It is sometimes utilised as a suture cutter but also for
arteriotomies (surgical incision of an artery), parotid surgeries (facial
salivary glands), mucosal cuts on a septoplasty (repair of nasal septum) and
during cleft palate procedures, ureterolithotomies
(calculus removal by incision of the ureter) and pyelolithotomies
(surgical incision of the renal pelvis of a kidney for the removal of a kidney
stone - also known as a pelviolithotomy ). The No.12 fits Handles 3, 3L, 3 Graduated, 5B, 7,
9, B3 and B3L.