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A device and method for sealing a puncture or incision formed percutaneously in tissue separating two internal portions of the body of a living being, e.g., a puncture or incision in an artery, in the gall bladder, in the liver, in the heart, etc. The device comprises plug means having a holding portion which is adapted to engage portions of the tissue adjacent the puncture or incision to hold the plug means in place and a sealing portion formed of a foam material and extending through the puncture or incision to engage the tissue contiguous therewith to seal the puncture or incision from the flow of body fluid therethrough. In the preferred embodiment, the closure or plug means is formed of a biodegradable material.

Title
Device for sealing percutaneous puncture in a vessel
Application Number
15267
Publication Number
4890612
Application Date
May 16, 1988
Publication Date
January 2, 1990
Inventor
Kenneth Kensey
Hinsdale
IL, US
Agent
Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow
Assignee
Kensey Nash Corporation
PA, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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