The removal of cells or tissues for examination by a pathologist. The pathologist may study the tissue under a microscope or perform other tests on the cells or tissue. There are many different types of biopsy procedures.
The most common types include:
Incisional biopsy, in which only a sample of tissue is removed;
Excisional biopsy, in which an entire lump or suspicious area is removed;
Needle biopsy, in which a sample of tissue or fluid is removed with a needle.
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.
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