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Rumel tourniquet

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A tourniquet which is commonly used by heart and lung surgeons for so-called shunting of damaged blood vessels in traumatology.

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A tourniquet which is commonly used by heart and lung surgeons for so-called shunting of damaged blood vessels in traumatology. It is constructed of ligature doubled back through a tube, with the exposed loop used to temporarily occlude large vascular structures.

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