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How big is a biopsy?
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Small, 4mm.
This is usually small, like 4mm for a punch biopsy.
Others might be bigger, like breast tissue can be 3-4 cm in greatest dimension.

In brief: Small, 4mm.
This is usually small, like 4mm for a punch biopsy.
Others might be bigger, like breast tissue can be 3-4 cm in greatest dimension.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: It depends
Lung, stomach, cervix, colon biopsies usually 1-2 mm in all three dimensions.
Liver, kidney biopsy, a cylinder 1-2 mm across by however long. Other organs, however much it takes. Good luck if you have a procedure coming up.

In brief: It depends
Lung, stomach, cervix, colon biopsies usually 1-2 mm in all three dimensions.
Liver, kidney biopsy, a cylinder 1-2 mm across by however long. Other organs, however much it takes. Good luck if you have a procedure coming up.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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