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The purpose of the instrument is to place sutures, with ease, in various points of the tonsillar fossae to control hemorrhage after enucleation or in case of secondary hemorrhage.
The principle is not a new one, but the shape and construction of the instrument make it applicable to its purpose. A notched needle pierced through the tissues meets a loop of catgut conveniently placed, and when the needle is withdrawn it pulls a loop of catgut with it. The latter is then tied.
The instrument is shaped and curved like a large Kelly hemostat, the hemostatic portion being substituted by the sewing end of the instrument.
Instrument for placing sutures in tonsillar fossae and in other deep cavities.
The catch is done away with. The sewing portion is shaped like the ordinary towel clip, one end being the needle and the other end a hollow tube into which the
SHUSTER BH. AN INSTRUMENT FOR PLACING SUTURES IN TONSILLAR FOSSAE AND IN OTHER DEEP CAVITIES. Arch Otolaryngol. 1927;6(5):446–447. doi:10.1001/archotol.1927.00610010470006
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