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Tonsillectome

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US1924348A
US1924348A US63205432A US1924348A US 1924348 A US1924348 A US 1924348A US 63205432 A US63205432 A US 63205432A US 1924348 A US1924348 A US 1924348A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/24Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets for use in the oral cavity, larynx, bronchial passages or nose; Tongue scrapers
    • A61B17/26Tonsillotomes, with or without means for stopping bleeding

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R. F. BROWN TONSILLECTOME Aug. 29, 1933.

Filed Sept. 7, 1932 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 [nvenlor ,4 Home y Paten Aug; 2 I! i 21,924,348

N EQ OMEI BoderickF. Brown, auusioklak I YApplicationSeptember 7,19321 Srial-Noi63f4305 1 j v eol ims; (Cline-309). I a. I a V 'Ihepresentinventionrelates to new and use an elongated operable forcre atinga i iul improvementsvin tonsillectomes and has for suction orpartial" vacuum in the cup 6. The pisits primary object to provide, in a manner as tonBiSseouredat one end by a screw 9 toa'slide hereinafter set forth,,an instrument of this char- 10 which is operable inthe ban-ell, said slide hav acter embodying a novel construction,,cornbinar. ing projections on diametrically;opposite sides '60.

tion and arrangement of parts throu'gh the rnethereof whichgtravel in the, slots 2 and which dium of which. a tonsillectomy-operation may be terminate in finger receiving yeyes 11. It will expeditiously performed with one hand thus be seen that the elements ,10 and'f-ilconstie Other objects of the invention areto provide tute a finger'piece for actuating, the piston ii;

a tonsillectcme which will be simple in construc- This fingerpiece is designated generally byl'the 5 tion, strong, durable, highly efiicient and relireference numeral l2xand has mounted thereon able in use, light in weight, compact,. and which a split band 13 whichpencircles the barreland may be manufactured at low cost. Y r which has pivotally mounted between its end por- I All of the foregoing and still further objects tions a, pawl 14: 'which'isengageable with the 15 and advantages of the invention will become ratchet teeth 4'for r'eleasably locking the piston8 apparent from a study of'the following specifiin any-desired; position. Fl i r cation, taken in connection with the accompany- A rod 15is mounted for longitudinal; movement ,ing drawings, wherein like characters'of refer- "in thelcannulafi and extends 'slidably .into the encev designate corresponding parts throughout piston, 8. -At one end; the rod'15v is iormedto the several views, and whe'reinz l provide a hook 16' for engagement with a wire Figure 1 is abottorn plan view of a 'tonsillecvloop or ;snare 17'whichnorrna'lly is disposed in tome constructed in accordance withthe present, ,the, mouth portion. of thecupifi. -The; other end invention.u

- j l of theflrod 15 has formedthereon ahead;18,for

. Figure 2 is a view in sideelevationthereof. engagementlby the internal shoulder '19'in the Figure 3 is'a view in verticalllongitudinal sec' piston 8 forconnecting the rod to said piston. for 80 tion throughthe instrument. M a r actuation thereby after limited initial movement FigureA'is-a' view in vertical transverse sec,- of said piston, independently of the-rod has 00-.-

tion, taken substantially on thexline of curred; The screw v9 projects longitudinally into Figure 2. thepiston 8 and" has its inner end isocketed -for .Figure5 is1a view incvertical transverse-sec .thereceptionof a proj'e,ction.20, onl the headyl8. 5

" Figure '7 is a detail view'in perspective of-the, two-fingers of the hand are inserted inthe eyes tion, taken substantially on the line 55 of Fig- If desired, the mouth portion of the cup 6 may ure 3. t be provided with an annular groove or channel for I Figure 6 is a detail view in perspectivefof the, the reception of the share 17.

snare actuating rod, In use, the thumb is inserted inith'e eye 3 and piston. l 11 of the fin'gerpiece 12.- The cup 6 is then po- Figure 8 is a detail view in perspective oithe sitionedover the tonsil and the piston 8 is then 7 retaining pawl. 3 retracted in a manner .to create a suction inthe Figure 9 is a detail view inperspective of the cup6,'thereby drawingitheftonsil upwardly there- 40 Snare .into through the snare 17. As the piston 8 is 5 V side, the purpose of which will be presently set desired position, as previously stated, thus per- Referring now to the drawings in detail, it actuated in this manner, the shoulder19 therein will'be seen that the embodiment of'the inven-. engages thehead 18 on the rod 15 and the said tion which has been illustrated comprises an rod then moves with the pistondrawingwith it elongated barrel 1 of any suitable material having the snarel'lwhich severs the tonsiLf The suction from one end thereof. 'Threadedly mounted on seen thatthe removal has been accomplished in said one endof the barrel 1 is a thumb receiving one operation with one hand. During the operaeye 3. The barrel 1 is further provided with a tion, the pawl lei, which isv engaged ,with the longitudinal series of ratchet teeth 4 on its upper ratchet teeth 4, will retainthe piston8 any forth. i mitting the operator to make observations at any Threadedly mounted. on the otherend of the time, should this lbe desired; The screw 9 conbarrel '1 is a cannula 5 whichterminates, at its stitutes a stop for :the' rod 15 andprovides means free end, in a tonsil receiving cup 6. ,The barrel 1 1 for, returning saidrodto' its former position when may have mounted therein a cylinder '7 inwhich' the piston 8 is also returned to its former position.

diametrically opposite slots 2 extending thereinto retains the tonsil in the cup 6 and it will thus be "T i,

It is believed that the many advantages ofa tonsillectome constructed in accordance Withthe present invention will be readily understood, and

although the preferred embodiment of the invention is as illustrated and described, itis to be understood that changes in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to which will fall Within the scope of the invention as claimed.

. What is claimed is;

1. A tonsillectome comprising a barrel, afton sil receiving cup'on one end of the barrel and communicating with said barrel, a piston opera able in the barrel for creating a suction in, the cup for drawingthe tonsil'thereinto, a snare in the cup for severingthe tonsil, a rodconnected to the snare and extending'slidably intofthe piston, means for connecting the rodto the pistonfor actuation thereby after independent initial movement of said piston, and means for actuating the piston.

I 2. A tonsillectome comprising a barrel, a tonsil receiving cup mountedon the barrel and communicating therewith, a piston operable in the barrel for creating a suction in the cup and drawing the tonsil thereinto, a snare in the cup for severing the tonsil, means connecting the snare to the piston for actuation thereby, and means tor actuating the piston. t

3. A tonsillectome comprising a barrel, acannula mounted longitudinally on oneend of the barrel, a tonsil receiving cup on the free end of the cannula, saidcup communicating with the barrel, a piston operable in the barrel for creating a suction in the cup for drawing a tonsil thereinto, a snare mounted in the cup for severing the tonsil, a rod ,slida'bly mounted'in the cannula and extending slidably into the piston, means for piston, and means for releasably locking'the piston against movement in one direction; I

4. A tonsillectome comprising an elongated barrel, a cannula mounted on one end of the barrel, a tonsil receiving cup on the free end of the cannula, said cup communicating with the barrel, a piston operable in the barrel for creating a' suction inv the cup for drawing the tonsil thereinto, a snare in the cup for severing thetonsil, a

rod slidably mounted in the cannula and connected to .the snare, said rod extending slidably.

intof the piston, ,coacting means on the rod and on the piston for connecting the rod to said piston for actuation thereby after independent initial movement of the piston, the barrel having diametrically opposite slots therein, a finger- .piece slidable in the slots and secured to the piston, means for securing the piston in adjusted.

position, and a thumb receiving eye on the other end of the barrel.

receiving cup connected to'the barrel, means op.-

erable in the barrel for engaging a tonsil in the cup, means for manually actuating the firstnamed means, means for severing the tonsil, and

means operatively connecting the third-named means to the first-named means for actuation thereby. I

7. A tonsillectome comprising a cup for the reception of 1 a tonsil, suction means connected With-the cup for drawing the tonsil thereinto, means for severing the tonsil, and means connecting the severing means to the suction means for actuation thereby. KB. A tonsillectome comprising a cup for the reception of a tonsil, suction means connected with the cup for drawing the tonsil thereinto, means for severing. the tonsil, and means connecting the severing means to the suction means for actuation thereby after initial independent movement of said suction means. 1 I

' 9. A tonsillectome comprising a barrel, a tonsil receiving cup connected to the barrel, means operable in the barrel for engaging a tonsil in: the

cup, means for actuating the first-named means,

means. for severing the tonsil, and means operatively connecting the tonsil severing means to the first-namedmeans for' actuation thereby RODERICK F. BROWN.

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