Balloon Length (uninflated) 23cm
Balloon Diameter 14mm
Catheter Overall Length 77.5cm
Inflation Pressure Max 16 atmospheres (ATM)
Distal and Proximal Radiopaque Markers
Class 1 Device
The DV8 Retractor, an inflatable balloon retractor created by Manual Surgical Sciences, is used clinically for retraction of organs such as the esophagus.
How It Works
After deployment into the esophagus (orally under general anesthesia), inflation of the balloon provides gentle and effective deviation of the esophagus to place it away from other anatomy. When the procedure is completed, the device is deflated and removed.
The device has two proximal ports - one for balloon inflation/deflation and a separate one for contrast injection into the esophagus.
The images below show the DV8 Retractor before and after inflation. Superimposing the images shows that significant retraction of the esophagus can be obtained.
2300 Kennedy St. NE Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Item Description: DV8 Esophageal Retractor
Item Number – 14075150
GTIN - 00860222000406