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A layered peel away hollow sheath for temporarily creating a passageway into a desired body site of a medical patient for placement of one end of an indwelling device at the body site through the sheath, the sheath wall comprising at least two layers, the inside layer being cylindrical and the outside layer comprising two semi-cylindrical segments defining opposed axially-directed slits or slots therebetween which comprises tear lines such that the sheath manually tears axially along the single layer tear lines into two pieces for removal of the sheath from around the indwelling device.

Title
Medical layered peel away sheath and methods
Application Number
7/295076
Publication Number
4983168
Application Date
January 5, 1989
Publication Date
January 8, 1991
Inventor
Harvey R Moorehead
Salt Lake City
UT, US
Agent
Workman Nydegger Jensen
Assignee
Catheter Technology Corporation
UT, US
IPC
A61M 5/178
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