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The location of the leakage of the flexible endoscope
1.Leaking position—bending rubber
- The mouth pad is not used during the operation or the quality of the mouth pad is poor, the patient feels nervous, bites the insertion part—-The bending rubber breaks.
- Poor maintenance, aging of bending rubber—-bending rubber broken .
- The flexible endoscope is cleaned with sharp tools or there are sharp edges in the cleaning tank—the bending rubber is scratched
2.Leakage location—biopsy channel
- Encountering resistance when inserting, forcibly push attachment forward—-the biopsy channel is inserted.
3.Leakage location—other parts
- Accidental collision of the tips with a hard object-the lens broke.
Phenomenon caused by leakage of flexible endoscope：
- The image beam of the fiber endoscope is cracked or rainbow, and the field of vision is blurred.
- The image of the electronic endoscope is defective, and even the CCD is shorted and there is no image.
- The beam of light guide fiber bundle hardens and becomes brittle, it is easy to break, and the brightness decreases.
- The coil spring tube falls off and the angle is not correct.
- The electronic endoscope switch button is shorted and its function cannot be used.
How to avoid leakage of flexible endoscopes：
- Be careful when operating a flexible endoscope.
- The cleaning and disinfection procedures of the flexible endoscope must be correct.
- Promote high-quality maintenance.
- The flexible endoscope must pass the water leakage test before cleaning.