vacuum-assisted biopsy


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vacuum-assisted biopsy

A biopsy technique in which a hypodermic probe is placed through the skin into an organ of the body (such as the breast), and negative pressure is used to draw one or more samples into a chamber, where they are captured and removed for analysis under a microscope.
See also: biopsy
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