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Laparoscopic Device for Direct and Indirect Suction

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Abraham J. Frech

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,
Harvard Medical School

Conor Walsh

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences,
Harvard University

Manuscript received March 15, 2013; final manuscript received April 26, 2013; published online July 3, 2013. Assoc. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 7(3), 030920 (Jul 03, 2013) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-13-1075; doi: 10.1115/1.4024519 History: Received March 15, 2013; Revised April 26, 2013

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Fig. 1

(a) Distal end showing bypass channels and (b) computer-aided design (CAD) model with sponge

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Fig. 2

Prototype CAD model. The trigger on the handle is used toggle between direct and indirect suction.

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Fig. 3

Comparison of absorbent material flow rate

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Fig. 4

Flow rate using direct and indirect suction

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Fig. 5

(a) control, (b) direct suction, and (c) indirect suction

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Fig. 6

(a) direct suction and (b) indirect suction

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