Breast Biopsy Bracketing System
Mon, 06/11/2007 - 11:52am
Ranfac has announced the release of a Bracketing System designed to prevent accidental shearing during biopsies. In trying to reduce the high incidence of positive margins and the need for reexcision or mastectomy after single hooked wire excisions, a system of placing multiple hooked wires around the perimeter of a lesion before excision has become common. Surgeons benefit from stiffening cannulas supplied in their own sterile pouch, which provide a palpable landmark, an indication of the wire course and prevents accidental shearing. The units are available in three sizes. Each are single use and disposable and consists of a needle, a spring hook wire with locating mark to orient location of wire, and a stiffening cannula in a sterile pouch.