04598699 is referenced by 188 patents and cites 10 patents.

An endoscopic instrument for removing an inflated insert from the stomach cavity of a person being treated for obesity comprises an elongated flexible tube having passageways therein. A holding device at the distal end of the flexible tube is constructed and arranged to grasp and stabilize the inflated stomach insert, and an operator extending through the passageways is provided for manipulating the holding device. A deflating device is also located at the distal end of the flexible tube for puncturing or otherwise causing deflation of the insert after stabilization thereof by the holding device. An operator extending through the passageways is connected to manipulate the deflating device.

Title
Endoscopic instrument for removing stomach insert
Application Number
6/743000
Publication Number
4598699
Application Date
June 10, 1985
Publication Date
July 8, 1986
Inventor
Mary L Garren
P.O. Box 3738, Wilmington, 19807
DE, US
Lloyd R Garren
P.O. Box 3738, Wilmington, 19807
DE, US
Agent
Connolly and Hutz
IPC
A61B 1/00
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