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1. US20200054358 - CAUSING ISCHEMIA IN TUMORS

Office United States of America
Application Number 16539800
Application Date 13.08.2019
Publication Number 20200054358
Publication Date 20.02.2020
Publication Kind A1
IPC
A61B 17/42
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
42Gynaecological or obstetrical instruments or methods
A61B 17/12
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
12for ligaturing or otherwise compressing tubular parts of the body, e.g. blood vessels or umbilical cord
A61B 17/132
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
12for ligaturing or otherwise compressing tubular parts of the body, e.g. blood vessels or umbilical cord
132Tourniquets
CPC
A61B 2017/4216
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
42Gynaecological or obstetrical instruments or methods
4216Operations on uterus, e.g. endometrium
A61B 17/42
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
42Gynaecological or obstetrical instruments or methods
A61B 17/1327
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
12for ligaturing or otherwise compressing tubular parts of the body, e.g. blood vessels, umbilical cord
132Tourniquets
1322comprising a flexible encircling member
1327Tensioning clamps
A61B 17/12009
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
12for ligaturing or otherwise compressing tubular parts of the body, e.g. blood vessels, umbilical cord
12009Implements for ligaturing other than by clamps or clips, e.g. using a loop with a slip knot
Applicants Empress Medical, Inc.
Inventors Michael Gabriel TAL
Title
(EN) CAUSING ISCHEMIA IN TUMORS
Abstract
(EN)

A method for treating a tumor at least partially within an organ in a subject's body. The method comprises volumetrically compressing the tumor to increase a pressure within the tumor above a threshold level to cause ischemia of the tumor; and maintaining the pressure above the threshold level for a period sufficient to cause necrosis in the tumor. The method may include passing a tension member within the organ around a predetermined volumetric region encompassing at least a portion of the tumor. The method may include tightening the tension member to cause compression of the volumetric region, thereby directly increasing a pressure within the tumor. The method may include maintaining the increased pressure such that most or all tissues of the tumor undergo ischemia and/or necrosis resulting directly from the compression caused by the tightened tension member.

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