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

(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

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]
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Therefore, it was necessary to adjust the cervical canal when inserting the guiding catheter with the application of a tenaculum, dilation or excessive force resulting in bleeding from the cervical canal.
If removal is difficult, a tenaculum, ring forceps, pessary remover or crochet hook, or dental tape tied through several holes can be used to facilitate bringing the Cube to the introitus.
Local anesthesia may be given using a paracervical block with 2 mL of 1% lidocaine at the tenaculum site followed by 18 mL divided between the 4 and 8 o'clock positions.
Vaginoscopy avoids the use of a vaginal speculum or cervical tenaculum, and is so tolerable to many patients that I use minimal premedication and only rarely use any local anesthetic and/or sedation, even for biopsies and polypectomies.
Cervix was grasped with a single-toothed tenaculum, and cervical dilatation was performed up to Hegar dilatator number 9.
Tenaculum use and use of uterine sound for cavity depth were recommended steps eliminated by 30% and 20% of respondents, respectively.
The cervix was grasped with single-toothed tenaculum after anesthetizing the grasping site with 1ml of 2% lidocaine to straighten the uterine axis.
The anterior lip of cervix was held with a tenaculum or volsellum.
Haemodynamic changes and visual analogue scale scores were recorded during the preoperative period when the cervix was grasped with a tenaculum immediately after intrauterine instillation during uterine curettage and at postoperative 10 min.
IV 12 subsegmented, eyes 2+2, 10 dorsal cephalic spines, tenaculum with 1 apical seta, dental formula 4,3,2,2,1,(1),1 P.