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A bioptome is a small pincer-shaped cutting/grasping instrument used in medicine for taking biopsy specimens.[1] It can either be built into or threaded through a vascular catheter or endotracheal tube that delivers the bioptome directly to the desired site of tissue sample (in this case, probably the inner walls of the heart or gastrointestinal tract).


  1. ^ Myocardial biopsy, a brief explanation from St. Mary's Hospital that includes a bioptome description