tenaculum


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tenaculum

 [tĕ-nak´u-lum]
a sharp hooklike surgical instrument with two or more prongs, used for grasping and holding tissues or a part.
Tenaculum. From Dorland's, 2000.

te·nac·u·lum

, pl.

te·nac·u·la

(tĕ-nak'yū-lŭm, -lă),
A surgical clamp designed to hold or grasp tissue during dissection, commonly used to grasp the cervix.
[L. a holder, fr. teneo, to hold]

tenaculum

/te·nac·u·lum/ (tĕ-nak´u-lum) a hooklike surgical instrument for grasping and holding parts.

tenaculum

(tə-năk′yə-ləm)
n. pl. tenacu·la (-lə)
A long-handled, slender, hooked instrument for lifting and holding parts, such as blood vessels, during surgery.

tenaculum

[tənak′yələm] pl. tenacula
Etymology: L, holder
a clip or clamp with long handles used to grasp, immobilize, and hold an organ or a piece of tissue. Kinds of tenacula include the abdominal tenaculum, which has long arms and small hooks; the forceps tenaculum, which has long hooks and is used in gynecological surgery; and the uterine or cervical tenaculum, which has short hooks or open, eye-shaped clamps used to hold the cervix.

tenaculum

Anatomy
A fibrotendinous component of a flexor or extensor retinaculum.
 
Surgery
A thin, hooked clamp used to retract tissues away from an operative field, or to grasp tissue to hold it in place.

tenaculum

Surgical anatomy A fibrotendinous component of a flexor or extensor retinaculum Surgery A thin hooked clamp used to retract tissues away from an operative field

te·nac·u·lum

, pl. tenacula (tĕ-nak'yū-lŭm, -lă)
A surgical clamp designed to hold or grasp tissue during dissection.
[L. a holder, fr. teneo, to hold]

tenaculum

a hooklike surgical instrument for grasping and holding parts.
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In contrast to some articles that have compared the pain scores before and during the biopsy process, in our opinion the preparation phase of the biopsy, consisting of inserting the vaginal speculum and holding the cervix by the tenaculum, may cause inaccuracies in pain assessment.
5 mm in 40 patients who underwent placement using the tenaculum.
An ET was considered as uncomplicated when the passage of the catheter through the cervical canal was performed without application of a tenaculum and/or cervix dilation and/or usage of excessive force resulting in blood presence inside the outer sheath of the catheter.
The catheter was gently introduced, in difficult cases with the help of a tenaculum, into the uterine cavity and the pellet was injected.
The ligament is exteriorized by passing a curved scalpel or a tenaculum knife under the ligament from backward (Fig.
When the knob cannot be easily grasped, a carefully placed tenaculum or ring forceps may be helpful to assist removal.
Sexual maturity in males was determined by its secondary sexual characteristics (Didier, 2004) such as, the emergence of the frontal tenaculum, hardened pelvic claspers and denticles present on frontal tenaculum, prepelvic tenacula and pelvic claspers.
Damage from a grasping volsellum or tenaculum to the anterior lip or forcible expansion with Hegar dilators to the cervical canal can be reduced by pre-operative preparation.
This technique should likewise be employed with handling of the tonsil tenaculum, because arcing from the electrocautery tip to the tenaculum can occur and contribute to an unintentional oral burn.
Despues coloca el especulum en la vagina para abrir el canal y utiliza un tenaculum que ayuda a mantener abierto el cuello del utero".
A local anesthestic or paracervical block may be administered before placing the tenaculum on the cervix.