Ebony Trocar with cannulae. C 1890
A steel trocar with finely turned ebonyÂ with ivory ring casing and 3 silver cannulaes.
These would have been used where fluid needed to be aspirated or drained from a body cavity. For example from the peritoneum in ascites, or from a pleural effusion, or a nasal antrum in chronic sinusitis.
Diameter handle 2,2 cm and 7 cm long