05728094 is referenced by 162 patents and cites 98 patents.

An ablation apparatus is provided which ablates at least a portion of an interior of a body structure while reducing a swelling response in the body structure. The apparatus provides a catheter including a catheter tissue interface surface and a port formed in the catheter tissue interface surface. An electrode is at least partially positioned in the interior of the catheter and configured to be advanced and retracted in and out of the port. The electrode includes an electrode electromagmetic energy delivery surface. A cooling element includes a cooling medium inlet conduit and a cooling medium exit conduit, both extending through an interior of the catheter forming at least a partial cooled catheter tissue interface surface. The electrode electromagnetic energy delivery surface is thermally isolated from the cooling element. An electrode advancement and retraction device is at least partially positioned in the interior of the catheter. A cable is coupled to the electrode.

Title
Method and apparatus for treatment of air way obstructions
Application Number
606195
Publication Number
5728094
Application Date
May 3, 1996
Publication Date
March 17, 1998
Inventor
Stuart D Edwards
Los Altos
CA, US
Agent
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati
Assignee
Somnus Medical Technologies
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/36
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