Item#: MET115

Price: $180.00


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A steel trocar and cannula with a turned wood handle. The large scale of the implement tells us that it was used with animals. The trocar was used to drain fluids collected in the body and was used until the invention of diuretics. The trocar, with the cannula pipe covering it, was plunged into the chest or abdomen. The trocar was then removed and the fluid drained through the cannula. Overall length is 23 cm (9 inches). Widest point 3 cm (1.2 inches).