Retractors, Surgical, Abdominal Wall, Self-Retained, Laparoscopy, Disposable

Definition : Laparoscopic surgery self-retained retractors designed for temporary lifting and holding back the abdominal wall, exposing and facilitating laparoscopic procedures on tissues or organs in the peritoneal cavity. They are intended for single-use (i.e., disposable). These retractors typically consist of manual, self-retained instruments including two "J-" or "V-" shaped paddles (vanes) radiating from a shaft at the working end, resembling an open fan (also known as fan retractors). The paddles are usually introduced into the peritoneal space through a small incision at the umbilicus. They are then spread to the open position and then attached using a connector to a specially designed external coupling arm, retracting the abdominal wall as the arm is lifted. Disposable laparoscopic retractors may be used both in standard pneumoperitoneum laparoscopy and in gasless procedures.

Entry Terms : "Self-Retained Retractors"

UMDC code : 23474

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