filiform bougie


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bougie

 [boo´zhe]
a slender, flexible or rigid, hollow or solid, cylindrical instrument for introduction into the urethra or other tubular organ, usually for calibrating or dilating constricted areas.
Bougies: A, Otis bougie à boule; B, olive-tipped bougie; C, filiform bougie. From Dorland's, 2000.
filiform bougie a bougie of very slender caliber, generally used for exploration of small areas, such as sinus tracts, where false tracts could be easily created. The entering end is of smaller diameter, and the following end is threaded to allow for attachment of a following bougie.
following bougie a flexible, tapered bougie attachable to a filiform bougie and allowing progressive dilatation without creation of false tracts.
Hurst b's a series of mercury-filled tubes of progressive diameter used for dilatation of the cardioesophageal region.
Maloney b's a series of mercury-filled tubes of progressive diameter, having cone-shaped tips.
soluble bougie a bougie composed of a substance that becomes fluid in situ.

fi·li·form bou·gie

a very slender bougie usually used for gentle exploration of strictures or sinus tracts of small diameter where false passages can be encountered or created; the entering end can consist of either a straight or spiral tip, and the trailing end usually consists of a threaded cylinder into which the screw tip of a following bougie can be inserted.

filiform bougie

[fil′ifôrm]
Etymology: L, filum, thread, forma, form; Fr, bougie, candle
an extremely thin device for passage through a narrow pathway, such as a sinus tract. See also bougie.

fi·li·form bou·gie

(fil'i-fōrm bū-zhē')
A very slender bougie most often used for gentle exploration of strictures or sinus tracts of small diameter where false passages can be encountered or created; the trailing end usually consists of a threaded cylinder into which the screw tip of a following bougie can be inserted.

bougie

a slender, flexible, hollow or solid, cylindrical instrument for introduction into the urethra or other tubular organ, usually for calibrating or dilating constricted areas.

filiform bougie
a bougie of very slender caliber.
soluble bougie
a bougie composed of a substance that becomes fluid in situ.