Patent Number: 6,637,453

Title: Disposable surgical and diagnostic fluid control island

Abstract: A device and method for collecting distension media or other fluidsdischarged during surgical procedures is shown. Also shown is a method forreducing the risk of hyponatremia. The apparatus makes it practical todetermine the amount of distension media retained by a patient duringhysteroscopic or other surgical procedures, particularly procedures usingnon-isotonic distension media during monopolar electrosurgery. Theapparatus and methods are also useful during a variety of laparoscopic,obstetric, cardiovascular, liposuction, plastic, orthopedic, restorative,and other procedures.

Inventors: Robinson; Allan R. (Saint Anthony, MN)


International Classification: A61G 13/00 (20060101); A61G 13/10 (20060101); A61M 1/00 (20060101); A61M 001/00 (); A61B 019/08 (); B65D 001/34 (); F16L 055/07 ()

Expiration Date: 10/22015