obturator

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a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)

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The inner component is either a metallic, sharp, introducer stylet or an interchangeable plastic obturator (Figure 4).
The Pierre Guerin model ALM2 Homogeniser comes as a kit, together with a 50 litre tank (although larger units are available) and a 28mm diameter smoother head with three obturators.
As a less radical alternative to Young's procedure, individually molded Silastic obturators have been placed in the nasal vestibules for the treatment of atrophic rhinitis (9) and epistaxis secondary to coagulation deficiency (Bernard-Soulier syndrome).
The Weck Vista Bladeless Laparoscopic Access Ports provide a broad range of sizes and include standard and optical ports that offer both smooth and ridged cannulas, balloon and cone open access ports, reusable obturators for cannula only options and insufflation needles.
The portfolio consists of two pending United States applications which disclose approaches to consolidating surgical navigation systems into optically-transparent neurosurgical obturators.
Treatment options for patients with velocardiofacial syndrome and velopalatal insufficiency range from speech therapy alone to palatal obturators and surgery.
Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced 510(k) clearance for a line of Weck([R]) Reusable Obturators that complement the Weck Vista([TM]) line of bladeless laparoscopic access ports.