Miniclips and microclips for surgical hemostasis

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✓ The authors have designed a miniclip and a microclip for occlusion of small perforating vessels deep in the operative wound. These clips are intended for permanent occlusion but may be used for temporary hemostasis.

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Address for Mr. Kees: Kees Surgical Specialty Co., 104 North Street, Wilder, Kentucky 41071.

Address reprint requests to: Thoralf M. Sundt, Jr., M.D., Department of Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905.

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    Illustration of the miniclip and clip holder. The clips are provided on a magnified loading rack.

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    The offset clip holder features a unique design to facilitate placement of the clip without obscuring the surgical field.

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    Operative drawing showing application of a clip to a small thin-walled perforating vessel feeding the undersurface of an arteriovenous malformation.

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