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Prostate Needle Biopsy

During a prostate exam, a doctor may choose to take a needle biopsy sample to check for prostate cancer. This surgical procedure removes tissue from the prostate gland to later examine under a microscope. During the procedure, a biopsy device is inserted into the anus, and a spring-loaded needle passes through the wall of the rectum into the prostate gland. A small tissue sample is taken. This process is repeated several times to obtain a thorough sample. Upon completion, the biopsy device is removed. The results of the test will be analyzed to determine if a cancer is present.

Duration: 00:44
Licence: All rights reserved
Original Language: English
Published: 11/17/2015
Diseases and Conditions: Cancer / Prostate Cancer / Surgery
Format: 3D Animation

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