Laparoscopic sealed access device

Laparoskopische abgedichtete Zugangsvorrichtung

Dispositif d'acces coelioscopique etanche

Abstract

A system comprising a sealing device (250) and a wound protector retractor (260) which may be assembled to the sealing device (250). The sealing device (250) comprises a sleeve (210) defining a lumen, and a tensioning means. The sleeve has a twisted sleeve section defining at least a portion of the lumen. The tensioning means facilitates axial tensioning of the twisted sleeve section to axially extend the twisted sleeve section and thereby reduce the cross sectional area of the lumen portion defined by the twisted sleeve section from a first open lumen configuration to a second sealing configuration for sealing engagement of the twisted sleeve section to an object in the lumen.

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