Scissors, Surgical, Vascular, Artery, Coronary
Definition : Vascular surgery scissors designed for fine and sharp incisions of the coronary arteries. These scissors are typically handheld manual instruments with two metallic (e.g., stainless steel) either straight, curved, or bayonet-shaped blades with sharp tips that slide past each other (i.e., shearing action); an angled bayonet handle offers improved visualization of cutting tips. The blades are typically attached to serrated flat or curved handles to provide a safer grip; the handles also have inserted flat springs to avoid uneven tension and to provide a more uniform and/or sensitive manipulation. Coronary artery surgery scissors are used in cardiovascular procedures involving the coronary arteries, including coronary anastomosis.
Entry Terms : "Coronary Artery Scissors"
UMDC code : 23013