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1. (WO2001034224) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ABDOMINO-PELVIC CHEMOTHERAPY PERFUSION AND LAVAGE

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/034224    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/030923
Publication Date: Fri May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Fri Nov 10 00:59:59 CET 2000
IPC: A61B 18/00
A61F 7/00
A61H 33/14
A61H 35/00
A61M 3/02
Applicants: SUGARBAKER, Paul, H.
Inventors: SUGARBAKER, Paul, H.
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ABDOMINO-PELVIC CHEMOTHERAPY PERFUSION AND LAVAGE
Abstract:
An abdomino-pelvic perfusion and lavage apparatus (20) to which skin surrounding an incision through an abdominal wall can be attached and suspended. Scaffolding (58) carried by the containment vessel (22) supports and elevates the skin to form a well above and extending into the abdomino-pelvic cavity. The containment vessel (22) has openings that are sealed around the patient's torso, a base sealed to a table (32) on which a patient is positioned, a removable cover (42), and a plurality of fluid ports (44) communicating through the containment vessel wall (28). A reservoir (92) provides perfusion fluid for delivery to the well by one of the fluid ports (44) and receives return fluid from fluid ports (46). A heater (98) can be used to heat perfusion fluid. An air evacuation system (120) can be connected to the fluid port (48) to evacuate gasses from within the containment vessel (22). The apparatus (20) can be used for repeated access to the abdomino-pelvic space in patients.