Rarely used term for use of a crushing forceps to stop hemorrhage.
[sarco- + G. tripsis, a rubbing]
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sarcotripsyAn obsolete term for an abandoned surgical method for controlling refractory intraoperative bleeding, which consisted of crushing tissues with forceps.
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