Patent Number: 6,685,666

Title: Catheters for breast surgery

Abstract: Methods and systems for accessing target sites in breast and other tissuescomprising catheters having hooks or other anchoring means at their distalends. The positions of the catheters and tissue are determined using alight source, optionally using both infrared and visible light sources.Once accessed, drugs may be delivered through the catheter, or thecatheter may be used to facilitate surgical intervention.

Inventors: Fontenot; Mark G. (Lafayette, LA)


International Classification: A61B 5/00 (20060101); A61M 001/00 (); A61M 031/00 ()

Expiration Date: 02/02016