cutting needle

cut·ting nee·dle

a surgical needle with angulated surface designed to puncture tough tissue.

cutting needle

suture needle, triangular in cross-section, with the apex of triangle on inner circumference of needle (contrast with reverse cutting needle)
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Coaxial cutting needle biopsies: how important is it to rotate the cutting needle between passes Clin Radiol 2007; 62:808-11.
Since the initial experience, aside from overcoming the learning curve of a new surgical approach, various techniques have been modified in order to surmount this challenge, such as closing the vaginal cuff vertically, using a cutting needle versus a tapered needle, addition of a "plus one" wristed multiport robotic arm, or replacing the single-site robotic needle driver with a multiport 5-mm needle driver.
Diffuse Pleural thickening: percutaneous CT-guided cutting needle biopsy.
The use of the Vim-Silverman cutting needle, with the patient prone, was described by several investigators (reviewed in Cameron and Hicks (11)), but the information did not become widespread until Kark and Muehrcke published their series in the Lancet in 1954.
Lung biopsy with a 12-gauge cutting needle is possible using an insertion sheath in animal models.
And there was progress towards a third goal of cutting needle addicts by a fifth before 2005.
Further, coaxial guides facilitate the use of cutting needle biopsy guns, which have previously been shown to provide a higher diagnostic yield than standard biopsy needles.
Features include a sharp cutting needle of polished stainless steel for smooth penetration, and a comfort-designed pistol-grip handle for any size hand.
THIS kind of biopsy is an alternative to a cutting needle biopsy.
PCNB, also called core needle biopsy, percutaneous core biopsy or percutaneous cutting needle biopsy, is performed when a tissue specimen is required for histologic evaluation.