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1. Amyloidosis
This is a condition in which a person's organ function is impaired by deposits of protein fibrils or proteins complexed with polysaccharide s. The symptoms are that of failure of the affected organs. Study of tissue samples (biopsy) definitively confirms the diagnosis.

2. Biopsy
* To remove a sample of tissue from the body in order to examine it with a microscope for signs of disease, usually to help make a diagnosis. * The sample of tissue removed in order for it to be examined under a microscope for signs of disease so that an accurate diagnosis can be made.

3. Bone marrow biopsy
This is obtained by inserting a hollow needle into the bone cavity (usually the iliac crest or sternum). A specimen, after decalcification, sectioning, and staining, is examined under low power microscopy. The staining characteristics, number and morphology of cells may be suggestive and sometimes diagnostic of certain blood related diseases. Material effects, risks and side effects: prolonged bleeding time if the patient has bleeding tendency, infection, the needle on the sternum may suddenly go through the bone and puncture the heart or large blood vessels.

4. Bronchoscopy
This is the procedure in which an instrument is introduced through the mouth or the nostril to examine the upper airway: nasal pharynx, oral pharynx, larynx, trachea and the bronchi. biopsy and cell samples (sputum or bronchial washings) could be obtained and foreign body could be retrieved. In rigid bronchoscopy a metal tube is used. In fiberoptic bronchoscopy a flexible fiberoptic instrument is used. Laser excision of bronchial tumors is also performed through a bronchoscope. Material effects, risks and side effects: bleeding after biopsy; coughing; laryngospasm; aspiration; collapse of small airways; hypoxemia.

5. Celiac disease (gluten enteropathy, celiac sprue, gluten intolerance)
Celiac disease is caused by an intolerance to gluten, a protein found in grains such as wheat, rye and oats (but not in rice or buckwheat). It is characterized by damage to the mucosa of the proximal small intestine, which results in poor absorption of most nutrients. It can also cause a wide range of maladies such as diarrhea, gas, and may contribute to mental depression in some people. Some forms of this disease are recessively inherited. The condition can be confirmed via a biopsy of the small intestine.

6. Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
Taking a biopsy of the placenta , usually at the end of the second month of pregnancy, to test the fetus for genetic abnormalities ( mutation s).

7. Colposcopy
This is a direct examination of the vagina and the cervix with an instrument fitted with a binocular low power microscope (from 13.5 to 60 x). Candidates for this procedure include those with abnormal Pap smear test and those exposed to diethystilbestrol in utero. biopsy may be taken under the guidance of colposcopy.

8. Cystocopy
This is the direct examination of the urethra, bladder, and the ureter by means of a metal tube throgh the urethral opening. This procedure can be done under local anesthesia if only examination is involved. Otherwise, general anesthesia will be needed. This procedure is used for the collection of urine specimen, measurement of bladder capacity, and placement of ureteric stents. It is also used for the biopsy and resection of bladder and prostate tumors, benign hypertrophic prostate, and manipulation and removal of bladder and ureteric stones.

9. Cytology brush
A small brush which is used to collect cells during the course of a biopsy .

10. Endometrial biopsy
The removal of a fragment of the lining of the uterus for study under a microscope .

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