Cook Medical has added a 25 gage needle to its EchoTip® ProCore™ line of fine needle biopsy (FNB) histology needles, which are designed for use in a procedure known as endoscopic ultrasound, or EUS. The EchoTip ProCore is a single-use, disposable needle for FNB intended for sampling of submucosal lesions, mediastinal masses, lymph nodes and intraperitoneal masses.
The new 25 gage biopsy needle enabled a single-pass diagnosis of 88 percent (91 percent when including subsequent passes) in suspected tumors of the pancreas when pathologists examined both the histological and cytological yields obtained. No complications were seen in any of the patients.
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