Europe Market Report for Insufflation Devices 2017 - MedCore
General Report Contents
Market Analyses include: Unit Sales, ASPs, Market Value & Growth Trends
Market Drivers & Limiters for each chapter segment
Competitive Analysis for each chapter segment
Section on recent mergers & acquisitions
Veress needles are either disposable or reusable units that serve as entry ports into the abdominal cavity. They are normally inserted through a small skin incision made on the sub-umbilical region of the stomach, which is the thinnest area of the abdominal wall and considered the safest insertion point for patients.
Insufflation tubing is the disposable portion of the system that connects the insufflator to the veress needle, facilitating the delivery of carbon dioxide into the abdomen. Insufflation tubing can vary depending on the type of insufflator for which it is used.
Heated tubing sets have become more popular and are used with insufflator gas heater systems. These systems heat the carbon dioxide prior to entering the abdomen, which has been purported to provide clinical benefits for the patient.
Insufflator systems are an essential component in laparoscopic surgeries that are performed in operating rooms. Insufflators are used for pumping carbon dioxide into the abdominal cavity to create a pneumoperitoneum in preparation for laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery. The pumping of the gas creates sufficient space within the abdominal cavity for insertion and manipulation of laparoscopic devices with an adequate optical field. Carbon dioxide is currently the insufflation gas of choice for laparoscopy because it fulfills most of the requirements for an ideal insufflation gas, namely being colorless, nonflammable and is rapidly excreted from circulation. Insufflators are found in many multi-specialty ORs, although insufflators are used infrequently in many of them. These devices are often packaged with video systems and are rarely sold alone. The market consists of veress needles, insufflators and insufflation tubing.