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Glossary: endometrial biopsy, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

endometrial biopsy

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A procedure in which a sample of tissue is taken from the endometrium (inner lining of the uterus) for examination under a microscope. A thin tube is inserted through the cervix into the uterus, and gentle scraping and suction are used to remove the sample.