Salivary gland biopsy

Alternative Names

Biopsy – salivary gland

Definition of Salivary gland biopsy

Salivary gland biopsy is the removal of a small piece of tissue or cells from a salivary gland 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

Salivary gland biopsy

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