Uncinectomy Using The Sickle Knife 1
||An uncinectomy may be performed using a Sickle knife.
This series of slides illustrates the proper technique for excising the uncinate process using a standard Karl Storz sickle knife.
The sharp point of a Sickle knife is inserted through the base of the uncinate process at its most superior attachment.
It is important not to insert the knife to0 deeply in order to avoid penetration of the underlying lamina papyracea.