A 28-year-old male asked:
what is the definition or description of: stomach biopsy?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jordan Rush answered
12 years experience Gastroenterology
Stomach biopsy: This means a piece of tissue taken and sent to the pathologist. This biopsy is typically do at time of endoscopy.
Answered on May 5, 2015
Dr. Walter Klein answered
20 years experience Pathology
Tissue sample: A stomach biopsy is typically obtained by a gastroenterologist during a procedure called esophagogastroduodenoscopy (upper endoscopy). During the procedure a flexible tube in inserted in the mouth and threaded down into the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Tissue samples can be taken to be evaluated by a pathologist. Typically a stomach biopsy is taken to evaluate for helicobacter pylori.
Answered on Mar 26, 2018
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