Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.


A small tube that can be inserted into a body cavity, duct, or vessel.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a hollow tube with a blunt end designed for intro-ducing into the human (or animal) body drugs or X-ray contrastmedia, restoring the patency of the respiratory tract, or with-drawing fluids from the body cavities. It is also used for anatomi-cal, pathologicoanatomic, and laboratory studies. Cannulas aremade of metal, glass, or plastic.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
A multicentre, split-face, investigator-blinded, non-inferiority study was performed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the product for correction of age-related volume deficit in the mid-face with the use of a TSK STERiGLIDE cannula compared to a needle.
The company said the Juvederm VOLUMA XC, which is a hyaluronic acid gel dermal filler, along with the TSK STERiGLIDE cannula, is used for cheek augmentation to correct age-related volume deficit in the mid-face in adults over 21.
Needles are still useful in some places where precise small aliquot touch-up of filler placement is needed or where it may be difficult to reach with the cannula without making an additional portal of entry.
At 15,000 feet its 22.8 cubic foot tank provides 6.3 hours of oxygen for a single user with a mask or cannula, 14.8 hours with a minimizer cannula and 19.2 hours with a minimizer and EDS.
The Terumo Surgical Cannula was once one of the largest cardiac surgery cannula lines in the world, offering more than 200 product SKUs.
Eight out of 219 (3.6%) cases were complicated when 18G cannula was used while 11 out of 94 (11.6%) patients suffered pneumothorax when 16G cannula was used.
In this instance cannulas are the better choice over steel dialysis needles as there is no 'needle' in the cannula to infiltrate the vessel during the dialysis session.
The platform and cannula have been used since 2010 in a Phase 1 ALS trial, sponsored by Neuralstem and recently completed at Emory University, covering the delivery of Neuralstem's NSI-566 neural stem cells into the spinal cords of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease).
Jan Davies, 1,000 Lives Plus director, said: "There are always going to be times when the insertion of a catheter or cannula is the best course of action for patients.
After the balloon has been accurately placed, an assistant inflates it to 6 to 10 atmospheres while the surgeon holds the sinus guide cannula, sinus guide wire, and balloon catheter in place.
On catheterization of the heart, LVAD, and cannulae, 3 of the 6 patients had inflow cannula valve regurgitation seen on LVAD angiography.