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what is the definition or description of: stomach biopsy?

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Dr. Jordan Rush
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
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Dr. Walter Klein
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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