Transurethral biopsy

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Transurethral biopsy
ICD-9-CM 60.11

Transurethral biopsy is a biopsy procedure in which a sample of tissue is removed from the prostate for examination under a microscope. A thin, lighted tube is inserted through the urethra into the prostate, and a small piece of tissue is removed with a cutting loop.

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