Rocco Nodule Clamp

Developed in cooperation with Gaetano Rocco, MD, FRCSEd, FEBTS, FCCP


SCANLAN® Rocco Nodule Clamp

10 mm shaft, ring handles, curved left ring jaws with 4.5 cm ID and 5.2 cm OD, with ratchet, working length: 9-1/2″ (24.0 cm), total length: 13-1/4″ (33.5 cm)

VATS and Open Thoracotomy Procedures

  • Developed to assist the surgeon in the excision of small peripheral (outer third of the lung) nodules
  • May be used during a VATS wedge resection or an open thoracotomy wedge resection.
  • Choice of 2-ring sizes:
    3.0 cm Inner Diameter and 3.7 cm Outer Diameter
    4.5 cm Inner Diameter and 5.2 cm Outer Diameter
  • May briefly and atraumatically grasp the lung parenchyma containing a nodule to be excised. When the clamp is removed, a temporary, circumferential line of demarcation may be visualized where the rings of the jaws had been clamped.
  • 9-ratchet closure design – this design ensures the jaws are parallel and the rings 1 cm apart when the handle is closed to the 5th ratchet. Actuating ratchets 6-9 further closes the jaws.
  • 1 cm spacing offset between proximal end of the jaws
    (non-ring) when the jaws are closed to the 5th ratchet minimizes trauma to the lung tissue in the proximal end of the jaws. This allows use of the clamp on more central (thicker) tissue.
Please Note…

Each Scanlan instrument is individually handcrafted to provide the surgeon with the highest quality, longest-lasting, precision instrument possible. Reflecting this unique process, all stated dimensions are approximate.




VATS/MIS Category


VATS/MIS Instrument Type



Ring Handle

VATS/MIS Ratchet


VATS/MIS Jaw Direction

Curved Left

VATS/MIS Shaft Width

10 mm

VATS/MIS Working Length

24.0 cm (9-1/2")

VATS/MIS Total Length

33.5 cm (13-1/4")

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