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needle biopsy

the removal of a small amount of tissue or cellular material with a long hollow surgical needle, performed for diagnostic purposes. Unabridged
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  • The odds are good that you should get a needle biopsy.
  • During a needle biopsy, there may be some stinging or burning if a local anesthetic is injected.
  • needle biopsy is usually done in the health care provider's office.
  • In these cases, surgeons can use alternative techniques such as needle biopsy and stereotaxic biopsy.
needle biopsy in Medicine

needle biopsy n.
Removal of a specimen for biopsy by aspirating it through a needle or trocar that pierces the skin or the external surface of an organ and continues into the underlying tissue to be examined. Also called aspiration biopsy.

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