Fixed Loop Instruments, Ear Canal
Definition : Fixed loop instruments designed for extraction of secretions or small objects from the external ear canal. These instruments typically consist of a manual, handheld instrument with a small, fixed, rigid, wire loop at its distal tip attached to a handle for easy manipulation (e.g., Billeau ear loop); both reusable (i.e., metallic) and single-use (i.e., plastic) devices are available. Ear canal fixed loop instruments mainly are used for extraction of hard but thin ear cerumen (i.e., earwax) or foreign objects from the ear canal; some devices are intended for attachment to light sources.
Entry Terms : "Hooks, Cerumen" , "Cerumen Hooks" , "Ear Wax Extraction Loop Instruments" , "Cerumen Extraction Loop Instruments"
UMDC code : 25148