05336220 is referenced by 308 patents and cites 14 patents.

Various embodiments of flexible plastic tubing are disclosed for connection to an endoscopic instrument having suction, irrigation and electrocautery capabilities, with the electrocautery capability requiring connection to an electrical wire. Generally, the tubing is an integral, extruded flexible plastic tube having a first suction portion with a first interior cylindrical passageway, a second irrigation portion with a second interior cylindrical passageway, and a third portion with a third passageway for the electrical wire. The third portion joins the other portions. The third portion has a substantially cylindrical interior passageway with first and second flexible lips defining a peripheral opening which is narrower than the electrical wire such that the electrical wire is inserted past the lips and held in the passageway and is removable from the passageway.

Title
Tubing for endoscopic electrosurgical suction-irrigation instrument
Application Number
7/959268
Publication Number
5336220
Application Date
October 9, 1992
Publication Date
August 9, 1994
Inventor
David Turkel
Miami
FL, US
Matthew S Solar
Cooper City
FL, US
Charles R Slater
Fort Lauderdale
FL, US
Dana W Ryan
Davie
FL, US
Agent
David P Gordon
Assignee
Symbiosis Corporation
FL, US
IPC
A61B 17/20
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