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1. (WO2017034817) APPARATUS TO FORM OPENING IN ETHMOID BULLA AND IRRIGATE ETHMOID SINUS CAVITY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/034817    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/046555
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 12 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 17/16
A61B 17/3205
A61B 17/24
Applicants: ACCLARENT, INC.
Inventors: JENKINS, Thomas, R.
SANKARAN, Meera, L.
CANTU, Alfredo, R.
GIROTRA, Rohit
Title: APPARATUS TO FORM OPENING IN ETHMOID BULLA AND IRRIGATE ETHMOID SINUS CAVITY
Abstract:
An instrument for treating a sinus cavity includes a cutter member, a rotatable member, and a fluid passage. The cutter member has a lumen extending therealong, and the rotatable member is received within the lumen. The rotatable member has a helical blade projecting from a distal end portion. The cutter member is configured to translate relative to the rotatable member. Thereby, the cutter member and the rotatable blade are configured to form an opening into the sinus cavity. The fluid passage extends through the cutter member from an inlet to an outlet. The outlet is positioned proximal to the helical blade such that the outlet is configured to fluidly communicate with the sinus cavity. The inlet is configured to receive at least one of a fluid and a vacuum in order to communicate the respective fluid or vacuum to the outlet for irrigating or suctioning the sinus cavity.