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1. (WO2017151560) FLEXIBLE ENDOSCOPIC SUPPORT SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/151560    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/019851
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Mar 01 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 1/00
Applicants: COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
Inventors: SURTI, Vihar
SIGMON, John, C.
GIBBONS, William, S.
Title: FLEXIBLE ENDOSCOPIC SUPPORT SYSTEM
Abstract:
A scope system is provided including an elongate tube with a distal portion and a lumen extending therethrough. The scope system also includes at least one accessory channel including a tubular structure with an accessory lumen extending therethrough, the at least one accessory channel movably disposed at least partially within the lumen of the elongate tube. The at least one accessory channel includes a distal section and a forward-viewing configuration and a side- viewing configuration. In the forward-viewing configuration, the distal section of the at least one accessory channel is substantially parallel to the distal portion of the elongate tube and in the side-viewing configuration, the distal section of the at least one accessory channel is arced at a radius greater than a radius of the distal portion of the elongate tube.