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Scissors, Surgical, Pituitary

Definition : Surgical scissors designed to cut pituitary tissue during procedures involving pituitary gland tissues. These scissors are typically handheld, manual instruments with two small metallic (e.g., stainless steel) blades with straight or curved sharp tips that slide past each other (i.e., shearing action). The blades are attached by a long shank (e.g., 360-degrees turntable) to handles with the proximal end conformed as a ring to facilitate holding and operation with the fingers (known as alligator action). Pituitary surgery scissors are used in neurosurgical procedures for total or partial removal of the pituitary gland (i.e., hypophysectomy). They are used during microsurgery.

Entry Terms : "Hypophysectomy Scissors" , "Pituitary Gland Surgery Scissors" , "Scissors, Neurosurgical" , "Jacobson Spring Handled Scissors" , "Jacobson Bayonet Scissors"

UMDC code : 22982

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