Temperature control mechanisms for a micro heat pipe catheter
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A catheter that provides precise temperature control is disclosed herein. The catheter may use a variety of passive heat pipe structures alone or in combination with feedback devices. The catheter is particularly useful for treating diseased tissue that cannot be removed by surgery.
Peterson, George P.; Fletcher, Leroy S. (1995). Temperature control mechanisms for a micro heat pipe catheter. United States. Patent and Trademark Office; Texas A&M University. Libraries. Available electronically from