Medical Instrument For Accessing A Breast Duct

  • Published: Jul 30, 2008
  • Earliest Priority: Dec 23 2003
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A device for being introduced and positioned within a breast duct for introducing or removing material within the breast duct is provided. The apparatus comprises a manifold hub comprising a sealing fitting for sealing about a ductal introducer extending through the manifold hub at one end of the manifold hub the sealing fitting including an aperture that may be repeatedly opened and closed, the sides of the manifold hub comprising two opposing flexible arms connected at one end to the base of the hub and unconnected at the other end and substantially parallel to one another, the arms are held in a sprung position such that the unconnected ends of said arms compress the sealing fitting such that the aperture is closed and when the arms are compressed, the unconnected ends of the arms no longer compress the sealing fitting and the aperture is opened.


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  • Publication: Jul 30, 2008
  • Application: Dec 17, 2004
    EP EP 08008505 A
  • Priority: Dec 17, 2004
    EP EP 04815131 A
  • Priority: Dec 23, 2003
    US US 74612803 A
  • Priority: Dec 23, 2003
    US US 74695003 A
  • Priority: Dec 23, 2003
    US US 74694003 A
  • Priority: Dec 23, 2003
    US US 74612103 A
  • Priority: Dec 23, 2003
    US US 74611703 A

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