Tongue Pain

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Definition

A tongue biopsy is surgery to remove a piece of the tongue for examination under a microscope.


Alternative Names

Biopsy - tongue


How the test is performed

A tongue biopsy can be done using a needle. After numbing the area, the health care provider gently sticks the needle into the tongue and removes a tiny piece of tissue.

Some types of tongue biopsies remove a thin slice of tissue. Others are done under general anesthesia (asleep and pain-free) so that larger areas may be removed and...

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