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Graham W Bryan, Paul A Matula: Biopsy apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, December 3, 2002: US06488636 (282 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for the biopsy of tissue specimens and, more particularly, a single insertion multiple sample percutaneous biopsy apparatus and method are provided. A tip at a distal end of a vacuum support tube is introduced into a tissue mass. The vacuum support tube is retracted exposing ...


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David Farascioni, George M Chelednik, Christopher F Klecher, Paul A Matula: Biopsy apparatus and method. United States Surgical Corporation, November 7, 2000: US06142955 (278 worldwide citation)

A surgical biopsy apparatus is provided which includes a housing; a first elongated tubular member removably mounted in the housing and defining a fluid passageway therein, the first elongated tubular member including: a tapered closed distal end portion adapted to penetrate tissue; a laterally disp ...


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David Farascioni: Biopsy apparatus and method. United States Surgical Corporation, February 1, 2000: US06019733 (178 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for the biopsy of tissue specimens and, more particularly, a single insertion multiple sample percutaneous biopsy apparatus and method are provided. A tip at a distal end of a support tube is introduced into a tissue mass. The support tube has a lateral opening adjacent the t ...


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Graham W Bryan, Paul A Matula: Biopsy apparatus and method. United States Surgical Corporation, April 18, 2000: US06050955 (170 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for the biopsy of tissue specimens and, more particularly, a single insertion multiple sample percutaneous biopsy apparatus and method are provided. A tip at a distal end of a vacuum support tube is introduced into a tissue mass. The vacuum support tube is retracted exposing ...


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John A Hibner: Biopsy apparatus and method. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 2, 2007: US07276032 (140 worldwide citation)

A biopsy device and method are provided for obtaining a tissue sample, such as breast tissue biopsy sample. The device includes an outer cannula having a cutter lumen and a side tissue port communicating with the cutter lumen. The device can be operated to push severed tissue samples through the cut ...


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Hugh H Hogle: Fine needle aspiration biopsy apparatus and method. J Winslow Young, April 6, 1993: US05199441 (111 worldwide citation)

A fenestrated, hollow needle mounted in fluid communication to a hollow hub, the hollow hub being mountable to a syringe or other suitable suction device for creating a negative pressure inside the hollow needle while it is inserted into tissue from which a biopsy sample is to be collected. The fene ...


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Paul A Matula: Biopsy apparatus and method. United States Surgical Corporation, December 28, 1999: US06007495 (108 worldwide citation)

A 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 ...


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Anthony J Pellegrino, Milton Stoller, Kenneth F DeFreitas, David D Camarra, Anthony M Scandura, Richard F Schutz, Jeffrey R Storm: Prone position stereotactic mammography needle biopsy apparatus and method for using the same. Thermotrex Corporation, Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, March 11, 1997: US05609152 (103 worldwide citation)

A patient-supporting table for performing prone stereotactic mammographic biopsy procedures having a platform with an aperture positioned so as to divide the platform into two supporting portions is disclosed. Each of the supporting portions of the platform are sufficient to support at least a patie ...


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Stephen S LaBash: Michael I Kroll, March 19, 1996: US05499989 (83 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for obtaining samples of suspicious breast tissue is disclosed. The breast is placed between two plates, which compress, and therefore stabilize the tissue. The upper compression plate has an aperture therein that allows for the placement of a guide spool having a flesh adher ...


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William R Kennedy: Skin blister biopsy apparatus and method. Skinner and Associates, June 6, 2000: US06071247 (52 worldwide citation)

A skin blister method and apparatus are disclosed to evaluate and quantify epidermal nerves by separating an epidermis sample. The method is useful for a variety of purposes including diagnosis of neuropathy or nerve injury from any cause; measurement of the time course and character of nerve regene ...