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Compounding Disaster - July 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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US Endoscopy | Moray Micro Forceps GI docs frequently complain that they don't have a more reliable way to take accurate tissue samples of lesions found in the GI tract, specifically from cysts found in the pancreatic head. Instead, most have to rely on aspirating the cyst with an endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) needle, hoping to capture a few cells in the fluid that might give them clues as to whether the cyst is benign, premalignant or malignant. The Moray Micro Forceps, though, gives docs a better option for diagnosing these cysts. The first-of-its-kind forceps are inserted under ultrasound guid- ance and are just tiny enough to penetrate the lesion and take a bite out of its interior wall. The forceps' serrated jaws open just 4.3 mm, but they can effectively grab tissue samples, which provide a more accurate diagnosis than aspirated fluid. It's a single-use device and is compatible with most 19-gauge needles. After trying them out at the show, I found them to be surprisingly quick and easy to use. J U L Y 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 5 1

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