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The closing plug and the closing plug device are used for closing a body defect percutaneously. During the insertion into the defect, the closing plug can be deformed to a smaller size to facilitate the insertion operation and recovered to its original larger shape after it is fitted to the defect, to thereby close the defect. The closing plug device facilitates the insertion of the closing plug into the defect. The closing plug has a flange or an enlarged portion at least at one end thereof and is made of a shape memory polymer having a shape recovery temperature in the range of 20.degree. C. to 70.degree. C. The closing plug device comprises a closing plug, a catheter and a guide wire or a pushing wire to aid in insertion of the closing plug to a defect.

Title
Closing plug of a defect for medical use and a closing plug device utilizing it
Application Number
7/754163
Publication Number
5192301
Application Date
September 3, 1991
Publication Date
March 9, 1993
Inventor
Nobuko Satoh
Kawasaki
JP
Ryuichiro Yoda
Yokohama
JP
Takehisa Matsuda
Mino
JP
Shigeyuki Echigo
Toyonaka
JP
Tetsuro Kamiya
Suita
JP
Agent
Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward
Assignee
Nippon Zeon
JP
IPC
A61B 17/04
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