suction biopsy


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suction biopsy

A technique for obtaining tissue by aspiration, e.g., to obtain tissue from the mucosa of the stomach and intestines.
See also: biopsy
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The use of rectal suction biopsy to diagnose Hirschsprung's disease beyond the neonatal period has been recently evaluated.
(6,8) (Table 1 shows published series of rectal suction biopsy complications).
It may be prudent for pediatric surgeons and gastroenterologists using this technique to monitor patients' serial hemoglobin following rectal suction biopsy and to be familiar with this rare but real risk of serious bleeding.
Diagnosis of Hirschsprung disease excluded by rectal suction biopsy. N Engl J Med.