Clamps, Surgical, Vascular, Vena Cava
Definition : Vascular surgical clamps designed for the total or partial occlusion (i.e., coarctation) of the vena cava during open-surgery procedures. These clamps are typically handheld, manual instruments including two parts pivoted at the center with straight or curved distal blades and ring handles. The serrated region has a central, nonserrated trough running its length to prevent trauma to the enclosed vessel. Vena cava clamps are mainly used during open thoracic surgery; dedicated clamps that include an indwelling cannula are also available.
Entry Terms : "Vena Cava Clamps"
UMDC code : 21239