Punches, Biopsy, Pleura
Definition : Biopsy punches designed to excise a segment of tissue (frequently in the form of a thin disc) from the parietal pleura intended for laboratory examination and/or test (i.e., biopsy) with minimal sample or lung damage. These punches are typically handheld, manual instruments with a cutting mechanism (e.g., a hollow tube with an internal jaw) at the working end operated by a handle. Pleural biopsy punches may also be used to perform biopsies of lung tumors.
Entry Terms : "Pleural Biopsy Punches"
UMDC code : 22690