Definition : Spatulas designed to remove small samples of tissue from the body for cytology. These instruments typically consist of a handheld metallic (e.g., stainless steel) or plastic instrument with a straight or curved blunt distal working tip, and a handle. Dedicated cytology spatulas are used in the vagina and uterine cervix, and on other body surfaces (e.g., tongue, skin).
Entry Terms : "Cytology Spatulas" , "Spatulas, Biopsy" , "Biopsy Spatulas"
UMDC code : 27937