Magill forceps

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 [for´seps] (L.)
a two-bladed instrument with a handle, used for compressing or grasping tissues in surgical operations, handling sterile dressings, and other purposes.
alligator forceps a grasping forceps with a scissorlike handle and blades opening in a vertical plane similar to the jaws of an alligator.
bayonet forceps a forceps whose blades are offset from the axis of the handle.
capsule forceps a forceps for removing the lens capsule in cataract.
Chamberlen forceps the original form of obstetric forceps, invented in the sixteenth century.
clamp forceps a forceps-like clamp with an automatic lock, for compressing arteries or other structures.
dressing forceps forceps with scissor-like handles for grasping lint, drainage tubes, etc., in dressing wounds.
Magill forceps forceps used to introduce an endotracheal tube into the trachea during nasotracheal intubation.
obstetric forceps forceps for extracting the fetal head from the maternal passages.
Obstetric forceps and their application. From McKinney et al., 2000.
rongeur forceps a forceps designed for use in cutting bone.
thumb forceps a forceps with serrated blades and with or without teeth.
tissue forceps a forceps without teeth or with one or more small teeth at the end of each blade, designed for handling tissues with minimal trauma during surgery.

Ma·gill forceps

a bent blunt forceps used to facilitate nasotracheal intubation.

Ma·gill for·ceps

(mă-gil' fōr'seps)
A bent blunt instrument used to facilitate nasotracheal intubation.


Sir Ivan Whiteside, English anesthesiologist, 1888-1986.
Magill band
Magill catheter
Magill circuit
Magill endotracheal tube
Magill forceps
Magill laryngoscope
Magill Pain Questionnaire

Ma·gill for·ceps

(mă-gil' fōr'seps)
A bent blunt instrument used to facilitate nasotracheal intubation.
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The use of bougie as a guide for nasal intubation is done if check laryngoscopy is suggestive of difficult intubation and direct manipulation of the endotracheal tube with Magill forceps would be difficult.
Gum elastic bougies and Magill forceps are 2 of the important basic airway gadgets to ease tracheal intubation.
Following oral intubation of the trachea, a foam pad (Defries Industries, Victoria)--used in our institution and many others in New Zealand as a throat pack--was inserted under direct vision using Magill forceps to aid placement.
This was removed with Magill forceps and extubation and recovery proceeded uneventfully.