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An endoscopic morcellator includes a tubular portion with an elongated auger rotatably positioned within its bore. An aperture near the distal end of the tubular portion permits access for body tissue to contact the auger. The auger is driven by a reversible motor which is powered by a battery pack. A container collects morcellized tissue which is aspirated by means of a suction tube.

Title
Morcellator
Application Number
8/311395
Publication Number
5569284
Application Date
September 23, 1994
Publication Date
October 29, 1996
Inventor
Frank J Viola
Sandy Hook
CT, US
Dominick L Mastri
Bridgeport
CT, US
Michael S Kolesa
Norwalk
CT, US
Salvatore Castro
Seymour
CT, US
Darryl S Pereira
Monroe
CT, US
Wayne P Young
Brewster
NY, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/32
A61B 17/14
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