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Aspirator/Irrigators, Surgical

Definition : Aspirators/irrigators designed for automated or semiautomated irrigation, washing, and evacuation of debris from the surgical site. These devices typically consist of an electromechanical main unit that usually includes a pump for irrigation/infusion of liquids (e.g., saline), an extractor (frequently using vacuum), and controls for the rate of irrigation/infusion and withdrawal of the liquid; surgical aspiration/irrigation units are usually coupled to handpieces that may include the irrigation/suction controls. A set of dedicated detachable tips and other accessories for particular surgical applications are also available. Surgical lavage units are intended for use in surgical rooms and in doctors' offices during minor surgical procedures. Dedicated surgical irrigators/aspirators intended for endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures are also available.

Entry Terms : "Surgical Aspirator/Irrigators" , "Lavage Units, Surgical" , "Surgical Irrigators" , "Surgical Units"

UMDC code : 26685

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