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a sharp instrument used for suturing, for puncturing, or for the guiding of ligatures.
aneurysm needle a blunt-pointed, curved needle with the eye at the point; used for passing ligatures around aneurysms or vessels.
aspirating needle a long, hollow needle for removing fluid from a cavity.
atraumatic needle an eyeless surgical needle with the suture attached to a hollow end.
biopsy needle a hollow needle with an inner needle that detaches tissue for biopsy and brings it to the surface of its lumen; types include the Menghini and Silverman needles. See also needle biopsy.
cataract needle one used in removing a cataract.
discission needle a special form of cataract needle.
fine needle a very thin, highly flexible steel needle with a narrow inner core used to cannulate very small bile ducts to perform transhepatic cholangiography (fine needle transhepatic cholangiography).
Hagedorn's needle a form of flat suture needle.
hypodermic needle a hollow, sharp-pointed needle to be attached to a hypodermic syringe for injection of solutions.
knife needle a slender knife with a needle-like point, used in ophthalmic operations.
ligature needle a long-handled, slender steel needle having an eye in its curved end, used for passing a ligature underneath an artery.
Menghini needle a needle for liver biopsy, not requiring rotation to cut loose the tissue specimen.
Reverdin's needle a surgical needle with an eye that can be opened and closed by means of a slide.
scalp vein needle a short rigid needle with flexible wings on each side; used to infuse IV fluids for short periods of time, in patients with small veins or in children.
Silverman needle a biopsy needle for taking tissue specimens, consisting of an outer cannula and an inner split needle with a longitudinal groove in which tissue is retained when the needle is withdrawn.
skinny needle fine needle.
spatula needle a minute needle with a flat or slightly curved concave surface that does not cut or pierce.
stop needle one with a shoulder that prevents too deep penetration.
swaged needle a needle with no eye, having suture attached to a hollow end.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bi·op·sy nee·dle

a hollow needle used to obtain a core of tissue for histologic study.
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biopsy needle

A thin (“skinny”) needle passed percutaneously into an organ, often liver and kidney, to obtain tissue for evaluation by light microscopy.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

biopsy needle

Surgery A thin–'skinny' needle passed percutaneously into an organ, often liver and kidney to obtain tissue for evaluation by light microscopy
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The "Biopsy Devices Market, Global Forecast, by Products (Biopsy Needles, Guidance Systems, Biopsy Guns Reagents and kits and others), Regions, Application, Companies" report has been added to's offering.
washed the biopsy needle used for the biopsy procedure in povidone-iodine solution before each use.
Since the bone biopsy needle (BBN) 16-G x 12.5 cm (Angiotech ostycut) was commercially expensive, we switched to bone marrow biopsy needle (BMBN) 11G x 10 cm (Tsunami Medical) for bone lesions which provid-
Firstly, because of the different echogenic properties of the different tissues, the intensity of the same biopsy needle can be different in different tissue.
Evaluation of needle size for breast biopsy: comparison of 14-, 16-, and 18-gauge biopsy needles. AJR Am J Roentgenol 1998;171:59-63.
In Tennessee, facilities contacted the state health department to report that brushes were not being used to reprocess prostate biopsy needle guides.
Regardless of the needle insertion technique used, a 10 mL or 20 mL syringe usually is attached to the biopsy needle, unless a biopsy gun is used.
By biopsy device product, the market is categorized into 4 parts; Biopsy Needle, Guidance system segment, Biopsy Guns, Reagents, and kits in which Biopsy needle is one of the most significant segments in the global biopsy device market.
Abram's biopsy needle was used throughout the study.
The biopsy needle is inserted into the abnormality, with negative pressure applied by pulling back on the syringe to permit aspiration of material for sampling.[7] Needle length is contingent upon the size of the breast and the depth of the abnormality.
This means that everything has been integrated into the hand-piece, including the world's smallest biopsy vacuum, all tubing, fluid canister, battery power source, and the biopsy needle. The entire system weighs only one pound, eliminating back-end weight and facilitating exact control.