BCAV. Definition

Medical Definition: BCAV

A procedure that removes a small sample of breast tissue. Using a computer imaging to guide a hollow tube connected to a suction device. The probe is inserted through a tiny cut in the numbed skin of the breast. The sample is extracted from tissue by gentle suction and a small rotating knife within the probe. Then, the tissue sample is studied under a microscope to check for signs of disease. This procedure produces a very light scar and requires no stitches. Also called vacuum-assisted biopsy and vacuum-assisted core biopsy.

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