Hooks, Surgical, Nerve/Ganglion, Sympathectomy
Definition : Nerve/ganglion surgical hooks designed to temporarily secure nerves/ganglions during sympathectomy surgical procedures by catching and/or pulling them during dissection, excision, and/or to perform other procedures with minimal trauma. These nerve/ganglion 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 tip; hooks typically include a handle at the proximal end. Nerve/ganglion sympathectomy hooks are usually double ended with a dissector at the opposite end of the hook. They are used in sympathectomy surgical procedures (e.g., endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy).
Entry Terms : "Hooks, Sympathectomy" , "Sympathectomy, Surgical Nerve/Ganglion Hooks"
UMDC code : 12037