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Light Sources, Fiberoptic

Definition : Instruments that provide light for viewing surgical fields and body cavities when using rigid and flexible endoscopes (e.g., laparoscopes, gastroscopes) or other surgical accessories (e.g., retractors). They are intended to provide light for diagnostic observation and surgical procedures while minimizing tissue heating. Light sources eliminate the added size, weight, and cost that would be incurred if the source were incorporated in each instrument. Fiberoptic light sources are independent projectors to which flexible and rigid endoscopes can be attached using a flexible fiberoptic cable. Also called endoscopic light sources, projectors, illuminators.

Entry Terms : "Fiberoptic Light Sources"

UMDC code : 12345


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