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An electrosurgical coagulation instrument specifically designed to be insertable through a cannula for use in coagulating tissue during a laparoscopic or other scope-type procedure. The instrument has both bipolar forceps jaw paddles and bipolar needle electrodes. The needle electrodes are selectively extendable from the distal end of the instrument by manipulation of a knob member in a proximal handle. The needle electrodes can be extended to thereby enter certain tissue such as a tumor to thereby effectuate desiccation thereof and a gradual shrinkage.

Title
Electrosurgical forceps with needle electrodes
Application Number
9/264751
Publication Number
6190386 (B1)
Application Date
March 9, 1999
Publication Date
February 20, 2001
Inventor
Mark A Rydell
Golden Valley
MN, US
Agent
Nikolai Mersereau & Dietz P A
US
Assignee
Everest Medical Corporation
MN, US
IPC
A61B 18/14
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