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Original Article

Modification to the Maryland Forceps

Gursev Sandlas, Vivek Viswanathan, Aniket Agrawal

Keywords : Dissection, Laparoscopy, Laparoscopic surgery, Maryland dissector, Technical modification

Citation Information : Sandlas G, Viswanathan V, Agrawal A. Modification to the Maryland Forceps. World J Lap Surg 2024; 17 (2):75-77.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10033-1610

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-04-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


All laparoscopic surgeons, adult or pediatric, would be familiar with the ubiquitous Maryland forceps, a dissector used as an indispensable tool in various day-to-day laparoscopic procedures. However, it is limited in its use because it has a smooth surface on the outer surface of the jaws, which causes it to slip during dissection. Thus, it not only takes longer but also makes it more difficult to dissect tissues during the procedure. To tackle this problem, we came up with a modification of our own which would make it easier to use this instrument by reducing the slippage that occurs during the procedure.

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