Development of a 2-dof uterine manipulator with LED illumination system as a new transvaginal uterus amputation device for gynecological surgeries

Dikici S., Dikici B. A., Eser H., Gezgin E., Baser O., Sahin S., ...More

MINIMALLY INVASIVE THERAPY & ALLIED TECHNOLOGIES, vol.27, no.3, pp.177-185, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13645706.2017.1341927
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.177-185
  • Keywords: Gynecologic surgery, laparoscopic hysterectomy, uterine manipulator, dual plane manipulation, illumination system, biomedical engineering, LAPAROSCOPIC HYSTERECTOMY
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: No


Background: Hysterectomy, the most common major gynecological operation worldwide, consists of removal of the uterus and can be performed abdominally, vaginally, or laparoscopically. A uterine manipulator is a key device used for uterine manipulation and cannulation in hysterectomies. The challenges of conventional manipulators are to move the uterus in two distinct planes and to identify cervical landmarks during circular cut and coagulation.