The Development of a New Medical Instrument: Modified Tongue Depressor

Sahin C., Dogan B.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.30, no.7, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0000000000005596
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Pharynx, tongue depressor, ANKYLOGLOSSIA
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


In the oropharyngeal region examinations, the abeslang (tongue depressor) used to create a wider field of vision and press down the tongue to make the pharynx easier. In order to look under the tongue, the depressor is redesigned so that it can be examined under the tongue and transformed into a retractor by creating an angle in the body of the present invention. This technique is intended to be used in conjunction with new technology surgical procedures. Our invention consists of the stem (1), the body (2), the end (3) and the notch (4), and the angle (5) in the angled model. This model, which is more effective than the routine tongue depressors at the same time it will not make any difference regarding cost. It will also allow the use of new surgical techniques while at the same time ensuring the exclusion of language in operations.