The illuminated surgical retractor

  • К. Малеев Maleev-Uniconsult Inc, Varna
  • В. Княжев Vascular Surgery Clinic, University Hospital "St. Anna"-Varna, Bulgaria
Keywords: Illuminated Surgical Retractor


The surgical retractor created for additional local illumination of deep and narrow operation wound. As a source of light 14 diodes were used with intensity equal for 42 candles.


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Хирургический ранорасширитель с локальной подсветкой
How to Cite
Малеев, К., & Княжев, В. (2008). The illuminated surgical retractor. Bulletin of the International Scientific Surgical Association, 3(1), 57-58. Retrieved from
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