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Methods and apparatus for delivering a medical instrument over the exterior of an endoscope while the endoscope is installed in the patient's body allow the use of instruments which are too large to fit through the lumena of an endoscope. Furthermore, the invention allows the elimination of working lumena in an endoscope thereby minimizing the likelihood of contamination.

Title
Methods and apparatus for delivering a medical instrument over an endoscope while the endoscope is in a body lumen
Application Number
9/931528
Publication Number
6569085 (B2)
Application Date
August 16, 2001
Publication Date
May 27, 2003
Inventor
Michael Sean McBrayer
Miami
FL, US
Charles R Slater
Fort Lauderdale
FL, US
Juergen A Kortenbach
Miami Springs
FL, US
Agent
Gordon & Jacobson P C
US
Assignee
Syntheon
FL, US
IPC
A61B 1/00
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