What is its function? Sarot bronchus clamp is used to clamp the bronchus during advanced thoracic surgeries. The instrument is non traumatic and is fixed throughout the surgical procedure due to its specially designed jaws.
Originally the instrument was designed for clamping of the bronchus, but today it is used for multiple purposes.
Surgical Procedure: It is a useful instrument for thoracic surgeons in particular. Most commonly it is used in pneumonectomy (the surgical procedure in which the lung is removed). Clamping the bronchus results in collapsing of the lung, thus enabling the surgeon to manipulate and remove the lung tissue. The bronchus is compressed just close to the tracheal bifurcation (bifurcation: division of the main body). Apart from pneumonectomy it is also used in wedge resection of the lung. It is also used to occlude pulmonary vein distally during lobectomy (excision of the lobe of the lung). Sarot clamp is also used during vaginal sling formation in women having stress incontinence. The sling basically support the urethra during pressure exertion (activities like laughing, sneezing). The clamp is useful in perforating the fascia and tunneling down the peritoneum to reach the vagina while making a sling. Furthermore, it is used during splenectomy (excision of spleen) secondary to trauma.
Available Sizes and Age Group: Sarot Bronchus Clamp is used in adults, both male and female. It is available in just one size having 9(229mm) inches long body with jaw length of 1 ½ inches (38 mm).