Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors Biopsy
A brain biopsy is necessary to confirm the diagnosis of primitive neuroectodermal tumor.
During a brain biopsy, a neurosurgeon removes a small sample of brain tissue through a small hole in the skull. The tissue is then examined under a microscope, in order to determine the type of cells causing the cancer.
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