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    Transrectal Prostate Biopsy

    Transrectal Prostate Biopsy

    Picture of transrectal prostate biopsy

    A transrectal prostate biopsy is usually done with a device that contains a spring-loaded needle. The needle enters the prostate gland and removes a tissue sample quickly.

    By Healthwise Staff
    E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
    Last Revised September 12, 2012

    Last Revised: September 12, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology

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