Breast biopsy

Alternative Names

Biopsy – breast; Open breast biopsy

Definition of Breast biopsy

A breast biopsy is the removal of breast tissue to examine it for signs of or other disorders. Several different types of biopsy may be done. This article discusses open breast biopsy. An open biopsy involves making a small cut in the breast and removing breast tissue.


David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 9/10/2009

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