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An endoscope is provided with an integral optical element which includes a lens system and an objective lens that is recessed approximately 15 mm from the distal end of the endoscope. An integral illuminating element includes a fiber optic bundle that terminates at the distal end of the endoscope and illuminates the region of the distal end. The lens system terminated in a viewing port that is laterally displaced from the proximal end of the endoscope and which connects to a high resolution video camera that can display a magnified image on a high resolution video monitor, thus obviating the need for an unimpaired visual path from the proximal to the distal end of the endoscope. A lumen can be provided adjacent the lens system which brings a ventilating and clearing gas over the objective lens to keep the lens clear. The magnified video image can also be supplied to printers and recorders.

Title
Video endoscopic microscope
Application Number
7/226417
Publication Number
4877016
Application Date
July 29, 1988
Publication Date
October 31, 1989
Inventor
Karl Storz
AM Schildrein 39, 7200 Tuttlingen
DE
George Berci
555 Levering Ave., #309, Los Angeles, 90024
CA, US
Edward A Kantor
9872 Whitwell Dr., Beverly Hills, 90210
CA, US
Agent
Marvin H Kleinberg
IPC
A61B 1/06
A61B 1/04
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