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1. EP1318747 - ENDOSCOPIC SUCTION-IRRIGATION INSTRUMENT FOR SURGERY

Office
European Patent Office
Application Number 01973343
Application Date 21.09.2001
Publication Number 1318747
Publication Date 18.06.2003
Publication Kind A4
IPC
A61B 1/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
A61B 1/015
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
012characterised by internal passages or accessories therefor
015Control of fluid supply or evacuation
A61B 1/12
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
12with cooling or rinsing arrangements
A61B 1/233
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
233for the nose, i.e. nasoscopes
A61B 17/24
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
24for use in the oral cavity, larynx, bronchial passages or nose; Tongue scrapers
A61B 17/32
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
32Surgical cutting instruments
CPC
A61B 1/00147
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes
00147Holding or positioning arrangements
A61B 1/015
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes
012characterised by internal passages or accessories therefor
015Control of fluid supply or evacuation
A61B 1/12
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes
12with cooling or rinsing arrangements
A61B 1/233
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes
233for the nose, i.e. nasoscopes ; , e.g. testing of patency of Eustachian tubes
A61B 17/24
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
24for use in the oral cavity, larynx, bronchial passages or nose
A61B 17/32002
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
32Surgical cutting instruments
320016Endoscopic cutting instruments, e.g. arthroscopes, resectoscopes
32002with continuously rotating, oscillating or reciprocating cutting instruments
Applicants PILLING WECK INC
Inventors STAHL GLENN H
HOSSAIN MOSADDEQ
BANIK ROBERT
YUE LI
WILCOX STEPHEN
Designated States
Priority Data 0129619 21.09.2001 US
23489700 22.09.2000 US
09955918 19.09.2001 US
Title
(DE) ENDOSKOPISCHES SAUG- UND SPÜLINSTRUMENT FÜR DIE CHIRURGIE
(EN) ENDOSCOPIC SUCTION-IRRIGATION INSTRUMENT FOR SURGERY
(FR) INSTRUMENT CHIRURGICAL ENDOSCOPIQUE D'ASPIRATION ET D'IRRIGATION
Abstract
(EN)
An ergonomically superior endoscopic suction-irrigation instrument for surgery comprises a telescope sheath (12) connected at an adjustable angle, preferably approximately 30°, to a vertically elongated handle (16) having thumb-operated irrigation and suction valves (62, 64) and a hook (86) for supporting the handle from the surgeon's hand when the surgeon's grip on the handle is loosened. The instrument is especially suited for sinus surgery.

(FR)
L'invention concerne un instrument chirurgical endoscopique d'aspiration et d'irrigation qui est supérieur du point de vue ergonomique et qui comprend une gaine télescopique (12) connectée au niveau d'un angle réglable, de préférence 30°, à une poignée allongée dans le sens vertical (16), laquelle comporte des soupapes d'irrigation et d'aspiration (62, 64) actionnées par le pouce et un crochet (86) permettant au chirurgien de supporter la poignée avec sa main lorsque sa prise sur la poignée se relâche. L'instrument convient spécialement à la chirurgie des sinus.