Compression forceps for Yasargil clips

Made:
1965-1980 in Tuttlingen
maker:
Jetter and Scheerer

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A616252 Compression forceps, for Yasargil clips, metal, by Jetter and Scheerer of Tuttlingen, German, 1930-1970.
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Compression forceps, for Yasargil clips, metal, by Jetter and Scheerer of Tuttlingen, German, 1930-1970

The Yasargil clips are applied using these compression forceps, made by Jetter and Scheerer. Yasargil clips are used during neurosurgery to help treat aneurysms. This is where a blood vessel wall is weakened and begins to swell, a condition that can occur anywhere in the body. Blood vessels can also burst, causing internal bleeding. This is especially dangerous if the burst occurs in the brain. These clips were invented by M Gazi Yasargil (b. 1925), one of the pioneer in applying microsurgery techniques to neurosurgery. They are still made today and are available from most surgical instrument suppliers. The forceps are shown here with two Yasargil clips (A616253).

Details

Category:
Surgery
Object Number:
A616252
type:
forceps
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • surgical equipment
  • surgical instrument

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