Identify the Device/ Instrument shown in the photograph below ?
A. Das Cervical dilator.
B. Hegar’s Cervical dilator.
C. Hawkin Ambler’s Cervical dilator.
D. Female metal catheter.
The device shown in the picture above represents Hegar’s Cervical dilator.
Hegar dilators are dilators used to induce cervical dilation in order to gain entry to the interior of the uterus. They are metal rods developed by Alfred Hegar. Typically, a set of dilators contains rods of increasing diameters, from a few millimeters up to 26 millimeter. The rods are round, slightly curved and have a conal tip. Some sets have conal tips at both ends, others show one end flattened for handling. Hegar dilators are marked with a Hegar number equivalent to 0.5 millimeter.
During the process of dilation, the cervix may have to be stabilized with a tenaculum, and then the dilators are slowly entered into the cervical canal with a lubricant, starting with a thin, low Hegar number rod and progressing gradually to larger numbers.The dilators can also be used to sound the uterus.