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Methods and apparatus are provided for cauterizing predetermined volumes of abnormal biological tissue using a user selectable or adjustable energy applicator including two or more electrodes having electrode parameters configured cause cauterization of predetermined volumes when operated in a bipolar mode. The energy applicators are employed with a control device that couples the energy applicators to a power source and includes circuitry for interrupting activation of the energy applicator when the current between the two or more electrodes decreases more than a predetermined amount from the current sensed upon initial activation of the energy applicator.

Title
Methods and apparatus for therapeutic cauterization of predetermined volumes of biological tissue
Application Number
398644
Publication Number
6106524
Application Date
July 3, 1997
Publication Date
August 22, 2000
Inventor
Peter A Crosby
Bellevue
WA, US
Ascher Shmulewitz
Mercer Island
WA, US
Philip E Eggers
Dublin
OH, US
Agent
Fish & Neave
Agent
Nicola A Pisano
Assignee
Neothermia Corporation
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/39
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