Gravlee jet washer
Gravlee Jet Washer[grav´le]
a diagnostic instrument consisting of a cannula, an adjustable rubber flange, a saline reservoir, and a 30 ml syringe, and employed to obtain endometrial cells for cytologic and histologic examination. The procedure of endometrial washing, for which the Gravlee Jet Washer is used, provides a relatively quick and easy means of screening for endometrial carcinoma in its early stages.
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Gravlee jet washer(grav′lē)
[Leland Clark Gravlee, Jr., U.S. obstetrician and gynecologist, 1928–1984]
A device formerly used to irrigate the endometrial cavity with sterile isotonic saline and then remove the solution and dislodged cells. The cells are then stained and examined for evidence of malignancy.
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