04596564 is referenced by 35 patents and cites 10 patents.

A medical applicance of a stationary surgical suction device comprised of an ultramalleable formable tube that may readily be shaped in situ. The tube is comprised of a formable, flexible tubular plastic ultramalleable material, having at least one fluid conveying lumen and includes a parallel oriented malleable member that is disposed within the plastic material so as to be frictionally interrelated to the tubular plastic material. A method of fabricating the lumen includes the steps of furnishing a plastic tubing having at least a pair of lumens, furnishing an elongated malleable member of cross-section complementary to that of one of the lumens and of a size in excess of the size of the lumen, dilating the lumen to allow insertion of the malleable member into the lumen and allowing the lumen to shrink onto the malleable member to effect a frictional engagement with the lumen. The applicance fabricated by the method may be used in surgical retracting, suction or irrigation procedures, as a shunt for fluid vessels or for the drainage of a cavity.

Title
Medical appliance
Application Number
229737
Publication Number
4596564
Application Date
April 3, 1984
Publication Date
June 24, 1986
Inventor
Alfred A Iversen
Hopkins
MN, US
Robert F Spetzler
Hopkins
MN, US
Agent
Hugh D Jaeger
Assignee
PMT
MN, US
IPC
A61M 25/00
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