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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
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer 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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