The operation for removing the ovary was first performed in 1809 by Ephraim McDowell. Subsequently, instruments were developed to enter the peritoneal cavity, evacuate and extract the cyst and to address the pedicle.
Were required to decompress the cyst resulting in a more manageable pedicle
Are among the most diverse class of instruments varying widely in size, complexity and mode of action
Serve to evacuate extra-vascular fluids subsequent to abdominal and pelvic surgery
These are among the rarest of all surgical cases