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A resilient tubular graft is delivered into place within a body passage by elongating the graft to reduce its diameter and then directing the graft to the desired position while in the elongated condition. The graft is carried into position by a pair of elongate members mounted for longitudinal movement relative to one other. Flexible lines secure opposite ends of the graft to the respective elongate members whereby relative longitudinal movement of the members functions to elongate the graft and reduce its diameter. The lines extend around the graft to impart radial compression thereto simultaneously with elongation of the graft. Upon placement of the graft at the desired location within a body passage, the lines are released to permit the graft to expand into engagement with the passage. Barbs on the graft provide for secure engagement of the graft with a body passage.

Title
Internal graft prosthesis and delivery system
Application Number
8/89290
Publication Number
5464449
Application Date
July 8, 1993
Publication Date
November 7, 1995
Inventor
Kenneth H Mollenauer
Santa Clara
CA, US
Thomas J Fogarty
5660 Alpine Rd., Portola Valley, 94028
CA, US
Timothy J Ryan
5660 Alpine Rd., Los Altos Hills
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew
Assignee
Thomas J Fogarty
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/08
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