Surgical instrument for biopsies
Automated biopsy device
Localizing biopsy apparatus
Soft tissue biopsy instrument
Biopsy needle with completely closable cutting end bore
Helical-tipped lesion localization needle device and method of using the same
Automatic biopsy instrument with cutting cannula
AbstractA biopsy apparatus for obtaining tissue samples includes a housing, an elongated member slidably and rotatably mounted in the housing and a blade having a stem portion pivotally mounted on the elongated member and moving transversely relative to a longitudinal axis of the elongated member between a stowed position and a deployed position. A method of sampling tissue includes the steps of providing the biopsy apparatus, inserting the elongated member into a tissue mass, deploying the blade, severing a tissue sample from the tissue mass by proximally retracting and rotating the elongated member, removing the elongated member from the tissue mass and extracting the tissue sample from a patient.