So, my friend, Miss Anne and I were chatting it up today, and she had some questions, so, with her permission I'm posting some of our convo:
So, a trocar looks like this:
The three small, pointy objects you see are the tips of the trocars and are sharp. The tip is screwed on before the trocar is used, and comes off to aid in cleaning, as well as to replace when it becomes dull. The two trocars at the top of the photo are used for regular aspiration of the deceased. The end with the handle gets attached to a hose and the hose is attached to a bibb (is that the right word?) that sucks air in when the faucet is turned on (see photo below). Aynway, we use the trocar to puncture the viscera (see other picture) and suck out the remaining body fluids, then pour in some strong embalming fluid to harden and sanitize the trunk of the body.
and is inserted (usually) here: