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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



transperineal biopsy  listen  (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.