Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Malignant Tumor of the Brain Biopsy

During a brain biopsy, a neurosurgeon removes a small sample of brain tissue through a small hole in the skull. The tissue will then be examined under a microscope, in order to determine the type of cells causing the cancer.

Patients with metastatic brain cancer from a cancer in another part of the body usually do not require a brain biopsy. Sometimes a brain tumor biopsy is the first evidence that there is cancer in another organ, such as the lung, prostate or breast.

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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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