SapiMed Dilatan® Anal Dilators & Dilastom® Stomal Dilators
Adler MicroMed carries the SapiMed line of Dilatan® anal dilators and Dilastom® stomal dilators.
Dilatan Plus Anal Dilator: A.1001
Dilatan Plus Anal Dilator: A.1002
Dilatan Plus Anal Dilator: A.1030
Dilastom Stomal Dilator: A.2002
The Dilitan Plus Anal Dilator
The Dilatan Plus is a cryo-thermal anal dilator available in 5 different sizes only to be used when advised by a physician. Three boxes are available (18/20 mm, 23/27 mm, 30 mm), offering patients the most suitable size for their particular problem and individual anatomy.
The Dilatan Plus consists of an inert plastic shell with a large disk at the base to allow the patient to grip the device easily. Each sealed anal dilator contains a thermal jelly which, when heated or cooled, maintains the dilator temperature during use.
The Dilastom Stomal Dilator
The Dilastom stomal dilator is a medical device specifically designed so that patients may carry out home treatment for cutaneous and fascial colostomy stenosis safety and convenience. Surgical operations to correct colostomy stenosis may be avoided by protracted use of Dilastom for long periods, without producing any undesirable side effects.
How Anal Dilators Work
Even without surgically eliminating the anal fissure or reducing the mass of hemorrhoidal tissue, these methods are able to significantly alleviate discomfort; therefore they must be carefully considered when dealing with symptomatic treatment of these afflictions.
The internal anal sphincter may undergo spastic contraction due to various pathological conditions such as constipation with small and hard stools, chronic laxative consumption, infections, hemorrhoidal congestion, dysentery, proctitis, colitis, anal fissure and sympathetic hypertonus. If this spasm persists the anus becomes incapable of relaxation, thereby impeding evacuation of the feces as well as aggravating the underlying disorder.
If the spasm allows the passage of a dilator, each successive dilatation will be less painful and will allow healing of the lesion by scar tissue formation. The elasticity and distensibility of the anal canal will be regained with either the disappearance of or the improvement of symptoms. In this manner surgery may be avoided.
The Dilatan anal dilators were studied and developed specifically for this type of ailment. Externally it has a cylindrical shape, which becomes conical towards one end. The surface of the anal dilator is perfectly smooth.
The internal compartment is hermetically sealed and contains a jelly which, depending upon the treatment required, is able to retain hot or cold. It is known that certain anal pathologies improve after undergoing cold treatment (cryotherapy for hemorrhage and edema) or hot treatment (thermotherapy for muscle spasm and pain due to various factors). The thermal effect adds to the mechanical one (i.e. the exercising of the sphincter muscles during dilatation).
How to Use Anal Dilators
For anal dilator instructions, read our article on how to use a rectal dilator correctly.