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Dieulafoy's apparatus

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A suction pump to evacuate liquid from the pleura. Such an apparatus had been invented 13 years previously by Bernard Edouard Henri Joseph van den Corput (1821-1908) in Brussels


  • B. E. Corput:
    Note sur un nouveau trocart aspirateur [trocart universal] destiné a pratiquer en même temps l’exploration, l’évacuation et injection.
    Bulletin de l'Académie royale de médecine de Belgique, Bruxelles, volume 15, 1856.
  • P. G. Dieulafoy:
    Traité de l´aspiration des liquides morbides. Méthode médico-chirurgicale de diagnostic et de traitement. Paris, Masson and London, 1873. 483 pages.

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