06066102 is referenced by 71 patents and cites 43 patents.

A biopsy forceps device is provided for obtaining tissue samples at a site within the body, while maintaining access to the site through an access lumen of the biopsy forceps. The device includes an elongate tubular body for introduction into the body and navigation to an area of interest. An inner tubular member having a lumen, or a plurality of lumens, extends through or adjacent the outer tubular member, from the proximal end to the distal end, where cutting jaws are provided. The cutting jaws are rotatably mounted at the distal end of the device and are controlled by movement of the inner tubular member. The inner tubular member is coupled with a handle portion allowing control of the cutting jaws at the proximal end. Access to the lumen of the inner tubular member is gained at the proximal end, where a luer fitting is provided. The lumen of the inner tubular member has a removable optical fiber disposed therethrough and allows for a variety of medical instruments to be inserted so that the instruments can be used coaxially in the same location as where the biopsy sample is taken.

Title
Optical biopsy forceps system and method of diagnosing tissue
Application Number
9/37240
Publication Number
6066102
Application Date
March 9, 1998
Publication Date
May 23, 2000
Inventor
Mark H Feddern
Chocorua
NH, US
David E Porter
Center Sandwich
NH, US
John P Farris
Plymouth
NH, US
James L Pokorney
Northfield
MN, US
Scott R Wilson
Maple Grove
MN, US
Chester E Sievert Jr
Mahtomedi
MN, US
Brian T McMahon
Minnetonka
MN, US
Greg L Townsend
Plymouth
MN, US
Agent
Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A
Assignee
SpectraScience
MN, US
IPC
A61B 10/00
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