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Kenneth R Fox, A Arthur Coster: Method for laser treatment of body lumens. Pillco Partnership, Wigman & Cohen, August 20, 1991: US05041108 (112 worldwide citation)

A laser microsurgical method and apparatus are disclosed for safely treating occluded body lumens with laser energy. The disclosed method involves the use of pulsed laser energy from an argon-ion laser to destroy the tissue of luminal occlusions, such as atheromatous plaque and the like, with substa ...


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Kenneth R Fox, A Arthur Coster: Expandable fiberoptic catheter and method of intraluminal laser transmission. Pillco Partnership, Wigman Cohen Leitner & Myers, March 7, 1995: US05395361 (46 worldwide citation)

A catheter system for intraluminal laser surgery is disclosed. The catheter system comprises an elastically expansible catheter sheath housing a plurality of optical fibers arranged in a circular array about an inflatable balloon. Inflation and deflation of the balloon expands and contracts the diam ...