The six distal cutting edges of the SharkCore™ FNB needle are specifically designed to obtain cohesive units of tissue with intact cell architecture. By minimizing tissue stacking and fracturing, the needle can potentially provide better core samples and help gastroenterologists and pathologists make more consistent and definitive diagnoses.([FOOTNOTE=When compared to the BNX™ FNA needles based on test results. (Report on File. 6/24/2014. P-Value = 0.000 for 22 and 25 gauge needles.)],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
Risk Information: Those associated with gastrointestinal endoscopy include, but are not limited to: Perforation, hemorrhage, aspiration, fever, hypotension, respiratory depression or arrest, cardiac arrhythmia or arrest, infection, allergic reaction to medication, damage to blood vessels, nerve damage, and acute pancreatitis. Those associated with EUS needle biopsy include but are not limited to: bleeding, pain, death, peritonitis, infection / bacteremia, tumor seeding of the needle tract, and needle fracture requiring intervention for removal. Please refer to the product user manual or www.medtronic.com/gi for detailed information.