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Uterine artery characterization, and occlusion device

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WO2002078522B1
WO2002078522B1 PCT/US2002/009549 US0209549W WO2002078522B1 WO 2002078522 B1 WO2002078522 B1 WO 2002078522B1 US 0209549 W US0209549 W US 0209549W WO 2002078522 B1 WO2002078522 B1 WO 2002078522B1
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Fred Burbank
Grieg E Altieri
Michael L Jones
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Vascular Control Systems Inc
Fred Burbank
Grieg E Altieri
Michael L Jones
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Abstract

A system is provided for compressing one or both of the uterine arteries of a patient which is at least in part shaped to complement the shape of the exterior of the cervix, which allows the system to be self-positioning. One or more Doppler chips can be mounted or incorporated into the system which permit the practitioner to better identify the uterine artery and monitor blood flow therein. A tenaculum-like element can be further included which secures the system to the patient's cervix.

Claims

AMENDED CLAIMS[received by the International Bureau on 04 February 2003 (04.02.03);Original claims 1-66 replaced by amended claims 1-66; original claims 67-80 cancelled (10 pages)]
1. A device for applying pressure to a uterine artery of a patient comprising: a handle having a proximal end and a distal end; and a pressure-applying portion mounted to the handle distal end, the pressure-applying portion having a distal end face configured to press body tissue within a body cavity, a side surface and a sensor.
2. A device in accordance with Claim 1, wherein the pressure-applying portion is a first pressure-applying portion, and further comprising a second pressure- applying portion spaced apart from the first pressure-applying portion; and wherein the handle is connected to at least one of the pressure-applying portions.
3. A device in accordance with Claim 2, wherein said sensor comprises at least one Doppler crystal attached to said pressure-applying portion, the at least one Doppler crystal having a direction of view directed away from said pressure-applying portion distal end face.
4. A device in accordance with Claim 2, wherein the at least one Doppler crystal is releasably attached to the pressure-applying portion distal end face.
5. A device in accordance with Claim 2, wherein the at least one Doppler crystal is integrally formed in the pressure-applying portion distal end face.
6. A device in accordance with Claim 2, wherein the at least one Doppler crystal comprises a plurality of Doppler crystals attached to said pressure-applying portion.
7. A device in accordance with Claim 6, wherein the Doppler crystals each have a direction of view, the directions of view of the Doppler crystals being parallel.
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8. A device in accordance with Claim 6, wherein the Doppler crystals each have a direction of view perpendicular to the pressure-applying portion distal end face.
9. A device in accordance with Claim 6, wherein the Doppler crystals have directions of view, said directions of view comprising diverging directions.
10. A device in accordance with Claim 6, wherein the Doppler crystals have a plurality of directions of view, a first of the plurality of directions being perpendicular to the compressing portion distal end face, and at least a second of plurality of directions of view being at an angle to the first direction of view.
11. A device in accordance with Claim 6, wherein the Doppler crystals are releasably attached to the pressure-applying portion distal end face.
12. A device in accordance with Claim 6, wherein the Doppler crystals are integrally formed in the pressure-applying portion distal end face.
13. A device in accordance with Claim 6, wherein the Doppler crystals are equally spaced from each other.
14. A device in accordance with Claim 1, further comprising:
at least one Doppler crystal attached to the pressure-applying portion, the at least one Doppler crystal having a direction of view directed away from the pressure-applying portion distal end face.
15. A device in accordance with Claim 14, wherein the at least one Doppler crystal is releasably attached to said pressure-applying portion distal end face.
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16. A device in accordance with Claim 14, wherein the at least one Doppler crystal is integrally formed in said pressure-applying portion distal end face.
17. A device in accordance with Claim 14, wherein the at least one Doppler crystal comprises a plurality of Doppler crystals attached to said pressure-applying portion.
18. A device in accordance with Claim 17, wherein the Doppler crystals each have a direction of view, the directions of view of the Doppler crystals being parallel.
19. A device in accordance with Claim 17, wherein the Doppler crystals have directions of view comprising diverging directions.
20. A device in accordance with Claim 17, wherein the directions of view of the Doppler crystals comprise a plurality of directions of view including at least a first direction of view perpendicular to the pressure-applying portion distal end face, and at least a second direction of view at an angle to the first direction of view.
21. A device in accordance with Claim 17, wherein the Doppler crystals are releasably attached to the pressure-applying portion distal end face.
22. A device in accordance with Claim 17, wherein the Doppler crystals are integrally formed in the pressure-applying portion distal end face.
23. A device in accordance with Claim 17, wherein the Doppler crystals are equally spaced from each other.
24. A device in accordance with Claim 1, wherein the side surface is concave.
25. A device in accordance with Claim 1, wherein the side surface is flat.
26. A device for applying pressure to a uterine artery of a patient comprising: a handle having a proximal end and a distal end; and a cylindrical pressure-applying portion mounted to the handle distal end, the pressure- applying portion including a distal end having a distal end face, and including a hollow interior space sized to receive a cervix of a female human patient therein when the pressure-applying portion is located around the cervix and the distal end face is positioned against the vaginal fornix of a female human patient.
27. A device in accordance with Claim 26, wherein the hollow interior space of the pressure-applying portion sized to receive the cervix of an adult female human patient comprises a cylindrical hollow interior space.
28. A device in accordance with Claim 26, wherein the hollow interior space of the cylindrical compressing portion has an inner diameter between about 2 cm and about 4 cm.
29. A device in accordance with Claim 26, wherein the hollow interior space of the cylindrical compressing portion has an inner diameter of about 3 cm.
30. A device in accordance with Claim 26, further comprising:
at least one Doppler crystal attached to the pressure-applying portion distal end, the at least one Doppler crystal having a direction of view perpendicular to the pressure-applying portion distal end face.
31. A device in accordance with Claim 30, wherein the at least one Doppler crystal is releasably attached to the pressure-applying portion distal end face.
32. A device in accordance with Claim 30, wherein the at least one Doppler crystal is integrally formed in the pressure-applying surface distal end face.
33. A device in accordance with Claim 26, further comprising a plurality of Doppler crystals attached to the pressure-applying portion.
34. A device in accordance with Claim 33, wherein the Doppler crystals each have a direction of view, the directions of view of the Doppler crystals being parallel.
35. A device in accordance with Claim 33, wherein the Doppler crystals each have a direction of view perpendicular to the compressing portion distal end face.
36. A device in accordance with Claim 33, wherein the Doppler crystals have directions of view comprising diverging directions.
37. A device in accordance with Claim 33, wherein the Doppler crystals have a plurality of directions of view, at least a first of the plurality of directions of view being perpendicular to the pressure-applying portion distal end face, and at least a second of the plurality of directions of view being at an angle to the first direction of view.
38. A device in accordance with Claim 33, wherein the Doppler crystals are releasably attached to the pressure-applying portion distal end face.
39. A device in accordance with Claim 33, wherein the Doppler crystals are integrally formed in the pressure-applying portion distal end face.
40. A device in accordance with Claim 33, wherein the Doppler crystals are equally spaced from each other.
41. A device in accordance with Claim 26, further comprising: at least one cutout in the pressure-applying portion distal end face.
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42. A device in accordance with Claim 33, wherein the pressure-applying portion includes a proximal end and at least one cut-out in the distal end face, and wherein the cutout comprises a slot extending proximally from the distal end face to said proximal end.
43. A device in accordance with Claim 26, further comprising two cutouts in the distal end face of the pressure-applying portion.
44. A device in accordance with Claim 43, wherein the two cutouts are on diametrically opposite sides of the distal end face.
45. A device in accordance with Claim 43, wherein the pressure-applying portion includes a proximal end, and further comprising a pair of slots extending proximally from the pressure-applying portion distal end face to the pressure-applying portion proximal end.
46. A device useful for compressing a uterine artery of a patient comprising: a pressure-applying portion having a distal end face, a proximal end, and a side surface; a force transmission block attached to the pressure-applying portion proximal end; and a grasping device attached to the force transmission block, the grasping device extending adjacent to the pressure-applying portion.
47. A device in accordance with Claim 46, further comprising: a force-generating element attached to the pressure-applying portion and the force transmission block.
48. A device in accordance with Claim 47, wherein the force-generating element comprises a helical spring.
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49. A device in accordance with Claim 46, wherein the pressure-applying portion is tubular and includes a hollow interior, and the grasping device extends into the pressure-applying portion hollow interior.
50. A device in accordance with Claim 46, wherein the force transmission block includes a releasable lock, the grasping device being releasably attached to the force transmission block by the releasable lock.
51. A device in accordance with Claim 46, wherein the grasping device comprises: a first element attached to the force transmission block and extending adjacent to the pressure-applying portion; a second element including a proximal end, a distal end, and a claw; a pivot attaching the first element to the second element, the second element claw positioned distal of the pivot.
52. A device in accordance with Claim 51, wherein the grasping device further comprises: a releasable lock connecting the first element and the second element.
53. A device in accordance with Claim 46, wherein the pressure-applying portion proximal end is laterally spaced from the grasping device a distance less that the force transmission block distal end is laterally spaced from the grasping device.
54. A device in accordance with Claim 46, wherein the side surface is concave.
55. A device in accordance with Claim 46, wherein the side surface is flat.
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56. A device for applying pressure to a uterine artery of a patient comprising: a pressure-applying portion having a distal end face, a proximal end, and a side surface; and a dilator having at least one element movable between a retracted position and a laterally extended position; wherein when the dilator is inserted into the cervix of the patient, the pressure- applying portion is positioned adjacent to the exterior surface of the cervix of the patient, and the at least one element is moved from the retracted position to the laterally extended position, the cervix is pinched between the at least one element and the pressure-applying portion.
57. A device in accordance with Claim 56, wherein the dilator comprises: first and second handles; first and second arms connected to the first and second handles, respectively; and a pivot, the first and second handles being pivotably connected together by the pivot.
58. A device in accordance with Claim 57, wherein the first handle and the first arm cross the second handle and the second arm at the pivot.
59. A device in accordance with Claim 57, wherein the first and second handles and the first and second arms are configured and arranged so that when the first and second handles are immediately adjacent to each other, the first and second arms are immediately adjacent to each other.
60. A device in accordance with Claim 57, further comprising at least one grasping portion on the first arm extending laterally outward.
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61. A device in accordance with Claim 57, further comprising a grasping portion on each of the first arm and the second arm, each grasping portion extending laterally outward.
62. A device in accordance with Claim 56, wherein the dilator comprises a cannula having a lumen extending therethrough and a distal end, and an inflatable member mounted on the cannula proximal of the distal end in fluid communication with the lumen.
63. A device in accordance with Claim 56, wherein the dilator comprises: a cannula having a lumen extending therethrough and a distal end; a rod extending through the cannula lumen and extending distally of the cannula distal end, the rod having a distal end; the at least one moveable element comprising at least one bendable element extending between the cannula distal end and the rod distal end; the device configured and arranged so that when the rod is pulled proximally, the bendable element bends and extends laterally.
64. A device in accordance with Claim 63, wherein the at least one bendable element comprises a first arm, a second arm, and a pivot, the first arm connected to the rod distal end and to the pivot, the second arm connected to the pivot and to the cannula distal end.
65. A device in accordance with Claim 63, wherein the at least one bendable element comprises a plurality of first arms, a plurality of second arms, and a plurality of pivots, the plurality of first arms connected to the rod distal end and to the plurality of pivots, the plurality of second arms connected to the plurality of pivots and to the cannula distal end.
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66. A device in accordance with Claim 63, wherein the at least one bendable element comprises a bow.
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