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Hooks, Surgical, Rectal

Definition : Surgical hooks designed to temporarily secure rectal tissues by catching and/or pulling them during dissection, excision, and/or to perform other surgical procedures with minimal trauma. Surgical hooks typically consist of handheld manual stainless steel instruments with a shank bent near the distal end (usually at angles from 135 to 180 degrees) and finished in a blunt or sharp tip; the hooks typically include a handle at the proximal end. Rectal surgical hooks in narrow, short, and long styles are available. They can be supplied with a barb at the working end for better holding. Rectal surgical hooks are usually used during surgical procedures (e.g., removal of papillae and drainage of various types of perirectal abscesses).

Entry Terms : "Hooks, Rectal" , "Rectal Surgical Hooks"

UMDC code : 15673

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