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August 1956

TRIAL PRODUCTION OF A NEW SPATULA-LIKE RASPATORIUM FOR LIGATING LARGER BLOOD VESSELS

Author Affiliations

Fukuoka, Japan
From the Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic, Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1956;64(2):159-160. doi:10.1001/archotol.1956.03830140075012
Abstract

There are many cases in otorhinolaryngological practice in which the ligature of larger blood vessels of the neck becomes necessary. For this purpose Déschamps' needle has been exclusively used, but the original type is too large for the surgery of the neck, and a smaller one has been devised in Japan. In order not to injure the blood vessels (e.g., external carotoid artery or internal jugular vein) to be ligated, they must at first be separated carefully from the surrounding tissues, and then the Déschamps needle is applied.

I have devised a new instrument for ligating larger blood vessels more safely and simply. It is a thin spatula-like curved raspatorium with a notch (Figs. 1, 2). As its apex is blunt, the operation of separating the blood vessel is carried out in utmost safety. After separation of the blood vessel with this raspatorium, the ligature thread is easily put into the touch

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