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View in Spanish: Biopsia transperineal

Transperineal biopsy (TRANZ-payr-uh-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: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.