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Device leeches, medicinal
Definition The device is a medicinal leech (hirudo medicinalis) belonging to the annelida worm classification. The animal is a bloodsucking aquatic animal living in fresh water. The device should be indicated as: "an adjunct to the graft tissue healing when problems of venous congestion may delay healing, or to overcome the problem of venous congestion by creating prolonged localized bleeding."
Review Panel General & Plastic Surgery
Product CodeNRN
Premarket Review Office of Surgical and Infection Control Devices (OHT4)
Infection Control and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Devices (DHT4B)
Unclassified Reason Pre-Amendment
Submission Type 510(k)
Device Class Unclassified
Total Product Life Cycle (TPLC) TPLC Product Code Report
GMP Exempt? No
Summary Malfunction
Implanted Device? No
Life-Sustain/Support Device? No
Third Party Review Not Third Party Eligible