Gynecological biopsy

Gynecological biopsy

La gynecological biopsy it is the only way to know for sure whether a patient has precancerous lesions, cervical cancer, or is healthy.

Depending on the area where the sample is taken, the biopsy can be:

  • Vulvar biopsy
  • Cervical biopsy
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • Breast biopsy

It is a simple procedure that is usually performed under local anesthesia or sedation and whose recovery is immediate.

+ Frequently asked questions about gynecological biopsy.

What is vulvar biopsy?

This procedure is performed to diagnose diseases of the vulva With this test it is possible to detect if there is cancer in the vulva or another type of skin disease.

During a biopsy, small pieces of skin are removed from areas of the skin that look abnormal. The tissue is then studied in a laboratory to detect cancer cells and other types of skin diseases.

What is cervical biopsy?

La cervical biopsy It is a procedure to remove tissues from the cervix and analyze them to determine if there are abnormal or precancerous conditions, or cervical cancer. The cervix is ​​the narrow lower part of the womb (uterus).

How is the endometrial biopsy procedure?

It is a procedure that is performed in order to obtain a small sample of tissue from the endometrium. After the biopsy, the endometrial tissue is examined under a microscope to identify the presence of abnormal cells, or the effects of hormones on the endometrium.

And the breast biopsy?

An breast biopsy It is a diagnostic test in which a part of the lesion that is considered suspicious is removed. After this, the sample is sent to the laboratory for examination by the pathologist. The main reason why a breast biopsy is performed is to determine whether a breast injury is cancer or not. After the biopsy and, depending on the result, it will be decided whether it is necessary to completely remove the lesion or not. 

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