Endoscope Applicator And Endoscope Apparatus


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The invention provides an endoscope apparatus, comprising a balloon endoscope (410) with an insert portion (412), and an applicator through which the insert portion (412) of the endoscope (410) is inserted into a body cavity. At least one of the insert portion (412) and the applicator is equipped with a pull-out force measuring device (480, 482) which measures pull-out force of the insert portion (412) or applicator. The applicator may be an overtube with a balloon at its tip. The pull-out force measuring device may be a strain gauge.


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  • Publication: Jul 16, 2008
  • Application: Jan 26, 2005
    EP EP 08008343 A
  • Priority: Jan 26, 2005
    EP EP 05250380 A
  • Priority: Nov 5, 2004
    JP 2004322798 A
  • Priority: Feb 25, 2004
    JP 2004049467 A
  • Priority: Jan 30, 2004
    JP 2004023713 A
  • Priority: Jan 30, 2004
    JP 2004023715 A

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