suction biopsy


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suction biopsy

Etymology: L, sugere, to suck; Gk, bios, life, opsis, view
a procedure for obtaining tissue or fluid samples from lymph nodes or a deep lesion by using suction and a trocar or cannula. Also called aspiration biopsy.

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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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.
Noblett HR: A rectal suction biopsy tube for use in the diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease.
Campbell PE, Noblett HR: Experience with rectal suction biopsy in the diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease.