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1. (WO2017149072) ELECTROSURGICAL INSTRUMENT HAVING MULTIPLE TREATMENT MODALITIES

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/149072    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/054899
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 18/18
A61B 18/04
Applicants: CREO MEDICAL LIMITED
Inventors: HANCOCK, Christopher Paul
PRESTON, Shaun
AMOAH, Francis
WHITE, Malcolm
TSIAMOULOS, Zacharias
SAUNDERS, Brian
Title: ELECTROSURGICAL INSTRUMENT HAVING MULTIPLE TREATMENT MODALITIES
Abstract:
An electrosurgical instrument which is capable of selective operation in any of (i) a plasma-generating mode for surface coagulation, (ii) a non-ionising radiation mode for deeper coagulation, e.g. using microwave energy, and (iii) a liquid administration mode for conveying liquid to a treatment site, e.g. to constrict a bleeding vessel so that a clinician can get control of the bleed. These operating modes may be provided in an electrosurgical instrument that is physically configured to be suitable for applying pressure to a tissue vessel, e.g. to act as a tamponade to stem bleeding.