DUAL LUMEN TROCAR FOR INTRA-OPERATIVE USE OF ANCILLARY DEVICES
Publication Date: 2014-Oct-16
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During laparoscopic surgery, the need often arises for the insertion of additional ancillary devices to accomplish a surgical task or to intervene on an intra-operative issue. It is preferred not to access the body cavity for the insertion of these devices with another trocar puncture to minimize patient pain and maximize patient cosmetic results. Potential types of ancillary devices required during a laparoscopic surgical procedure may be: 1) For electrosurgery, a smoke evacuation and/or smoke precipitation device 2) For surgical transections, a glue or fibrin application device.