Definition : Punches designed to excise a segment of tissue (frequently in the form of a disc) from an anatomic structure or from a donor graft during surgical procedures. These punches are typically handheld, manual instruments with a movable, sharp mechanism (e.g., tube, jaw) at the distal end operated by squeezing a ring-shaped, two-part handle. Dedicated surgical punches are available for specific anatomic structures and/or tissue, including bone, skin, blood vessels, ear, nose, and skull.
Entry Terms : "Surgical Punches" , "Punches, Endoscopic"
UMDC code : 22700