Curettes, Surgical, Middle Ear
Definition : Surgical curettes designed to remove tissue from middle-ear structures (including the ossicles) by scraping or excising. These curettes are typically slender, metallic, handheld, manual instruments with a serrated, round, oval, or ring-like cup at the distal end; a straight or slightly curved shaft, and a fine handle. Dedicated middle-ear (i.e., endaural) surgical curettes are available in a variety of shapes and sizes according to the procedure to be performed; dedicated curettes for specific procedures include curettes to remove the superior bony rim in stapedectomy, to remove the mastoid cortex in mastoidectomy, to scrape sinus tissue, and to remove necrotic mucosa from the antrum.
Entry Terms : "Middle Ear Surgery Curettes" , "Endaural Surgery Curettes" , "Oval Window Curettes" , "Stapes Curettes" , "Mastoid Curettes" , "Antrum Curettes"
UMDC code : 21343