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Scissors, Surgical, Middle Ear

Definition : Surgical scissors designed to cut middle-ear tissues during endaural procedures. These scissors are typically small handheld, manual instruments with two long metallic (e.g., stainless steel) blades with straight, angled, or curved, very fine sharp tips that slide past each other (i.e., shearing action). The blades are attached through long slender shanks to handles with the proximal end conformed as a ring to facilitate holding and operating with the fingers; both parts are joined by a swivel pin in the center. Middle-ear surgery scissors are used to cut soft tissue in several procedures of the stapes and tympanic membrane (e.g., tympanoplasty).

Entry Terms : "Endaural Surgery Scissors" , "Middle Ear Surgery Scissors" , "Jacobson Spring Handled Scissors" , "Jacobson Bayonet Scissors"

UMDC code : 22970

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