Biopty gun testis needle biopsy

A preliminary clinical experience

A. F. Morey, M. Plymyer, T. A. Rozanski, G. E. Deshon, J. B. Myers, M. L. Dresner

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Abstract

Objective: To assess the reliability, safety and patient satisfaction of transcutaneous Biopty (Bard Urological, Covington, GA, USA) gun testis biopsies. Patients and methods: Nineteen young men who were referred for evaluation of azoospermia were included in the study. The procedure was performed in an outpatient setting, under local anaesthesia and without sedation. Two passes of the Biopty gun spring-loaded needle were performed unilaterally in each patient. Results: An average of 38.9 seminiferous tubules were evaluable per patient. The procedure was extremely well-tolerated by all patients and most felt that the procedure was no more distressing than simple phlebotomy. Conclusion: Transcutaneous testis needle biopsy performed with the Biopty gun is safe, rapid and cost-effective. This technique may represent a viable alternative to the open method of testis biopsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)366-369
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Urology
Volume74
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1994

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Needle Biopsy
Testis
Biopsy
Azoospermia
Seminiferous Tubules
Phlebotomy
Local Anesthesia
Patient Satisfaction
Needles
Outpatients
Safety
Costs and Cost Analysis

Keywords

  • Biopsy
  • Testis
  • Transcutaneous

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  • Urology

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Morey, A. F., Plymyer, M., Rozanski, T. A., Deshon, G. E., Myers, J. B., & Dresner, M. L. (1994). Biopty gun testis needle biopsy: A preliminary clinical experience. British Journal of Urology, 74(3), 366-369.

Biopty gun testis needle biopsy : A preliminary clinical experience. / Morey, A. F.; Plymyer, M.; Rozanski, T. A.; Deshon, G. E.; Myers, J. B.; Dresner, M. L.

In: British Journal of Urology, Vol. 74, No. 3, 1994, p. 366-369.

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Morey, AF, Plymyer, M, Rozanski, TA, Deshon, GE, Myers, JB & Dresner, ML 1994, 'Biopty gun testis needle biopsy: A preliminary clinical experience', British Journal of Urology, vol. 74, no. 3, pp. 366-369.
Morey AF, Plymyer M, Rozanski TA, Deshon GE, Myers JB, Dresner ML. Biopty gun testis needle biopsy: A preliminary clinical experience. British Journal of Urology. 1994;74(3):366-369.
Morey, A. F. ; Plymyer, M. ; Rozanski, T. A. ; Deshon, G. E. ; Myers, J. B. ; Dresner, M. L. / Biopty gun testis needle biopsy : A preliminary clinical experience. In: British Journal of Urology. 1994 ; Vol. 74, No. 3. pp. 366-369.
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