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A stabilizer member includes a layer of malleable, shape-retaining material to be disposed on an external surface of tissue forming the wall of an anatomical cavity to allow one or more medical instruments to be inserted through the layer and into the anatomical cavity with the layer stabilizing the instruments longitudinally and angularly relative to the cavity wall. The malleable, shape-retaining properties of the layer allow it to be shaped by a surgeon to a desired configuration to, in turn, provide the cavity wall with a desired configuration creating or increasing the size of a space within the anatomical cavity.

Title
Method and apparatus for use in endoscopic procedures
Application Number
7/930929
Publication Number
5375588
Application Date
August 17, 1992
Publication Date
December 27, 1994
Inventor
InBae Yoon
2101 Highland Ridge Dr., Phoenix, 21131
MD, US
IPC
A61B 1/00
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