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A removable stent system and method for extraction of a removable stent from a target site is disclosed. The removable stent includes-a removable stent having a collapsible end and a collapsing element configured for coupling with a removal tool. The collapsing element can be configured as a lasso or can be movable between two positions when deployed at a target site in vivo. The removable stent overcomes disadvantages and limitations of previous types of stents as well as overcoming complications during or following stent deployment in vivo. The removable stent further includes features that increase its ease of use and reduce the maneuvering required of devices or tools used to remove the stent. This then decreases the amount of effort required by the physician, the procedure time, and the level of discomfort experienced by a patient during the procedure.

Title
Retrievable stent and method of use thereof
Application Number
9/904926
Publication Number
20020188344
Application Date
July 13, 2001
Publication Date
December 12, 2002
Inventor
Bradford G Staehle
Minnetonka
MN, US
Mark Polyak
Minnetonka
MN, US
Johann J Neisz
Coon Rapids
MN, US
Sidney F Hauschild
Brooklyn Park
MN, US
Robert L Rykhus Jr
Edina
MN, US
Stephen L Bolea
Watertown
MN, US
Agent
American Medical Systems
MN, US
Agent
Attension Jeffrey J Hohenshell
MN, US
Assignee
American Medical Systems
IPC
A61F 02/06
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