Category: Pre 19th Century Instruments
Estimated Date: 1650
Name: Bladder Dilator
Description: 8” long by 1” maximum width at dilator part with 6” curved handles. The handles have four holes to pin to maintain opening. The tip is bullet shaped and has two piveted shels that come together to form a smooth dilator. Hinged with a rivet. When the handles are pressed together the piece expands to dilate. Described in Pare, 1634 page 676. pictured there and simply called a dilator to expand the incision. Used for removing bladder stone or other types of diations.
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