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The fewer instruments one has to deal with in the tonsil operation, the more quickly and successfully can the tonsil be removed. The scissors illustrated here have a keen knife edge, extending completely around the outer margin, making them when closed a double-edged curved separator. This places at once in the hands of the operator in a single instrument a pair of scissors and a double-curved separator to be used in the usual way.
In the tonsil operation there is always more or less danger of the uvula being injured, and especially is this true where the snare is used, a piece or all of the uvula being looped up and snared off. To overcome this
BOETTCHER HR. A UVULA FORCEPS AND A COMBINED TONSIL SCISSORS AND SEPARATOR. JAMA. 1910;55(18):1551. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330180039013
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