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1. (WO2017152030) TRANSORAL SURGICAL DEVICES AND METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/152030    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/020629
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 04 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 1/32
A61B 1/24
Applicants: MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
Inventors: VAN ABEL, Kathryn M.
MOORE, Eric J.
Title: TRANSORAL SURGICAL DEVICES AND METHODS
Abstract:
Devices and methods can be used for performing transoral surgery. For example, this document provides oral retractor devices and articulating surgical tools that are well-suited for transoral surgery uses. The devices and methods provided herein may be used to treat conditions such as, but not limited to, mouth cancer, throat cancer, tongue cancer, larynx cancer, tonsil cancer, obstructive sleep disorders, and pharyngeal diverticulum, to provide some examples.