05964716 is referenced by 254 patents and cites 27 patents.

A method for using a surgical biopsy instrument for extracting a plurality of tissue samples from a body is disclosed. The instrument has a piercing needle that is initially inserted into the body. The needle has a piercing tip and a plurality of tissue receiving ports, for the reception of tissue samples, circumferentially arranged around the needle adjacent to the piercing tip. A first tissue sample is sampled at the first tissue receiving port and is removed from the instrument. A second tissue sample is sampled at a second tissue receiving port without moving the needle. The second tissue sample is removed from the body in the same manner as the first.

Title
Method of use for a multi-port biopsy instrument
Application Number
9/78790
Publication Number
5964716
Application Date
May 14, 1998
Publication Date
October 12, 1999
Inventor
Edward Rhad
Fairfield
OH, US
Salvatore Privitera
West Chester
OH, US
David K Gregoire
Newport Coast
CA, US
Agent
Louis J Capezzuto
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 10/00
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