Biopsy - Information, specialists, frequent questions.

Is a diagnostic method in which a small sample of tissues and/or cells are removed to be examined by a pathologist under a microscope. Samples can also be used for various biochemical tests, and even to test for the presence and activity of particular genes. The term biopsy is often used to refers to the act of taking the sample and the tissue sample itself. The sample may be obtained from any organ, by any of several methods, including suction through a needle, swabbing, scraping, endoscopy, and cutting out the entire structure or a part of it to be tested (excisional and incisional biopsy respectively). When a wide needle is used, the procedure is called a core biopsy. When a thin needle is used, the procedure is called a fine-needle aspiration biopsy. One of the commonest reasons for undertaking a biopsy is to establish whether a tumor is malignant or benign.The excisional biopsy, also known as surgical biopsy entails the surgical removal of a entire tumor mass and is a diagnostic technique that simultaneously serves as a treatment..

Experts in biopsy

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A D Fox

A D Fox

General surgeon, Vascular surgeon

Shrewsbury

A D Houghton

A D Houghton

General surgeon, Vascular surgeon

Shrewsbury

A D R Schofield

A D R Schofield

Gastroenterologist, General surgeon

Shrewsbury

A I H Ahmad

A I H Ahmad

Gynaecologist, Obstetrician

Gillingham

A M M Mudawi

A M M Mudawi

General surgeon

Gateshead

A W Garnham

A W Garnham

General surgeon, Vascular surgeon

Wolverhampton

Questions about Biopsy

Our experts have answered 2 questions about Biopsy

Mr. Paul Fiadjoe
Mr. Paul Fiadjoe
Gynaecologist, Obstetrician
Chelmsford
The simple is yes. It will pick any abnormalities in over 90% of cases
1 answers

Mr. Abhay Chopada
Mr. Abhay Chopada
Gastrointestinal surgeon, General surgeon
London
You will need to be more specific as biopsy is a technique of obtaining tissue .The risk will depend on the organ involved.
2 answers

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