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Clamps, Surgical, Intestinal

Definition : Surgical clamps designed for the atraumatic grasping or compression of a portion of the intestines during open-surgery procedures. These clamps are typically handheld, manual instruments including two parts pivoted at the center with straight or curved distal serrated blades and appropriate handles. Dedicated intestinal clamps are available according to the characteristics of the intestinal areas for which they are intended (e.g., colon, small bowel) and/or the procedure (e.g., resection, anastomosis) to be performed; some intestinal clamps include a mechanism to lock the blades together.

Entry Terms : "Intestinal Clamps" , "Clamps, Intestinal"

UMDC code : 10871

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