transperineal biopsy

Pronunciation: (TRANZ-PAYR-ih-NEE-ul BY-op-see)

A procedure in which a sample of tissue is removed from the prostate for examination under a microscope. The sample is removed with a thin needle that is inserted through the skin between the scrotum and rectum and into the prostate.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2003-07-26 Date last modified: 2006-05-04