mosquito forceps

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mos·qui·to clamp

a small hemostat, straight or curved, with or without teeth; used to hold delicate tissue or for hemostasis.
Synonym(s): mosquito forceps
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mosquito forceps


mosquito clamp

A small, straight or curved hemostatic forceps used to hold delicate tissue or compress a bleeding vessel.
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A small, straight or curved forceps used in general surgery that has a locking grip with 3–5 teeth to allow rachet clamping at various pressures. Mosquitos are used to retract in small fields, hold delicate tissue, and compress bleeding vessels, among other things
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