0807415-A2 is referenced by 61 patents and cites 14 patents.

The cavity-retaining tool for bone surgery of this invention comprises: a cavity-retaining sheath (1) which is inserted into the body and forms a cavity to act as a work space for bone surgery; a treatment channel (11) which is placed in the cavity-retaining sheath (1), and guides treatment tools necessary for the treatment of a bone into the space for bone surgery; an observation tool which is attached to the cavity-retaining sheath (1), and by which to observe the operation field within the space for bone surgery; and a fitting means (5, 21) which is placed at the tip of the cavity-retaining sheath (1), and fits the tip of the cavity-retaining sheath (1) to a bone. As an extension, the cavity-retaining tool for surgery comprises: a cavity-retaining tool to retain a cavity for surgery works in the body; and a soft cylinder member which communicates with the cavity retained by the cavity-retaining means and interconnects the cavity with the space outside the body. As a further extension, the endoscopic surgery system involving the use of the cavity-retaining tool comprises: a cavity-retaining tool to retain a cavity in body tissues; and at least a port which is led to the cavity, and allows the port and the cavity to communicate in the body.

Title
A cavity retaining tool for bone surgery, a cavity retaining tool for general surgery, an endoscopic surgery system involving the use of a cavity retaining tool, and a procedure for surgery
Application Number
EP19970107527 19970507
Publication Number
0807415 (A2)
Application Date
May 7, 1997
Publication Date
November 19, 1997
Inventor
Kuramochi Makoto
JP
Kobayashi Norio
JP
Kimura Shuichi
JP
Nakada Akio
JP
Ogawa Akihisa
JP
Kogasaka Takahiro
JP
Assignee
Olympus Optical Co
JP
IPC
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