Abdominal wall fat pad biopsy

Alternative Names

Abdominal wall biopsy; Biopsy – abdominal wall fat pad

Definition of Abdominal wall fat pad biopsy

An abdominal wall fat pad biopsy is the removal of a small part of the abdominal wall fat pad. The procedure is done most often to test for amyloidosis.

Review

David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 2/23/2009

Digestive system
Fat tissue biopsy

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