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Expandable assemblies for treating a tissue region at or near a sphincter comprises a support basket formed from an array of spines. A mechanism flexes the spines to expand and collapse the basket. Electrodes carried by the spines for advancement in a path to penetrate the tissue region upon expansion of the basket. The basket can be formed from a mechanical array of molded, jointed spines, or from an extruded tube having axial slits forming the spines.

Title
Expandable electrode assemblies for forming lesions to treat dysfunction in sphincters and adjoining tissue regions
Application Number
9/304773
Publication Number
6258087 (B1)
Application Date
May 4, 1999
Publication Date
July 10, 2001
Inventor
Jay Chin
Fremont
CA, US
Scott West
Livermore
CA, US
David Utley
San Carlos
CA, US
John Gaiser
Mountain View
CA, US
Stuart Edwards
Portola Valley
CA, US
Agent
Ryan Kromholz & Manion SC
US
Assignee
Curon Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61B 18/18
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