What equipment is needed to perform lumpectomy?

Updated: Dec 24, 2019
  • Author: Kanchan Kaur, MBBS, MS (GenSurg), MRCSEd; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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A basic surgical set is required for performing a lumpectomy.

Important instruments include the following:

  • Littlewood forceps, Lahey forceps, or skin hooks for lifting the flaps

  • Langenbeck retractors (medium and small size)

  • Small artery forceps

  • Nontoothed and toothed forceps

  • Metzenbaum scissors

  • Unipolar diathermy

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