Endometrial biopsy

Alternative Names

Biopsy – endometrium

Definition of Endometrial biopsy

Endometrial is a procedure in which a tissue sample is taken from the lining of the uterus (endometrium), and is checked under a microscope for any abnormal cells or signs of .

Review

Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington: Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 9/2/2009

Pelvic laparoscopy
Female reproductive anatomy
Endometrial biopsy
Uterus
Endometrial biopsy

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