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Clamps, Surgical, Uterus, Parametrium

Definition : Uterine surgical clamps designed for the atraumatic grasping of the parametrium tissue with minimal risk of tissue slipping. These clamps are typically handheld, manual instruments including two parts pivoted at the center each with a distal blade that may be smooth or serrated; several jaw designs (e.g., S-shaped) are available to minimize the profile while firmly holding the tissue; these clamps usually include a handle with a ratchet mechanism with variable settings. Parametrium clamps are used during vaginal or abdominal excision of the uterus (i.e., hysterectomy).

Entry Terms : "Uterine Surgical Clamps, Parametrium"

UMDC code : 21229

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