Original Article: PDF OnlyComparison of the Menghini, Klatskin and Tru-Cut Needles in Diagnosing CirrhosisGoldner, Fred M.D. Author Information Gastroenterology Service, Department of Medicine, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas, Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology 1(3):p 229-232, September 1979. Buy Abstract The Menghini, Klatskin and Tru-Cut needles were used to obtain multiple biopsies from cirrhotic livers at autopsy. Comparison of specimens showed that Tru-Cut biopsies were the longest and least fragmented, produced the greatest diagnostic accuracy and fewest false negative diagnoses of cirrhosis. Pending further evaluation of its safety, the Tru-Cut needle seems the instrument of choice for the biopsy diagnosis of cirrhosis. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.