Patent Number: 6,332,877

Title: Ostomy tube placement tip

Abstract: A catheter or ostomy tube placement tip is comprised of a tapered, substantially conical head portion and a cylindrical body or stem portion centrally attached to the base thereof. The cylindrical base fits snugly within the lumen of a catheter or ostomy tube such as a ostomy or jejunal feeding tube and its tapered design allows for the insertion and placement of the tube within the lumen of the stomach or other body cavity through an opening or ostomy. Once properly placed, the tip is discharged from the end of the tube so that it is dissolved by human body fluids and is excreted.

Inventors: Michels; Lester D. (Eden Prairie, MN)

Assignee: Novartis AG

International Classification: A61J 15/00 (20060101); A61L 29/04 (20060101); A61L 29/14 (20060101); A61L 29/00 (20060101); A61M 25/00 (20060101); A61M 005/00 (); A61M 031/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018