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Curettes, Surgical, Nasal, Adenoid

Definition : Surgical curettes designed to remove tissue by excising the adenoid glands (i.e., adenoidectomy). These curettes are typically slender, metal, handheld, manual instruments with a wide handle and a distal concave inner blade that fits over the convexity of the posterior pharyngeal wall to facilitate the removal of lymphoid tissue, avoiding injury to the surrounding muscles. Adenoid curettes are the instruments most commonly used to excise the adenoids; adenoids are less frequently excised using more elaborate instruments known as adenotomes.

Entry Terms : "Adenoid Surgery Curettes" , "Adenoid Curettes"

UMDC code : 21353

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