Patent Number: 7,131,985

Title: Trocar sleeve for endoscopic applications

Abstract: What is described here is a trocar sleeve for endoscopic applications, comprising an elongate part including at least one passage for insertion of an instrument such as an endoscopic, scissors or the like, and pivotable parts mobile on the distal end. The inventive trocar sleeve is characterized by the provision that the distal section is formed by several longitudinal sections articulated on the proximal section of the trocar sleeve, and that a mechanism is provided for pivoting the individual longitudinal sections about an axis orthogonal on the longitudinal axis of the trocar sleeve.

Inventors: Manhes; Hubert (Vichy, FR)

Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co.

International Classification: A61B 17/34 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00