Posts Tagged ‘Reproductive organs’

Prostate biopsy

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Tests, procedures and surgery

(Transrectal Biopsy; Transurethral Biopsy; Transperineal Biopsy)

Prostate biopsy – Definition

A prostate biopsy is the removal of a small amount of tissue from the prostate gland. The tissue is examined to determine whether there is cancer.

Prostate Cancer

Endometrial biopsy

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Tests, procedures and surgery

(Biopsy, Endometrial)

Endometrial biopsy – Definition

This is a procedure to remove a tissue sample from the lining of the uterus (womb).

The Endometrium

Oophorectomy

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Tests, procedures and surgery

(Ovariectomy; Salpingo-Oophorectomy; Bilateral Oophorectomy; Oophorectomy, Bilateral)

Oophorectomy – Definition

Oophorectomy is the removal of one or both ovaries. This may be combined with removing the fallopian tubes (salpingo-oophorectomy). Removal of the ovaries and/or fallopian tubes are often done as part of a complete or total hysterectomy.