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Needle muscle biopsy with the automatic Biopty instrument.

Needle muscle biopsies are less traumatic and easier to do than open biopsies, but their main disadvantage is the small specimen size. One hundred and five patients underwent needle biopsies with a 14-gauge spring-loaded device that guillotines the muscle automatically (Bard Radiology). Fifty patients had more than one muscle biopsy. One hundred and forty-six of 155 specimens contained over 200 muscle fibers, some as many as 500 fibers. Having evaluated various needles, we found the Bard Biopty instrument more efficient than manual needles and open biopsy techniques, and it provides muscle specimens for pathologic interpretation that are comparable with open surgical procedures.[1]


  1. Needle muscle biopsy with the automatic Biopty instrument. Coté, A.M., Jiménez, L., Adelman, L.S., Munsat, T.L. Neurology (1992) [Pubmed]
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