pedicle clamp

pedicle clamp

[ped′ikəl]
Etymology: L, pediculus, little foot; ME, clam, fastener
a locking surgical forceps used for compressing blood vessels or pedicles of tumors during surgery. Also called clamp forceps.
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The following technique has been used at the Mayo Clinic for many years and allows for location of the ureter so a cardinal pedicle clamp can be placed without injury.
Enter the anterior cul-de-sac so that you can insert a finger and palpate the ureter before you place the cardinal pedicle clamp on each side.
protection of the ureters (It is important to palpate these structures before placing cardinal pedicle clamps, to protect ureteral integrity.