Dilators, Surgical, Bronchus, Endoscopic
Definition : Surgical dilators designed for mechanically augmenting the caliber of the anatomic structures of the lower airway tree (i.e., bronchi) during endoscopic surgery. These surgical dilators typically consist of an instrument with an oblique distal end and a balloon to facilitate placement and to displace tissue near angled surfaces. Bronchus dilators in a variety of lengths and balloon diameters are available; some dilators have radiopaque markers located under the balloon to provide visual reference points under fluoroscopy. Bronchium dilators are usually used for endoscopic dilatation of strictures of the bronchi.
Entry Terms : "Bronchus Dilators" , "Bronchus Endoscopic Dilators" , "Dilators, Pulmonary" , "Pulmonary Dilators"
UMDC code : 11261