balloon dissector

balloon dissector

Surgery An instrument used as an alternative to blunt dissection; the BD is inserted uninflated through an incision between tissue layers, then filled with air or saline, resulting in separation of the planes
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[22] The balloon dissector was used in 1999 for total extraperitoneal approach, which was described by Woodward et al.