Tru-Cut biopsy needle

Tru-Cut biopsy needle

a disposable needle with outer cannula and inner, notched rod in which a tissue specimen is cut, trapped and withdrawn. The needle is commonly used for percutaneous biopsy of lymph nodes, liver, kidney, etc.
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The distance was not great, and Wilson was able to see the girl very well, the window shades of the room she was in being up, and the window also.
Laura Lean Jibbey, peanut brittle, a little almond cream on the neck muscles, dishes unwashed, half an hour's talk with the iceman, reading a package of old letters, a couple of pickles and two bottles of malt extract, one hour peeking through a hole in the window shade into the flat across the air-shaft--that's about all there is to it.
The lid of the left eye twitched; it fell down and snapped up; it was exactly as though the lid of the eye were a window shade and someone stood inside the doctor's head playing with the cord.
She pulled the window shades high, for the weather was dark and stormy, and there was little light, even in the streets.
It has been estimated that the contemporary 18-gauge biopsy needle is only about 36% of the width of the traditional 14-gauge Tru-Cut biopsy needle.
Closed needle biopsy can be done either with an Abrams needle or using a Tru-cut biopsy needle.
All biopsies were performed by a trained nephrologist using a spring loaded tru-cut biopsy needle on admitted patients with adequate pre-procedure precautions to minimize peri-procedural morbidity.