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Scissors, Surgical, Vascular

Definition : Scissors designed to cut and/or dissect blood vessel (vascular) tissues. These scissors are typically handheld, manual instruments with two metallic (e.g., stainless steel) angled or curved (and frequently serrated) blades with sharp tips that slide past each other (i.e., shearing action). The blades are usually attached to handles, with the proximal end conformed as a ring to facilitate holding and operation with the fingers; both parts are joined by a swivel pin in the center. Dedicated vascular scissors are available with many different shapes, sizes, and blade configurations according to the vessel to be cut or the procedure to be performed (e.g., coronary artery bypass, peripheral vasculature dissection, vena cava excision, carotid endarterectomy).

Entry Terms : "Scissors, Vascular" , "Vascular Scissors" , "Scissors, Cardiovascular" , "Jacobson Spring Handled Scissors" , "Jacobson Bayonet Scissors"

UMDC code : 23011

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