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Scissors, Surgical, Nasal, Turbinate

Definition : Surgical scissors designed to cut hard bony internal nasal structures, usually the turbinate (i.e., nasal conchae). These scissors are typically sturdy handheld, manual instruments with two long metallic (e.g., stainless steel) doubled-action blades with straight blunt tips that slide past each other (i.e., shearing action). The blades are usually attached to curved handles with inserted flat springs to provide a safer grip and a more uniform and/or sensitive manipulation, avoiding uneven tension. Turbinate nasal scissors are used to perform plastic and/or reconstructive procedures of the nose (i.e. rhinoplasty).

Entry Terms : "Nasal Turbinate Surgery Scissors" , "Turbinate Surgery Scissors" , "Seiler Turbinate Scissors" , "Jackson Turbinate Scissors"

UMDC code : 22973

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