Oropharyngeal biopsy is a procedure in which tissue from an abnormal growth or lesion is removed and sent to the lab for testing. Depending upon the size, a small portion or the entire lesion is removed.
Review Date 12/31/2020
Updated by: Josef Shargorodsky, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.