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A flexible self-expandable stent comprises a plurality of radially cylindrical elastic units spaced at fixed intervals, a cylindrical cover fixing member which sheaths the cylindrical elastic units, and a reverse flow preventing valve. The reverse flow preventing valve is attached to the inner wall of the stent, for preventing food-stuffs or fluids from flowing from a downstream side to an upstream side. The flexible self-expandable stent exhibits improved flexibility so that when the stent is disposed in a curved lumina, it can flexibly correspond to the curvature of the lumina and prevent the reverse flow of foodstuffs or fluids by use of the reverse flow preventing valve.

Title
Flexible self-expandable stent and method for making the same
Application Number
8/861818
Publication Number
6027525
Application Date
May 23, 1997
Publication Date
February 22, 2000
Inventor
Sung Wook Choo
Seoul
KR
Young Soo Do
Seoul
KR
In Wook Choo
Seoul
KR
In Young Kim
Seoul
KR
Soo Won Suh
Seoul
KR
Agent
Kile McIntyre Harbin & Lee
Agent
Eugene M Lee
Assignee
Samsung Electronics
KR
IPC
A61F 2/06
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