Approximators, Vessel, Microsurgery
Definition : Vessel approximators designed to grasp torn or resected portions of small-diameter vessels, holding the tissue in an anatomically correct position without tension for the purpose of reattaching one portion to another to complete the structure during microsurgical procedures. These manual, handheld devices typically consist of a very small metallic frame with two sliding atraumatic clamps or blades with gripping surfaces; they are frequently used in pairs. They are typically used in microsurgical repair of very thin vessels (i.e., microanastomosis).
Entry Terms : "Vascular Approximators, Microsurgery" , "Vessel Approximators, Microsurgery" , "Microsurgery Approximators, Vascular"
UMDC code : 20984