Definition : Clips designed for temporary atraumatic (i.e., without intentionally piercing) attachment or occlusion of anatomic structures (e.g., blood vessels, fallopian tubes) and/or small ancillary devices (e.g., towels, drapes, bandages) during surgical procedures. These clips are typically small (usually metal) instruments with two blades joined at the midportion or made from a single alpha-shaped part and permit only a small jaw opening, have a normally closed resting state, and do not include a handle or other proximal attachment. They can be delivered manually or with an instrument such as dedicated forceps. Surgical clips are used for skin and internal suturing, vascular hemostasis, and temporary occlusion of other anatomic ducts and can hold surgical instruments and/or other small ancillary devices.
Entry Terms : "Surgical Clips"
UMDC code : 21299