Scissors, Surgical, Urinary Tract, Endoscopic
Definition : Surgical scissors designed to cut tissue in the urinary tract through the working channel of a cystoscope or resectoscope. These scissors are typically handheld, manual instruments with two very thin metallic (e.g., stainless steel), blades with sharp tips and a long flexible shank; typically, a movable blade is slid toward a stationary blade (i.e., shearing action). The blades are attached through the shank to handles at the proximal end conformed as rings to facilitate holding and operating by squeezing with the fingers. Cystoscopic scissors are used to cut and excise tissues from the urinary tract (e.g., to widen the lumen, to excise polyps).
Entry Terms : "Biliary Tract Cystotomes" , "Urinary Tract Endoscopic Scissors" , "Scissors, Surgical, Urinary Tract" , "Scissors, Endoscopic"
UMDC code : 23003