(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2003/0181937 Al
Osterlind (43) Pub. Date: Sep. 25,2003
(54) ENDOSCOPIC KIT
(75) Inventor: Jorgen Osterlind, Hoganas (SE)
BROWDYAND NEIMARK, P.L.L.C.
624 NINTH STREET, NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20001-5303 (US) (73) Assignee: Jomed N.V., Ulestraten (NL)
(21) Appl. No.: 10/347,604
(22) Filed: Jan. 22, 2003
(30) Foreign Application Priority Data
Jan. 22, 2002 (SE) 0200193-1
Publication Classification (51) Int. CI.7 A61B 17 00
An endoscopic kit comprises an insertion aid device having an insertion end to be inserted into said vessel and a connecting portion at an opposite end; and an endoscopic instrument with a distal end provided with a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism has a first state ol operation in which the locking mechanism loosely engages the connecting portion ol the insertion aid device, and a second state ol operation in which the locking mechanism fixedly engages the connecting portion ol the insertion aid device for locking the position ol the insertion aid device in relation to the endoscopic instrument.
The endoscopic kit may be used lor aiding insertion ol a graft connector into a body vessel through an incisition in a wall thereol.