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1. (WO2018081002) SYSTEMS FOR CREATING ONE OR MORE LESIONS IN NEUROLOGICAL TISSUE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/081002    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/057882
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Oct 24 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61B 18/20
A61M 25/01
A61B 18/14
A61B 18/00
A61B 17/00
Applicants: THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
Inventors: GONZALEZ-MARTINEZ, Jorge
NAJM, Imad
GALE, John T.
WEST, Karl
Title: SYSTEMS FOR CREATING ONE OR MORE LESIONS IN NEUROLOGICAL TISSUE
Abstract:
This disclosure relates to forming a lesion in a patient's neurological tissue without requiring general anesthesia. The lesion can be either temporary or permanent. In either case, the lesion can be created by a steerable probe that includes a steerable guide, a laser device, and at least one electrode. The steerable guide steers the probe to a target location in the subject's neurological tissue. When the probe reaches the target location, the laser can create the lesion. The at least one electrode can detect a progressive vanishing of neural activity from the portion of the neurological tissue due to the lesion.