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Pub. No.:    WO/2001/035830    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2000/001319
Publication Date: Sat May 26 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Tue Nov 07 00:59:59 CET 2000
IPC: A61B 17/22
Inventors: BELAND, Germain
The surgical extractor (1) has three distinct portions respectively called 'body' (3), 'gripper' (11) and 'pusher' (17). The body (3) is rigid and rectilinear and has a first (5) end from which a handle (7) integrally projects perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis. The gripper (11) consists of one or more flexible rods (11) having first ends connected to the opposite end (9) of the body (3) in a foldable manner with respect to a transverse axis (T). The pusher (17) is rigid and rectilinear and has a first end (14) connected to the opposite ends (13) of the rods (11) and a second end provided with a pushing button (19). Hooks (23) are provided for retaining in a slidable manner the pusher (17) on top of the first end of the body opposite (3) to the handle (7) once the rods (11) have been folded about the transverse axis (T) in order to be positioned together with a pusher (17) flat onto the body (3). These hooks (23) allow the person pushing on the button (19) while he/she holds the handle (7), to force the rods (11) to open like petals on top of the body (3) and thus makes it possible for the rods (11) to catch in a radial direction an organ to be extracted from the body of the patient, and to grip this organ in order to remove it from the body of the patient.