A 45-year-old female asked:
I had colonoscopy on monday findings reveal normal mucosa in whole colon but they did a surveillance biopsy what does that mean?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clarence Grimanswered
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Maybe some areas that looked not quite normal and did biopsy. You did not tell us why colonoscopy was done, For some problems they can see more under the microscope (biopsy) that just by looking through colonoscope. Discus with your team.
Reviewed Oct 02, 2021
Dr. Silviu Pasniciucanswered
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
A surveillance biopsy is usually done to assess for microscopic activity of previously diagnosed conditions, when pathologic changes are not apparent on the mucosa.
Answered Oct 02, 2021
Last updated Oct 2, 2021
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