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February 1951

Modified Laryngeal Cup Forceps

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1951;53(2):199. doi:10.1001/archotol.1951.03750020073012

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This laryngeal cup forceps is designed for use in the removal of those small cord tumors in which it is necessary to keep the opposite cord out of the surgical field. It consists of a ¼ inch (0.64 cm.) extension beyond the cup of a standard laryngeal cup forceps. This extension is introduced between the cords and serves as a retractor until the tumor comes within the range of the instrument. When used in the lateral plane, it holds the opposite cord out of the way. In the anteroposterior plane it is wide enough to hold both cords apart. The instrument can be used satisfactorily through any style of laryngoscope. This forceps also makes possible a more accurate removal of the opposite cord tumor by elimination of a free-swinging tip. With the tip fixed in position against the normal cord, exact application can be made, thereby permitting complete removal of

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