Needle Holders, Endoscopic
Definition : Needle holders designed to be used for suturing through an endoscope, cannula, sleeve, or other appropriate device during minimally invasive surgical procedures. These devices typically consist of a straight or curved, handheld, manual holder; slim jaws resembling a grasper with a distal end shape (e.g., convex, concave) appropriate for manipulating needles used in endoscopic sutures; and a long handle (usually longer than 30 cm [12 inches]) outside the endoscope for manipulation. Dedicated endoscopic needle holders are available in a range of sizes and shapes for use in a variety of procedures through specific types of endoscopes.
Entry Terms : "Endoscopic Needle Holders"
UMDC code : 23540