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    Open Biopsy of the Breast

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    In an open breast biopsy, your doctor makes a small cut in the skin and breast tissue to remove a sample of tissue. The sample is examined under a microscope.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerC. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General Surgery

    Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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