Incisional biopsy

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Medical Definition of Incisional biopsy

Incisional biopsy: A biopsy in which only a sample of the suspicious tissue is cut from a mass (incised) and removed for purposes of diagnosis. A incisional biopsy is in contrast to an excisional biopsy in which an entire lesion, usually a tumor, is removed.


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Reviewed on 5/13/2016

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