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An endoscope system in accordance with the present invention comprises a plurality of endoscope modules having different treatment instruments mounted therein, an endoscope to which the endoscope modules can be attached, and a coupling member fixed to the distal part of an insertion unit of the endoscope and used to make the plurality of endoscope modules freely exchangeable. The plurality of endoscope modules having the different treatment instruments mounted therein are freely exchangeable to be coupled to the distal part of the insertion unit of the endoscope.

Title
Endoscope system
Application Number
9/128320
Publication Number
6059719
Application Date
August 3, 1998
Publication Date
May 9, 2000
Inventor
Akira Suzuki
Yamanashi
JP
Yasuhito Kura
Hachioji
JP
Hiroki Moriyama
Akishima
JP
Takayuki Suzuki
Hachioji
JP
Koji Kanbara
Hachioji
JP
Hideki Shimonaka
Hachioji
JP
Koichi Kawashima
Tokyo
JP
Masahiro Ishikawa
Hachioji
JP
Tetsuya Yamamoto
Hachioji
JP
Agent
Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
Assignee
Olympus Optical
JP
IPC
A61B 1/00
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