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Clamps, Surgical, Kidney Pedicle

Definition : Surgical clamps designed for the atraumatic grasping and/or compression of the kidney pedicle during open-surgery procedures. These clamps are typically handheld, manual instruments including two parts pivoted at the center with curved or right-angled distal blades and appropriate ratchet handles; some clamps include interlocking longitudinal ridges to prevent slipping. Kidney pedicle clamps are used mainly to control the blood supply to the kidney during surgical procedures.

Entry Terms : "Kidney Pedicle Clamps, Surgical"

UMDC code : 21209

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