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Hasson cannula

Pronunciation: has′ŏn

Definition: a laparoscopic instrument for open (rather than blind needle insufflation) placement of the initial port. The Hasson has a blunt-tipped obturator instead of a sharp trocar and a balloon on the distal portion of the sheath to hold it in place.

Synonym(s): laparoscopic cannula

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