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Transillumination is the shining of a bright light through a body cavity or organ for diagnostic purposes. Transilllumination can be used on the head, scrotum, or chest in the premature or newborn infant, or the breast in an adult female.


Review Date: 11/21/2011
Reviewed By: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc., George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California.
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