Depressors, Surgical, Tongue
Definition : Surgical depressors designed to displace the tongue by compression for a prolonged period of time, facilitating the excision of surrounding tissue in the oral cavity. Surgical tongue depressors are typically metal instruments with slightly curved and often serrated blades and a handle that is frequently at a right angle to the blade. Tongue surgical depressors are usually intended for repeated use; they are used for oral and/or dental surgery.
Entry Terms : "Depressors, Tongue" , "Tongue Blades" , "Blades, Tongue" , "Tongue Depressors"
UMDC code : 22007