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December 1973

A Simple Surgical Ligator

Author Affiliations

Buffalo, NY
From the Department of Gynecology-Obstetrics, State University of New York at Buffalo and the Buffalo General Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1973;107(6):914. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350240078023

A simple ligator has been found useful where digital tying is difficult. It consists of an autoclavable rod grooved at both ends. It has been applied for many types of tie utilizing various types of suture. Its application in abdominal surgery has been of value.

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