Transrectal biopsy

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Transrectal biopsy
Intervention
ICD-9-CM 60.11

Transrectal biopsy is a biopsy procedure in which a sample of tissue is removed from the prostate using a thin needle that is inserted through the rectum and into the prostate. Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) is usually used to guide the needle. The sample is examined under a microscope to see if it contains cancer.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the U.S. National Cancer Institute document "Dictionary of Cancer Terms".