Relevant Terms-Endoscopic Surgery16 cards

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Adhesions-

scar tissue, can cause bowel obstructions, organs stick together

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Coupling-

electrosurgical contact between two or more instruments, we don’t want that because that creates sparks

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Endoscope-

rigid (does not move) vs. flexible (ex: bronchiscope)

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Insufflator-

delivers CO2 to create pheumoperitoneum

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Monitor-

screen used to display image

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Morcelization-

tissue is fragmented for easy delivery via endoscopic cannula (like a laproscopic splenectomy)

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Objective-

the distal end of the endoscope

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Ocular-

the proximal end of endoscope (the part we’re looking through)

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Open procedure-

traditional procedure

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Pneuoperitoneum-

peritoneal cavity is inflated with CO2 to reduce risk of trauma

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Resect-

to cut through and repair

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Sequential Compression devices-

pneumatic devices that deliver pressure

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Trocar and Cannula-

sharp or blunt

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Uterine manipulator-

instrument inserted into cervix used to manipulate the uterus

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Verees needle-

needle inserted through the abdominal wall, used to deliver CO2 to create pneuoperitoneum

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White balance-

balancing the scope before use