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An instrument for the deployment or retraction of a self-expanding stent in a body canal, which comprises an elongated tubular outer sleeve having disposed therein an elongated core which is movable relative to said sleeve and has a grip member formed at or near its distal end, which grip member is adapted to releasably hold a self-expanding stent within said outer sleeve.

Title
Stent placement instrument and method
Application Number
379458
Publication Number
5026377
Application Date
August 17, 1990
Publication Date
June 25, 1991
Inventor
Bradford G Staehle
Minnetonka
MN, US
John H Burton
Minnetonka
MN, US
Agent
Mark Dryer
Lawrence C Akers
Peter C Richardson
Assignee
American Medical Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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