Recent Examples of biopsy from the Web
The discovery of the tumor led to a biopsy in March that revealed Maven was suffering from diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas, or DIPG, a rare and aggressive form of cancer.
The day after her biopsy came back positive, Sherrie Rhodes from Hull, England, posted a picture of her own symptoms on Facebook, urging other women to recognize potential warnings signs besides the stereotypical mass.
Upon undergoing a biopsy, Gambardella-Greenway was given her diagnosis of skin cancer.
Dermatologists took biopsies of the lesions, and referred him to rheumatologists for consultation.
In a hypothetical example of a dermatology visit, the doctor might now get $100 for a full-body skin exam and $50 for a biopsy, if it is done during the same visit by the same doctor.
The fluid was sent out for a biopsy, and Gabe kept training with her teammates, eventually flying off to Arizona.
But clearing could one day be used in biopsies, where a portion of tissue is removed.
Read more: In addition to dealing with mechanical issues, Wilson also recently had a biopsy for a sun spot on his nose.
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Matter examined in a biopsy is always taken from a living organism. Most biopsies are done by using a needle to extract tissue or fluid, but some may instead require cutting, and others may amount to nothing more than swabbing the inside of the patient's cheek. Biopsies are best known as a means of detecting cancer, but a doctor may also take a biopsy of heart muscle to investigate suspected heart disease, for example, or perform a biopsy on a pregnant woman to test for disorders in the fetus.
BIOPSY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of biopsy for English Language Learners
medical : the removal of tissue, cells, or fluids from someone's body in order to check for illness
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