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This forceps has longitudinal serrations which c the the tissue of the appendix to a paper-like thinness,removing all fecal matter from the portion crushed. A sliding knife-blade, buried in the point of one blade of the forceps, rises along the center as the ring between the forceps handle is pulled on, causing it to cut clean, leaving the appendix stump sealed ready for invagination. The part of the appendix which is removed is also sealed at the cut surface, preventing leakage of any fedal mattere on the wound surface or sponges. The forceps first crushes and then cuts. It has also been used in removal of ovary and tube, as it leaves a clean incision, which is usually whipped over with a line of sutures.removal of ovary and tube, as it leaves a clean incision, ddddusually whipped over with a line of sutures.
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GLIDDEN SC. A NEW APPENDICEAL CURSHING AND CUTTING FORCEPS. JAMA. 1911;LVII(27):2124. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260120314007
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