Definition : Devices used to blow vapor or gas (e.g., CO2, NO2) into a body cavity to maintain a regulated pressure inside the cavity. Insufflators may be simple pneumatic devices or electronic devices that typically include a gas delivery unit, pressure regulators, flow sensors, a pressure transducer, a gauge or display, a pressure-relief mechanism, and alarms. Most insufflators are used during surgical procedures to produce and maintain a gas-filled cavity around the area being operated upon.
Entry Terms : "Tubal Insufflators"
UMDC code : 12144