Punches, Surgical, Vascular
Definition : Punches designed for precise excision of vascular wall segments of pre-determined length during surgical procedures. These punches are typically handheld, manual instruments with two blades including concentric matching sharp rings at the distal end that work together as a jaw, operated by manipulating pivoted ring handles configured at an angle (e.g., 90 degrees) to the blades. The jaws are frequently calibrated (e.g., in millimeters); vascular punches may be used for removal of vein or artery segments, frequently during anastomosis procedures.
Entry Terms : "Vessel Punches" , "Vascular Surgery Punches" , "Aorta/Vein Punches"
UMDC code : 22722