Definition : Curettes designed to remove a sample of tissue intended for laboratory examination and/or test (i.e., biopsy) from an anatomic structure of the body. These curettes are typically manual, handheld, or endoscopic instruments with a solid or fenestrated (e.g., a ring, loop) working end that resembles a spoon with sharp or blunt edges and a handle at the other end. Biopsy curettes are used to collect tissue specimens from the uterus (endometrium), bronchium, and other body parts; some devices are especially designed for endoscopic use.
Entry Terms : "Biopsy Curettes" , "Biopsy Instruments"
UMDC code : 21307