A Tru-cut disposable biopsy needle was used in 10 pigs, 3 cadavers and 63 humans to obtain transmural ventricular myocardium for diagnostic and research purposes. The technique proved simple and safe. In every case an adequate amount of full-thickness myocardium was obtained which was examined by light and electron microscopy and used for enzyme studies and glycogen measurement.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Canadian Journal of Surgery|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1979|
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