Glossary Term:

Title

sextant biopsy

Phonetic

<b>sex</b>-tunt <b>by</b>-op-see

Description

a biopsy of the prostate in which 6 core biopsy samples are taken, one each from the top, middle, and bottom of each side of the prostate. In most cases, doctors now take 12 or more core needle samples of the prostate for more complete sampling. See also biopsy, core needle biopsy, prostate.