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Catheters, Peritoneal, Optical

Definition : Peritoneal catheters designed to visualize the peritoneal cavity, especially the pelvic peritoneal cavity. These catheters typically consist of a 5.5 Fr small rigid tube including a bundle of optic fibers; they are attached at their proximal end to a light source and an eyepiece, which can be connected to a video camera and monitoring system. Optical peritoneal catheters can be used for outpatient laparoscopic diagnosis in office settings; they are mostly used in women for gynecologic diagnosis procedures.

Entry Terms : "Photocatheters" , "Flexible Peritoneal Endoscopes" , "Microendoscopes" , "Microlaparoscopes" , "Catheters, Photo"

UMDC code : 18699

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