New coaxial curved and bayonet instruments have been designed which permit controlled dissection and directional change of the functional tip, blunt dissection and lift retraction. The instruments are introduced into the peritoneal and thoracic cavities through flexible re-usable metal cannulae. The excellent ergonomic properties of the new instruments have been confirmed by their use in major laparoscopic and thoracoscopic operations. Coaxial instruments enhance the scope of minimal access surgery and have distinct advantages over the traditional straight instruments.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Endoscopic Surgery and Allied Technologies|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
Cuschieri, A., Shimi, S. M., Banting, S., Van Velpen, G., & Dunkley, P. (1993). Coaxial curved instrumentation for minimal access surgery. Endoscopic Surgery and Allied Technologies, 1(5-6), 303-305. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8081901