Clips, Surgical, Vascular
Definition : Surgical clips designed for the temporary atraumatic occlusion of blood vessels 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. Vascular clips are usually applied manually; they do not include a handle or other proximal attachment for manipulation. They are used mainly for hemostasis and/or to facilitate surgical procedures by temporarily interrupting blood circulation in a particular site of the body.
Entry Terms : "Vascular Clips" , "Hemostatic Clips"
UMDC code : 21300