Forceps, Biopsy, Flexible Endoscopic

Definition : Forceps used to seize, cut, and collect biopsy specimens from tumors or other diseased tissue when attached to a specially-designed flexible endoscopes during endoscopic surgical and diagnostic procedures. They consist of two joined handles each attached to a sampling jaw (with either smooth, serrated, or toothed-jaw cutting edges) and a stabilizing needle or spike between the sampling jaws to seize and stabilize the specimen. They can be reusable or single-use. There is also hot biopsy in which the sampling jaws are electrically warmed before collecting the specimen sample; that type of forceps has a diathermic handle.

UMDC code : 16268

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