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What device is used to remove plaque during an endarterectomy?
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Dr. Robert Vorhies
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Penfield Elevator
Open endarterectomy is done through a surgical incision with an instrument that looks like a spatula with a small rounded end.
The plaque is held with a forceps while the elevator pushes the remaining artery away. Sharp scissors are sometimes needed.

In brief: Penfield Elevator
Open endarterectomy is done through a surgical incision with an instrument that looks like a spatula with a small rounded end.
The plaque is held with a forceps while the elevator pushes the remaining artery away. Sharp scissors are sometimes needed.
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