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An anterior vaginal wall retractor is a specialized surgical instrument used by gynecologists during surgeries or examinations to hold the anterior vaginal wall (front wall of the vagina) open and retracted, providing a clear view of the cervix and upper vagina .

 

Here's a breakdown of the anterior vaginal wall retractor:

Design:

  • Available in various designs, but typically features two blades or ends for retracting the vaginal wall.
  • Blades may be serrated or fenestrated (with holes) for improved visibility and reduced tissue damage.
  • May have angled loops or hooks at the ends for better grasping and retraction.
  • Made from stainless steel for durability and sterilization.

 

Function:

  • Provides better visualization of the cervix, upper vagina, and surrounding structures.
  • Allows for easier access during surgical procedures on the cervix or upper vagina.
  • May be used in combination with other gynecological instruments.

 

Uses:

  • Gynecological examinations
  • Biopsies of the cervix or upper vagina
  • Minor surgical procedures on the cervix or upper vagina, such as removing polyps or performing a loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

 

Benefits:

  • Improves visualization d