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Okuda's needle

Alternative eponyms

  • Chiba needle
  • Chiba liver-biopsy needle
  • Okuda-Chiba liver-biopsy needle

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A thin, highly flexible steel needle used to perform percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography.

Description

Also known as the the Chiba needle, Chiba liver-biopsy needle, Okuda-Chiba liver-biopsy needle; or the. Synonym: Skinny needle. A thin-walled, highly flexible steel needle with an outside diameter of 0,7 mm and an inner diameter of 0.5 mm used to cannulate very small bile ducts to perform percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography.

Bibliography

  • K. Okuda:
    Thin needle percutaneous transhepatic cholagiography – historical review ( editorial).
    Endoscopy, 1980, 12: 2-7.

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