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A proximal housing for a full-thickness resection device (FTRD) is provided with a plurality of chambers through which fasteners are introduced into a portion of tissue to be resected. The proximal housing has a noncircular cut-out opposite the plurality of chambers to receive a noncircular endoscope. The proximal housing also is provided with a resection cavity into which the tissue to be resected is to be received. In addition, shaft openings are provided through which mounting shafts may be inserted. A noncircular endoscope is also disclosed for insertion into the cut-out whereby the endoscope has passages to house the functions of remote viewing, illumination, insufflation and irrigation.

Title
Non-circular resection device and endoscope
Application Number
9/906142
Publication Number
6629630 (B2)
Application Date
July 17, 2001
Publication Date
October 7, 2003
Inventor
Ronald Adams
Holliston
MA, US
Agent
Fay Kaplun & Marcin
US
Assignee
SciMed Life Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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