This is the most commonly used dissecting forceps in laparoscopic surgery. Usually known as a Maryland, some surgeons call it a Crile. It has a fine tip for grabbing a small bit of peritoneum, but a relatively long length allowing it to spread very wide when used for blunt dissection. It is often used with its monopolar feature. Used by all specialties in all types of laparoscopic procedures. Its curve gives it visibility when the laparoscope is looking straight down the shaft of the instrument.