): aspiration biopsy

needle biopsy

Fine-needle aspiration A diagnostic preparation similar to aspiration cytology, but uses a larger bore–eg, 19-gauge, needle to obtain architecturally intact tissue, yielding a higher diagnostic success rate than with cytology alone. Cf Needle aspiration cytology.

nee·dle bi·op·sy

(nē'dĕl bī'op-sē)
Any method in which the specimen for biopsy is removed by aspirating it through an appropriate needle or trocar that pierces the skin, or the external surface of an organ.
Synonym(s): aspiration biopsy.

nee·dle bi·op·sy

(nē'dĕl bī'op-sē)
Method in which the specimen for biopsy is removed by aspirating it through an appropriate needle or trocar that pierces the skin.
Synonym(s): aspiration biopsy.
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Role of fine-needle aspiration cytology and core needle biopsy in diagnosing musculoskeletal neoplasms.
Atypical lobular hyperplasia and lobular carcinoma in situ without other high-risk lesions diagnosed on vacuum-assisted core needle biopsy. The problem with excisional biopsy.
Table for Kappa Statistics and Percentage Agreement between FNAC and Core Needle Biopsy in Cases of Lung SOL where both the Modalities were Done FNAC Diagnosed Could not Kappa Disease Diagnose Total Coefficient Disease Core Needle Diagnosed 40 3 43 0.8 Biopsy disease (excellent agreement Could not 0 0 0 as > 0.75) diagnose disease Total 40 3 43
The primary outcome examined was the diagnostic accuracy of the office-based percutaneous needle biopsy. This was obtained through examination of the level of agreement between the results of the initial office-based biopsy and pathological analysis of the surgically excised soft tissue lesion.
Huang, "Major complications and associated risk factors of transrectal ultrasound guided prostate needle biopsy: a retrospective study of 1875 cases in Taiwan," Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, vol.
(b) EUS-guided fine needle biopsy (FNB) of the left lung nodule with a 25-gauge needle.
Caption: Figure 4: Immunohistochemical examination of the mediastinal mass core needle biopsy using the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) stain (x20).
We evaluated the possibility of the core needle biopsy sampling and chose the optimal acoustic window for further CEUS examination (CEUS group) or biopsy route.
Even though diagnostic accuracy of core needle biopsy and FNA is similar(24), many physicians prefer core needle biopsy as a technique superior to FNA because core needle biopsy can better detect ductal carcinoma in situ and offers better histopathologic and immunohistochemical evaluation of tumor tissues(25,26).
Our aim is to determine the diagnostic yield of closed percutaneous biopsy using Abrams needle biopsy technique.
Percutaneous core needle biopsy is safe, cost-effective procedure most widely used for diagnosing osseous lesions1-2.
The woman in her 30s did not need a total mastectomy at the time of the initial needle biopsy, a spokesperson for the hospital said.