Intraoperative transmural myocardial biopsy: A simple technique

T. A. Salerno, D. P. Lince, S. M. Wasan, E. J.P. Charrette

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalCanadian Journal of Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 1979
Externally publishedYes

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  • Surgery


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