A new liver and soft tissue biopsy instrument

M. Ravid, D. Kedem, R. Lang, M. Lishner

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A new liver biopsy instrument taking the form of a suction biopsy syringe with two pistons and a Menghini needle, is described. A vacuum is first created, and the whole procedure is effected by a continuous uninterrupted movement into the liver and instantaneous withdrawal. The syringe is held in one hand. The procedure is very simple and requires minimal training. A total of 118 biopsies have been performed. The specimens were suitable for histopathological examination. Pain was minimal and there were no complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-315
Number of pages2
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Biopsy syringe
  • Liver
  • New Instrument


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