Rectal thermosensing unit

  • US 5,792,070 A
  • Filed: 08/30/1996
  • Issued: 08/11/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/30/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A rectal thermosensing unit for sensing temperature of rectal tissue, the unit comprising:

  • an inflatable balloon having a first end, a second end and a wall defining an interior surface and an exterior surface of the balloon, a portion of the wall defining a groove in the exterior surface;

    a handle coupled to the inflatable balloon; and

    a temperature sensing device connected to the balloon within the groove.

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