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US6024754: Aneurysm closure method

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Inventor(s) Erik T. Engelson ·
Assignee(s) Target Therapeutics Inc. ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Morrison & Foerster LLP ·
Primary Examiner Michael Buiz ·
Assistant Examiner Pham; Tina T. D. ·
Application Number US8943039
Filing date 10/02/1997
Issue date 02/15/2000
Predicted expiration date 01/18/2016
U.S. Classifications 606/213  · 606/191  ·
International Classifications A61B 1700  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 606213;214;151;108;191;194;198;200 ·
Related U.S. Application DataThis application is a continuation of application Ser. No. 08/588,195, filed Jan. 18, 1996 now U.S. Pat. No. 5,749,894.
8 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

This is a procedure for stabilizing or filling an aneurysm in the vasculature. The procedure involves the introduction into the aneurysm of a solid vaso-occlusive device such as a coil or braid and a polymeric composition which may be reformed or solidified in situ. The solid vaso-occlusive device is at least partially surrounded or enveloped by that polymeric composition. The polymeric composition is reformed via light, heat, R.F. or the like to form a rigid mass with the solid vaso-occlusive device. These steps may be carried out sequentially or the steps of introducing the vaso-occlusive device and reforming the polymeric composition may be carried out simultaneously. The procedure may be accomplished using intravascular catheters to access the desired site and to deliver the noted materials.

Independent Claims | See all claims (8)

  1. 1. A procedure for at least partially closing a mouth of an aneurysm comprising the steps of:a. introducing a vaso-occlusive device and a formable polymeric material into the mouth and the aneurysmb. reforming said polymeric material in the mouth of the aneurysm to bind said vaso-occlusive device to at least partially close the mouth of the aneurysm.
  2. 5. A procedure for at least partially filling an aneurysm comprising the steps of:a. introducing a vaso-occlusive device and a bindable material into an aneurysm;b. binding said bindable material in said aneurysm to bind said vaso-occlusive device to itself.

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