Vascular prostheses and other textile medical devices
Abdominal expander - ABDOEXPAND
The abdominal expander - Abdoexpand consists of a polyurethane foam cylinder covered with a tubular knit made of polyester fibres. The expander shows both dimensional stability and shape stability, its surface is soft and resistant. An important characteristic of the expander is its high absorptive capacity, it is able to absorb exudate, blood and other fluids that may be present in the abdominal cavity during surgery.
- suitable for all types of laparotomy
- provides a better view of the operation field, thus making the surgeon’s work easier
- highly absorptive
- dimensional and shape stability
- soft, resistant, gentle and safe
- unit packaging
- each unit packaging contains instructions for use
- sterilized by irradiation
- five-year expiration period
The expander is used in open surgeries in the abdominal cavity. After correct insertion into the abdominal cavity, the body of the expander gently pushes intestinal loops away, thus ensuring a sufficient view of and space in the operation wound without intestinal loops falling back into the wound and obstructing the surgeon’s view of the operation field. The insertion of the expander into the abdominal cavity is gentle, without injuries to the parenchyma of the organs or the intestine wall.
The expander is suitable for all types for laparotomy, especially for resections in lesser pelvis, resections of sigma, both right and left hemicolectomies, long laparotomies to gain access to the abdominal aorta or transections in pancreas surgeries.
Indication of the expander for abdomen surgeries in lesser pelvis - in particular removal of big uteri requiring access for bottom medium aparotomy, surgeries of tumours of gynaecological etiology (either benign or specially malign), and especially in extended adical surgeries and adnexity surgeries.
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