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Lister sinus forceps are specialized surgical instruments used in ear, nose, and throat (ENT) procedures, as well as by maxillofacial and plastic surgeons.


Key features of Lister sinus forceps:

  • Straight jaws with a slim profile: This design allows for easy access to narrow spaces like the sinuses or nasal cavity.
  • Transverse serrations: These serrations on the inner grasping surfaces provide a firm grip for grasping tissues, foreign objects, or packing materials.
  • Blunt working ends: The bluntness helps prevent accidental injury to delicate tissues during manipulation.
  • Large finger rings: These rings facilitate comfortable handling and minimize the risk of slippage.
  • Sizes: Lister sinus forceps typically come in various lengths, ranging from around 13 cm to 20 cm, to suit different surgical needs.


Applications of Lister sinus forceps:

  • Packing sinuses: They are used to insert gauze or other packing materials into the sinuses to absorb fluids or promote healing.
  • Removing foreign bodies: Their grasping ability helps remove foreign objects lodged in the sinuses or nasal cavity.
  • Inserting drains: