04016882 is referenced by 49 patents and cites 5 patents.

Method and apparatus are disclosed for use in surgically removing tumorous neurological tissue which apparatus comprises a handpiece mounting a hollow tool tip vibrating transversely to its long axis in the ultrasonic range, means for introducing fluid adjacent the tool tip to flush the operative site area, and means adjacent the tool tip for withdrawing the fluid mixture from the site. The method comprises applying an ultrasonically vibrated tool to tumorous nerve tissue, while simultaneously introducing irrigation fluid to flush the area of the tissue and withdrawing the resulting mixture from the area adjacent the tool.

Title
Neurosonic aspirator and method
Application Number
5/555474
Publication Number
4016882
Application Date
March 5, 1975
Publication Date
April 12, 1977
Inventor
Stanley H Enker
Lawrence
NY, US
Steven N Weiss
Laguna Niguel
CA, US
Alan Broadwin
Brooklyn
NY, US
Agent
Kenneth Olsen
Philip Sperber
Assignee
Cavitron Corporation
NY, US
IPC
A61B 17/32
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