Treatment method using a micro heat pipe catheter
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A catheter that provides precise temperature control for treating diseased tissue. 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, such as a brain tumor.
Fletcher, Leroy S.; Peterson, George P. (1997). Treatment method using a micro heat pipe catheter. United States. Patent and Trademark Office; Texas A&M University. Libraries. Available electronically from