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Comparison of sterilization of reusable endoscopic biopsy forceps by autoclaving and ethylene oxide gas.

Authors
  • Yoon, Jai Hoon
  • Yoon, Byung Chul
  • Lee, Hang Lak
  • Lee, Jun Kyu
  • Kim, Yong-Tae
  • Lee, Dong Ho
  • Choi, Il Ju
  • Lee, Don Haeng
  • Kim, Dong Hee
Type
Published Article
Journal
Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2012
Volume
57
Issue
2
Pages
405–412
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s10620-011-1884-7
PMID: 21904859
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Sterilization with EO gas may be inadequate because the complicated structure of the forceps may interfere with sterilization. Therefore, for optimum safety, reusable biopsy forceps should be sterilized by autoclaving.

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