The LiNA McCartney TubeTM assists in identifying where to safely seal and divide the uterine vessels. … The device also provides protection of the ureters from trauma during surgery by keeping the ureters in sight and out of the operative field.
This sterile, single-use device has a lid with 5mm and 10mm valves, which prevent loss of pneumoperitoneum and enables insertion of instruments.2,4;6;7 In addition, the LiNA McCartney Tube™ tip withstands both electrosurgical and ultrasonic energy. Available in two sizes for atraumatic insertion and anatomic fit.
The McCartney Tube acts as a specimen conduit to reduce the risk of metastases. It is not designed as a uterine manipulator. The use of uterine manipulators is associated with worsened oncological outcomes in patients with cervical and endometrial cancer.
The ESGE-SERGS joint statement on MIS hysterectomy for cervical cancer recommends to reduce uterine manipulation. The ESGO stated that uterine manipulators should be banned in an effort to avoid spillage of tumor cells in the peritoneal cavity.