GB2109241A - Endoscope together with another medical appliance - Google Patents

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GB2109241A
GB2109241A GB08226078A GB8226078A GB2109241A GB 2109241 A GB2109241 A GB 2109241A GB 08226078 A GB08226078 A GB 08226078A GB 8226078 A GB8226078 A GB 8226078A GB 2109241 A GB2109241 A GB 2109241A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B1/00Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
    • A61B1/00064Constructional details of the endoscope body
    • A61B1/00071Insertion part of the endoscope body
    • A61B1/0008Insertion part of the endoscope body characterised by distal tip features
    • A61B1/00098Deflecting means for inserted tools
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B1/00Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
    • A61B1/00131Accessories for endoscopes
    • A61B1/00135Oversleeves
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B1/00Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
    • A61B1/00131Accessories for endoscopes
    • A61B1/0014Fastening elements for attaching accessories to the outside of an endoscope shaft, e.g. clips, clamps or bands
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B1/00Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
    • A61B1/00142Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor with means for preventing contamination, e.g. by using a sanitary sheath
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B1/00Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
    • A61B1/012Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor characterised by internal passages or accessories therefor
    • A61B1/015Control of fluid supply or evacuation
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B1/00Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
    • A61B1/012Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor characterised by internal passages or accessories therefor
    • A61B1/018Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor characterised by internal passages or accessories therefor for receiving instruments

Abstract

An apparatus for locating a medical implement (e.g. forceps, cutting tool) on an endoscope and adapted to be positioned longitudinally on the exterior of an endoscope, which endoscope comprises a forward end section 11 provided with an observation win- dow 11a, a tail manipulating section 12 provided with an eyepiece 12a, and a connecting section 13 connecting these sections, comprises a tube 23 for covering a medical implement guide tube 21 together with the connecting section 13 of the endoscope to locate the guide tube on the connecting section. It further comprises a medical implement control chamber 22a communicating with the guide tube and provided with a rocking piece 40 for rocking the tip of a medical implement 30 in the vicinity of the forward end section of the endoscope, and a manipulating wire 50 having one end connected with the rocking piece 40 and the other end to the tail manipulating section to control the rocking piece. <IMAGE>

Description

SPECIFICATION Adaptor type medical instrument introducing appar atus This invention relation to an adaptor type medical implement introducing apparatus adapted to be mounted on an endoscope, for introducing a medic al implement such as forceps into a body region unobservable from the exterior.

In general, endoscopes are used to observe re gions of a body unobservable from the exterior thereof, e.g. human body cavities and the interiors of engines and other machines. Many endoscopes recently developed for observation of the interiors of body cavities are provided with a medical implement introducing channel for inserting medical imple ments, such as forceps or the conductors of electric scalpels, in order to sample or treat tissue cells at an affected portion of a human body.

However, incorporating a medical implement in troducing channel in an endoscope integrally there with is not advantageous because the outer dia meter of the section of the endoscope inserted into a body cavity becomes large, causing the patient pain.

Further, if the outer diameter of the section of the endoscope inserted into a body cavity is limited so as not to pain the patient, the endoscope can incorporate only a medical implement introducing channel of a small inner diameter and, therefore, only a small medical implement can be introduced into the body cavity under examination.

In view of the above circumstances, it has been proposed in Japanese Utility Model Publication No.

56(1981) - 8642 and Japanese Unexamined Utility Model Publication No. 52 (1977) - 41983 to use an adaptor type medical implement introducing appar atus provided with a medical implement introducing channel which can be releasably mounted on an endoscope.

In the adaptor type medical implement introduc ing apparatus disclosed in Japanese Utility Model Publication No.56(1981)- 8642, a guide body positioned on the outer circumference of a tube constituting a medical implement introducing chan nel is fitted to a rail-like guide way positioned on the outer circumference of the section of an endoscope inserted into a body cavity. In the apparatus dis closed in Japanese Unexamined Utility Model Pub 3 location No.52 (1977) - 41983, only the end of a tube constituting a medical implement introducing chan nel is coupled with a through hole positioned at the end of an endoscope.

Accordingly, in the apparatus described in Japanese Utility Model Publication No.56(1981)- 8642, a rail-like guide way must be formed in advance in the endoscope. In the apparatus dis closed in Japanese Unexamined Utility Model Pub lication No. 52 (1977) - 41983, it is necessary to form b athrough hole at the end of the endoscope so as to securely clamp the end of the endoscope so as to securely clamp the end of the tube constituting the medical implement introducing channel. Further, in the latter case, the apparatus has no means for fixing the intermediate section of the tube, so that the tube is liable to get entangled with the section of the endoscope inserted into a body cavity.

Viewed from one aspect the present invention provides an adaptor type medical implement introducing apparatus adapted to be positioned longitudinally on the exterior of an endoscope, which endoscope comprises a forward end section provided with an observation window, a tail manipulating section provided with an eyepiece, and a connecting section connecting said forward end section with said tail manipulating section; the adaptor type medical implement introducing apparatus comprising a covering means for covering both a medical implement guide tube and said connecting section of an endoscope so as to locate said guide tube on said connecting section with a forward end opening of said guide tube positioned in the vicinity of said forward end section and a tail end opening thereof positioned in the vicinity of said tail manipulating section.

Viewed from another aspect the present invention provides an adaptor type medical implement introducing apparatus including a medical implement guide tube adapted to be positioned longitudinally on the exterior of an endoscope, which endoscope comprises a forward end section provided with an observation window, a tail manipulating section provided with an eyepiece, and a connecting section connecting said forward end section with said tail manipulating section; the adaptor type medical implement introducing apparatus comprising: a) a medical implement leading means connected with a forward end opening of said medical implement guide tube and provided with a medical implement rocking means for rocking the tip of a medical implement, said leading means being capable of being releasably mounted on said forward end section of said endoscope, and b) a manipulating wire or the like having one end connected with said medical implement rocking means and the other end adapted to extend to said tail manipulating section along said medical implement guiding tube to control said medical implement rocking means.

When mounted on an endoscope having no medical implement introducing channel,the adaptor type medical implement introducing apparatus in accordance with the present invention makes it possible to introduce a medical implement to the interior of a body cavity or a machine and conduct necessary treatment while observing the interior.

When the apparatus is mounted on an endoscope incorporating a medical implement introducing channel, it is possible to to use two medical implements, for example one for pulling tissue cells to be cut and sampled and the other for cutting the tissue cells. It is also possible to use medical implements having various outer diameters by using as the medical implement introducing channel tubes having various inner diameters, for example 1.8 mm, 2.8 mm and 4.0 mm. Further, the apparatus in accordance with the present invention can be manufactured at a low cost and, therefore, may be discarded after use. The apparatus is also easy to sterilize and very advantageous from the hygienic viewpoint.

In the accompanying drawings: Figure 1 is a perspective view showing an endoscope on which an adaptor type medical implement introducing apparatus in accordance with the present invention is to be mounted, Figure2 is a perspective view showing an embodiment of the adaptor type medical implement introducing apparatus in accordance with the present invention capable of being mounted on the endoscope shown in Figure 1, Figure 3 is a perspective view showing the apparatus shown in Figure 2 mounted on the endoscope shown in Figure 1, Figure 4 is an explanatory view shoing a section for controlling a medical implement, Figure 5 is a sectional view taken along the line A-A' in Figure 2, and Figure 6 is a perspective view showing a means for dismounting a covering tube of the apparatus in accordance with the present invention.

Figure 1 shows an endoscope on which the adaptor type medical implement introducing apparatus in accordance with the present invention is to be mounted. In Figure 1, an endoscope 10 comprises an forward end section 11, a tail manipulating section 12 and a connecting section 13 for connecting the sections 11 and 12 to form a section for insertion into a body cavity together with the section 11. At the end of section 11 is positioned an illuminating window 1 la for illuminating the portion to be observed. An image of the illuminated portion passes through an observation window 11 b and is transmitted through an optical observation system (not shown) to be made visible through an eyepiece 12a.The endoscope 10 is a known side-viewing type endoscope provided with a washing device for jetting washing liquid and air from a water and air nozzle 11c positioned attheforward end section 11 by operating a water feeding button 1 2b and an air feeding button 12c provided on the tail manipulating section 12, for example when the observation window 11b is stained by a body fluid orthe like.

Figure 2 shows an embodiment of the adaptor type medical implement introducing apparatus in accordance with the present invention, which is capable of being mounted on the endoscope shown in Figure 1. In Figure 2, an adaptor type apparatus 20 for introducing a medical implement comprises a tube 21 constituting a medical implement introducing channel, a medical implement leading means in the form of a forward end fitting section 22 secured to the forward end of the tube 21, a covering tube 23 secured at one end to the forward end fitting section 22 (the covering tube 23 secured at one end to the forward end fitting section 22 (the covering tube 23 need not be secured thereto), and a tail mounting section 24 positioned in the vicinity of the tail end of the tube 21.The forward end fitting section 22 is provided with a medical implement control chamber 22a communicated with the forward end opening (not shown) of the tube 21, and a forward end section fitting chamber 22b for receiving the forward end section 11 of the endoscope 10. In the medical implement control chamber 22a is positioned a rocking piece 40 shown in Figure 4, which engages with the tip of a medical implement 30 such as a forceps or the conductor of an electric scalpel introduced through the tube 21 and led out of an opening 22a' of the medical implement control chamber 22a. The rocking piece 40 is used to rock the medical implement 30 and control the direction of the tip of the medical implement 30.The rocking piece 40 is pivoted on a shaft 41 as shown in Figure 4, and connected to the end of a manipulating wire 50 extending through a wire conduct 21a (Figure 5) which is formed in the tube 21 integrally therewith.

The tail end of the manipulating wire 50 is led out from the vicinity of the tail end of the tube 21 and connected to a manipulating lever 60 pivotally mounted on a shaft 61 of the tail mounting section 24.

The forward end section fitting chamber 22b at the forward end fitting section 22 is provided with an opening 22b' for exposing the illuminating window 11 a and the observation window 11 b of the forward end section of the endoscope 10 when the forward end section 11 is inserted and fitted in the chamber 22b.

The covering tube 23 of the apparatus 20 is formed of a synthetic resin tube shrinkable with heat. When the apparatus 20 is mounted on the endoscope 10, the covering tube 23 is preferably rolled up towards the forward end as shown in Figure 2 to facilitate the mounting operation. When the covering tube 23 is applied on the tube 21 constituting the medical implement introducing channel and the periphery of the connecting section 13 of the endoscope 10, the covering tube 23 is liable to come into close contact with the tube 21 and the connection section 13 and cannot easily be dismounted therefrom. To facilitate dismounting the covering tube 23, a seal-breaking member 23a is positioned longitudinally on the covering tube 23 in the embodiment shown in Figure 2.However, the seal breaking member 23a need not be provided if the covering tube 23 is made of a material exhibiting high stretchability such as rubber.

The tail mounting section 24 of the apparatus 20 consists of a mounting plate section 24a to which the tail end of the tube 21 is secured and on which the manipulating lever 60 is mounted, and two belts 24b and 24c for securing the mounting plate section 24a to a side face 12d ofthetail manipulating section 12 of the endoscope 10.

The apparatus 20 described above can be mounted on the endoscope 10 and used as described below.

To mount the apparatus 20 on the endoscope 10, the forward end section 11 of the endoscope 10 is inserted through the covering tube 23 rolled up as shown in Figure 2 into the forward end section fitting chamber 22b of the forward end fitting section 22 of the apparatus 20. Thereafter, covering tube 23 the connecting section 13 of the endoscope 10 and tube 21 constituting the medical implement introducing channel, and the tail mounting section 24 is fitted to the tail manipulating section 12 ofthe endoscope 10 by the belts 24b and 24c. The covering tube 23 is then pulled towards the tail side so that the covering tube 23 is not twisted, and its then shrunk by heat using, for example, hot water or hot air. The final heat shrinking need not be conducted when the covering tube 23 is made of a material exhibiting high stretchability such as rubber.

Figure 3 shows the apparatus 20 mounted on the endoscope 10 as described above. After the apparatus 20 is mounted on the endoscope 10, a medical implement is inserted from the opening at the tail of the tube 21 into a section unobservable from the exterior via the medical implement control chamber 22a, and the tip of the medical implement can be psitioned at a portion to be treated to conduct necessary treatment while the portion to be treated is observed in the same way as with the conventional endoscope having a built-in medical implement introducing channel.

The apparatus 20 can be easily dismounted from the endoscope 10 by pulling one end of the sealbreaking member 23a shown in Figure 3 towards the forward end section to cut the covering tube 23 as shown in Figure 6. When the covering tube 23 is made of a stretchable tube, the apparatus 20 can be dismounted from the endoscope 10 by rolling up the covering tube 23 towards the forward end section.

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1. An adaptor type medical implement introducing apparatus adapted to be positioned longitudinal- ly on the exterior of an endoscope, which endoscope comprises a forward end section provided with an observation window, a tail manipulating section provided with an eyepiece, and a connecting section connecting said forward end section with said tail manipulating section; the adaptor type medical implement introducing apparatus comprising a covering means for covering both a medical implement guide tube and said connecting section of an endoscope so as to locate said guide tube on said connecting section with a forward end opening of said guide tube positioned in the vicinity of said forward end section and a tail end opening thereof positioned in the vicinity of said tail manipulating section.
2. An apparatus as claimed in claim 1, wherein said covering means is a tube made of a heatshrinkable material.
3. An adaptor type medical implement introducing apparatus including a medical implement guide tube adapted to be positioned longitudinally on the exterior of an endoscope, which endoscope comprises a forward end section provided with an observation window, a tail manipulating section provided with an eyepiece, and a connecting section connecting said forward end section with said tail manipulating section; the adaptor type medical impement introducing apparatus comrising: a) a medical implement leading means connected with a forward end opening of said medical implement guide tube and provided with a medical implement rocking means for rocking the tip of a medical implement, said leading means being capable of being releasably mounted on said forward end section of said endoscope, and b) a manipulating wire or the like having one end connected with said medical implement rocking means and the other end adapted to extend to said tail manipulating section along said medical implement guide tube to control said medical implement rocking means.
4. An apparatus as claimed in claim 3, wherein said manipulating wire or the like extends through a wire conduit provided in said medical implement guide tube integrally therewith.
5. An apparatus as claimed in claim 3 or 4, wherein said other end of said manipulating wire or the like is connected to a medical implement rocking manipulating means capable of being releasably mounted on said tail manipulating section of said endoscope.
6. An adaptor type medical instrument introducing apparatus substantially as hereinbefore described with reference ot the accompanying drawings.
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