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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



Mammotome  listen  (MA-moh-tome)

  A device that uses a computer-guided probe to perform breast biopsies. A Mammotome biopsy can be done on an outpatient basis with a local anesthetic, removes only a small amount of healthy tissue, and doesn’t require sutures (stitches) because the incision is very small.