Rotation Forceps

Sources: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery

It is sometimes desired to make traction on an

irregularly shaped foreign body, and yet to allow the object to turn

into the line of least resistance while traction is being made. This

can be accomplished by the use of the rotation forceps (Fig. 20),

which have for blades two pointed hooks that meet at their points and

do not overlap. Rotation forceps made on the model of the laryngeal

grasping forceps, but having opposing points at the end of the blades,

are sometimes very useful for the removal of irregular foreign bodies

in the larynx, or when used through the esophageal speculum they are

of great service in the extraction of such objects as bones,

pin-buttons, and tooth-plates, from the upper esophagus. These forceps

are termed laryngeal rotation forceps (Fig. 31). All the various forms

of forceps are made in a very delicate size often called the

mosquito or extra light forceps, 40 cm. in length, for use in the

4 mm. and the 5 mm. bronchoscopes. For the 5 mm. bronchoscopes heavier

forceps of the 40 cm. length are made. For the larger tubes the

forceps are made in 45 cm., 50 cm., and 60 cm. lengths. A

square-cannula forceps to prevent turning of the jaws was at one time

used by the author but it has since been found that round cannula

pattern serves all purposes.

[FIG. 20.--The author's rotation forceps. Useful to allow turning of an

irregular foreign body to a safer relation for withdrawal and for the

esophagoscopic removal of safety pins by the method of pushing them

into the stomach, turning and withdrawal, spring up.]