Tarnier Basiotribe

Xelpov’s Tarnier Basiotribe is a specialized obstetric device, which permits to atraumatically crush the fetal skull during obstructed labor. This instrument can also assist surgeons during antepartum hemorrhage and uterine atony.

  • Central Plunger to Collapse and Extract the Fetal Skull.
  • Fenestrated Tongs Ensuring Minimal Local Injury.
  • Sharp Edges Promoting Optimal Cuts.
  • Grip Style Handle Providing Maximum Control.
SKU: OB-600-46

The Tarnier Basiotribe is a unique surgical device developed by Etienne Stephane Tarnier in 1883. Its principal purpose is to perforate, collapse, and facilitate the extraction of the fetal head after fetal demise, similar to cranioclasts.

For these purposes, the instrument features two concave, oval tongs which meet at an angle. Also, these tongs include fenestrations and their curves easily follow the contour of the fetal head. Additionally, the device has a central plunger between the tongs supplied with a sharp blade to crush the skull.

Moreover, the Tarnier Basiotribe features a compound joint equipped with a lock system. In addition, the handle includes a large screw with a wing nut, which surgeons use to adjust the position of the tongs. As a result, surgeons can rotate the wing nut to tighten the blades and elevate the plunger.

Manufactured in premium grade stainless steel to ensure the highest quality instruments in your operating rooms. You can check for more gynecologic and obstetrics devices in our online catalog.

















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Working End Details

Fenestrated Blades

Handle Type

Grip Handle

Ratchet / Lock

Screw Lock

Overall Length

46 cm – 18"




Stainless Steel

CE Marking




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