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Body lumens such as blood vessels are selectively occluded by mechanically collapsing the blood vessel and subsequently applying energy or other occlusive conditions within or adjacent the collapsed region. For example, vessel collapsing mechanisms can include spreadable opposed elements, reciprocating jaw mechanisms having penetrating elements, and devices for applying negative pressure to collapse the blood vessel. One or more electrodes can be used in a monopolar or bipolar fashion to apply radiofrequency or other energy to the body lumen in the region where it has been collapsed.

Title
Method and device for permanent vessel occlusion
Application Number
8/488444
Publication Number
5709224
Application Date
June 7, 1995
Publication Date
January 20, 1998
Inventor
Colin J Nichols
Fremont
CA, US
Thomas Palermo
San Jose
CA, US
Robert S Behl
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Assignee
Radiotherapeutics Corporation
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/36
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