05007437 is referenced by 198 patents and cites 5 patents.

Applying squeezing pressure to a diseased prostate, by means of a urethral and/or rectal catheter incorporating an inflatable prostate balloon, to compress the prostate while it is being irradiated from a microwave antenna, increases the therapeutic temperature to which the prostate tissue more distal to the microwave antenna can be heated without heating any non-prostate tissue beyond a maximum safe temperature, and reduces the temperature differential between the heated more distal and more proximate prostate tissue from the microwave antenna.

Title
Catheters for treating prostate disease
Application Number
367718
Publication Number
5007437
Application Date
April 19, 1990
Publication Date
April 16, 1991
Inventor
Fred Sterzer
Princeton
NJ, US
Agent
George Seligsohn
Assignee
MMTC
NJ, US
IPC
A61N 5/02
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