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A bipolar biopsy device comprising two biopsy tissue collecting receptacles wherein at least one biopsy tissue collecting receptacle is pivotable in relation to the other and wherein each biopsy tissue collecting receptacle supports an electrode portion thereon to which current can flow and a cutting edge that is electrically insulated from the electrode portion. The electrode portion coagulates the tissue surrounding the cutting portion. The cut tissue sample is retained within the receptacles so that it maybe removed for biopsy purposes. Preferably, each biopsy receptacle is individually pivotable in relation to the other and the device is dimensioned to have utility in endoscopic or similar procedures.

Title
Endoscopic bipolar biopsy forceps
Application Number
8/375953
Publication Number
5603711
Application Date
January 20, 1995
Publication Date
February 18, 1997
Inventor
Richard K Poppe
Minneapolis
MN, US
David J Parins
Corcoran
MN, US
Agent
Haugen and Nikolai P A
Assignee
Everest Medical
MN, US
IPC
A61B 10/00
A61B 17/39
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