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A retractor for cholecystectomy.

By T. R. Lazim


A self-retaining retractor has been designed to enable one surgeon to perform cholecystectomy and exploration of the bile duct with a minimum of assistance. The instrument consists of a horseshoe shaped collapsible frame and four specially designed blades. It is ideally suited for a right subcostal or a transverse incision. Adjustment and removal for performing on-table cholangiography and reapplication are all straightforward

Topics: Research Article
Publisher: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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