Oral biopsies are common diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in oral and maxillofacial surgical (OMFS) outpatient departments. The chalazion clamp is similar to a pair of forceps. One extension has a flat, solid, oval plate, the other, a ring-like structure that is used to clamp and retract soft tissues. We highlight the benefits of using this simple, widely-available tool during oral biopsies. We find that the clamp increases effectiveness and efficiency for the clinician and assistant. We recommend its use in daily OMFS practice.
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Published online: November 09, 2019
Accepted: October 15, 2019
Received: May 17, 2019
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