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Clamps, Surgical, Vascular, Artery

Definition : Vascular surgical clamps designed for the atraumatic compression of an artery during open-surgery procedures, usually to cause total or partial temporary occlusion (i.e., coarctation). These clamps are typically handheld, manual instruments including two parts pivoted at the center with serrated, straight, or curved distal blades, and a ratchet-locking mechanism. The serrated region frequently has a central, nonserrated trough running its length to prevent trauma to the enclosed artery. Dedicated artery clamps are available for specific arteries (e.g., aorta, carotid, pulmonary) and/or procedures (e.g., anastomosis).

Entry Terms : "Clamps, Artery" , "Artery Clamps, Surgical"

UMDC code : 10865

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