Dual gynecological balloon packing system

  • US 8,500,618 B2
  • Filed: 02/19/2010
  • Issued: 08/06/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/11/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A vaginal balloon apparatus for use with a separate brachytherapy applicator, comprising:

  • first and second balloons, each balloon comprising a first material welded to a second material to form said balloon, said first material being thicker or less elastic than said second material;

    each balloon further comprising a lumen with a single passageway in fluid communication with said balloon and a valve on said lumen for introducing a fluid into said balloon through said single passageway;

    each lumen further comprising an attachment clip having a first end groove sized to fit an outside diameter of said lumen, and a second end groove sized to fit either an outside diameter of a separate brachytherapy applicator or the outside diameter of the other lumen,said first and second balloons being movable between a deflated condition and an inflated condition, wherein in said inflated condition said first material forms a flatter surface than said second material, and said second material conforms to the shape of a vaginal cavity.

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