How It Works
The best way to understand how the Meagher Ovary
Flute works is simply to put one in your hand. The illustrations
below show how simple the procedure is. For any further
information or questions, feel free to email
- The instrument is introduced to the anterior
dorsum of the vagina with the cutting head retracted.
- The instrument's cutting tip is exposed to
aid vaginal wall penetration; the instrument enters the peritoneal
- When the cutting blade is retracted, air
flows through a patented air channel into the peritoneum, allowing
the viscera to sink. This reduces the risk of accidental nicks or
cuts of the viscera.
- The shaft of the instrument is retracted,
opening the cutting chamber. An ovary is placed into the cutting
chamber using hand per rectum. The ovary slips inside the tube like
the head of a nail slips into the claw of a hammer.
Note: the rectal hand is not
shown in the diagram below, but positioning the ovaries for the
procedure will require the operator to
simultaneously work with one hand in the rectum. I find
it best to extend fingers and thumb around the instrument
to pinch the ovary against the chamber aperture before opening. A
shallow groove has been milled into the tube, so the operator knows
the position of the aperture even from the topside of the
- Operator uses free hand in the rectum to
examine for any excess tissue.
Note: the narrow slot of the
cutting chamber will hold the ovary at this point. The palpating
hand and rectal tissue should not feel 'stuck' to the instrument,
nor should one feel masses of tissue funneled into the aperture.
Pressure to sever the ovary is minimal, so if you feel
much resistance, you are trapping something that does not
belong. All surfaces are purposely very blunt except for the small
zone at the very front of the slot, so complete 'biting' off a
piece of extra tissue takes extra effort.
- The ovary is cut from its attachment and
stored in the forward chamber of the instrument.
After the second ovary is cut from its
attachment, the instrument is withdrawn, and the two severed
ovaries - stored in the tool - are removed from the