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Extractor and method for removing stones or other foreign objects from the biliary and urinary systems or from other portions of the body. The extractor includes a self-closing basket at the distal end of a catheter, with a flexible control line for opening the basket from the proximal end of the catheter. Being self-closing, the basket closes automatically about an object captured within the basket when the control line is relaxed. The extractor can be placed in the body with the aid of a guide wire, and fluids can be injected into and removed from the body through the extractor.

Title
Stone extractor and method
Application Number
701417
Publication Number
4807626
Application Date
December 30, 1985
Publication Date
February 28, 1989
Inventor
Douglas B McGirr
5362 Feather River Dr., Stockton, 95207
CA, US
Agent
Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert
IPC
A61B 17/00
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