Application of the available blood vessel clamps across the neck of aortic aneurysms has proved difficult in certain instances for two reasons. First, the blades of most clamps are not long enough to extend across the entire neck of a somewhat fusiform aortic aneurysm. Second, the long handles of these clamps make them cumbersome and difficult to apply when exposure is limited. This is particularly true when two clamps are required, one on either end of the aneurysm with their points together, and when there is an additional tendency to permit leakage between the points. A new clamp for application across the neck of aortic aneurysms has been designed with long sturdy jaws and without any handles. The jaws are 160 mm. in length and have deep longitudinal serrations and a slight inward bowing in the middle to prevent lateral slippage. Both ends are held together by bolts with winged
Poppe JK. NEW VASCULAR CLAMP WITHOUT HANDLES FOR LATERAL RESECTION OF AORTIC ANEURYSMS. JAMA. 1956;161(10):968. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.62970100006009c
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