Snare Wire Loops, Surgical
Definition : Wire loops designed for use in surgical snares. These wire loops may consist of a single filament (i.e., monofilament), metal (usually stainless steel) wire loop or a combination of several wire filaments that are typically braided or twisted; the wires may be soft or stiff according to the intended use of the snare. Wire loops are available in a variety of calibers, lengths, and shapes (e.g., oval, circular, hexagonal, and crescent); dedicated wire loops intended for a particular type of snare (e.g., eye enucleation, tonsil resection, and gastrointestinal polypectomy) and model and/or manufacturer are also available. Dedicated snare wire loops may be used through insulated snare guides to act as active electrodes when externally attached to an external electrical supply.
Entry Terms : "Surgical Snare Wire Loops" , "Loops" , "Resectoscope Electrodes, Loop" , "Wire Loops, Snare"
UMDC code : 25129