08088101 is referenced by 55 patents and cites 848 patents.

Sinusitis, mucocysts, tumors, infections, hearing disorders, choanal atresia, fractures and other disorders of the paranasal sinuses, Eustachian tubes, Lachrymal ducts and other ear, nose, throat and mouth structures are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches and, in many cases, flexible catheters as opposed to instruments having rigid shafts. Various diagnostic procedures and devices are used to perform imaging studies, mucus flow studies, air/gas flow studies, anatomic dimension studies and endoscopic studies. Access and occluding devices may be used to facilitate insertion of working devices such as endoscopes, wires, probes, needles, catheters, balloon catheters, dilation catheters, dilators, balloons, tissue cutting or remodeling devices, suction or irrigation devices, imaging devices, sizing devices, biopsy devices, image-guided devices containing sensors or transmitters, electrosurgical devices, energy emitting devices, devices for injecting diagnostic or therapeutic agents, devices for implanting devices such as stents, substance eluting or delivering devices and implants, etc.

Title
Devices, systems and methods for treating disorders of the ear, nose and throat
Application Number
11/925357
Publication Number
8088101 (B2)
Application Date
October 26, 2007
Publication Date
January 3, 2012
Inventor
Amrish Jayprakash Walke
Santa Clara
CA, US
Theodore C Lamson
Pleasanton
CA, US
Julia D Vrany
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Joshua Makower
Los Altos
CA, US
John Y Chang
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Steptoe & Johnson
Assignee
Acclarent
CA, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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