Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences




Nowadays, modern biopsy techniques such as fine and wide needles are used instead of invasive biopsy techniques for examining malign and benign lesions. This study examines whether wide needle biopsy (Tru-cut) possesses advantages as an alternative method to open biopsy. This study was performed on 40 patients with suspicious intra-jaw lesions. An 18-gauge, three-piece biopsy device was used. All the samples were sent to the tumor pathology unit at the oncology institute for histopathologic and cytopathologic examination. Thirty-seven of the 40 samples were adequate for diagnosis and three inadequate were. When we considered the results of Tru-cut and fine needle biopsy, the diagnostic value increased to 62.5%. In each lesion, the success rate of open biopsy is 92.5%, the success rate of Tru-cut biopsy is 55% and that of fine needle biopsy is 42.5%. According to our results, if we can support the study of this technique with new studies and can improve the specific apparatus for the maxillo-facial region, this can be a good alternative technique for open biopsy applications.


Biopsy, Tru-cut, Fine needle

First Page


Last Page