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Clamps, Surgical, Vascular, Artery, Aorta

Definition : Vascular surgical clamps designed for the atraumatic compression of the aorta during open-surgery procedures (e.g., resection, graft placement, coronary artery bypass, cardiac valve replacement/repair), usually to cause total or partial temporary occlusion (i.e., coarctation). These clamps are typically handheld, manual instruments including two parts pivoted at the center with serrated, straight, or curved distal blades and a ratchet-locking mechanism. The serrated region frequently has a central, nonserrated trough running its length to prevent trauma to the aorta.

Entry Terms : "Clamps, Aorta" , "Aorta Clamps, Surgical"

UMDC code : 10864


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