Gum biopsy

Alternative Names

Biopsy – gingiva (gums)

Definition of Gum biopsy

A gum is a surgery in which a small piece of gingival (gum) tissue is removed for examination.

Review

James L. Demetroulakos, MD, FACS, Department of Otolaryngology, North Shore Medical Center, Salem, MA. Clinical Instructor in Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 3/3/2009

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Gum biopsy

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