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US 20130102841 A1 (2013)

Rectal Prolapse
Method and apparatus for endoscopically treating rectal prolapse
US 20130102841 A1
Abstract: 

A method for treating rectal prolapse, the method comprising: inserting a rectum-gripping and advancement apparatus into a prolapsed rectum via the anus; maneuvering the rectum-gripping and advancement apparatus so that the rectum-gripping and advancement apparatus securely engages the rectum; advancing the rectum-gripping and advancement apparatus distally so as to return the prolapsed rectum to its normal, non-prolapsed state; and securing the rectum to supporting tissue whereby to retain the rectum in its normal, non-prolapsed state.

Publication number: 
US20130102841 A1
Publication type: 
Application
Application number: 
US 13/641,422
Publication Date: 
April 25, 2013
Priority date: 
April 14, 2010
Filing date: 
April 14, 2011