Percutaneous biopsy. Ken U. Ekechukwu, MD, MPH, FACP.

What is percutaneous biopsy? Per means ‘through’ in Latin, ‘cutaneous’ derives from cutis, which is Latin for skin. Bio- is a combining form from the Greek word bios, which means life and opsis is Greek for vision. Percutaneous biopsy then, is the removal of living tissue through the skin, usually with a needle. Tissue can […]

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