Defects detected in Rigid Endoscopes

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William Knob Souza
Marcelo Antunes Marciano


Surgery Video, Defects in Rigid Endoscopes, Analyses and correlations


Surgical procedures using rigid endoscopes are well known for having advantages over conventional surgical procedures. However, these instruments are fragile and are subject to breakage. The objective of this study was to record and analyze the frequency and types of repairs required for different types of rigid endoscopes used in surgical procedures. As a result, it was possible to correlate the number of defects with the amount and types of procedures, incidences of repairs by types of optics, and types of defects by types of rigid endoscopes. According to the survey, smaller instruments are more subject to damage and need repairs.


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