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Synonyms for dilator

a muscle or nerve that dilates or widens a body part

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a drug that causes dilation

a surgical instrument that is used to dilate or distend an opening or an organ


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(6) used a pathway for the access sheath, had a balloon dilator for tract and containing an Amplatz-like access sheath which was found over it.
CRE balloon dilator (5839, outer diameter 0.6-0.8cm; 5842, outer diameter 1.2-1.5cm: Boston Scientific Corporation, USA) was passed over guide wire for dilatation of the initial puncture.
The CRE Wireguided Balloon Dilator is made of the Pebax material and is designed to deliver three distinct, pressure-controlled diameters in a single balloon, allowing gradual dilation of strictures.
Dilations were performed in 3 animals (rabbits 1, 2, and 3) with a bronchial dilation balloon (Controlled Radial Expansion [CRE] Balloon Dilator; Boston Scientific; Natick, Mass.) to a diameter of 8 mm.
The fistula formed between the gastrointestinal lumen and necrotic cavity was sequentially dilated with an 8 mm or 20 mm balloon dilator (Boston Scientific).
After sphincterotomy, a wire-guided balloon sphincteroplasty was performed using a balloon dilator trough a controlled radial expansion until a final size of 18 mm [Boston Scientific, Massachusetts, United States (Figure 1b)], followed by mechanical lithotripsy.
Moreover, the sufficient space was created to introduce the balloon dilator. We used a balloon dilator to create the retroperitoneal space and left the inflated balloon for a few minutes to achieve a hemostasis.
A skin incision was made and the tract was dilated using a balloon dilator and the nephroscope sheath was inserted.
Lower pole percutaneous access was achieved and the tract was dilated to a 30-French size using a balloon dilator. Using a 24-French rigid nephroscope, the stone was readily identified in the renal pelvis.
The tract was dilated with Amplatz (Cook Medical, Bloomington, IN) dilators to a diameter of 12F to facilitate the insertion of a high-pressure balloon dilator with a 30F sheath (Nephromax, Boston Scientific, Boston, MA).
In terms of product, the global market has been divided into balloon dilators, Bougie dilators, and stents.
Gostout et al., "A randomized prospective study comparing rigid to balloon dilators for benign esophageal strictures and rings," Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, vol.
Ten units had oesophageal dilators available; four units had both balloon dilators and Savary-Gilliard dilators and six had only Savary-Gilliard dilators.