06193708 is referenced by 216 patents and cites 23 patents.

This is a device for bridging the neck of either a wide-necked or narrow-necked aneurysm in the vasculature. In general, it is a device used to stabilize the presence of vaso-occlusive devices (such as helically wound coils) in the aneurysm. The device preferably is delivered by a core wire which terminates in an electrolytically severable joint. The core wire will often be insulated. The retainer assembly itself is also attached to the electrolytic joint and typically has a number of array elements which are intended to be resident within the aneurysm after the device is deployed from the distal end of a catheter. After deployment of this retainer, the aneurysm is at least partially filled with a vaso-occlusive device such as helically wound coils.

Title
Detachable aneurysm neck bridge (I)
Application Number
9/276132
Publication Number
6193708 (B1)
Application Date
March 24, 1999
Publication Date
February 27, 2001
Inventor
Liem Ho
Mountain View
CA, US
Matthew Yingwing Hui
San Jose
CA, US
Thuzar K Han
Fremont
CA, US
Christopher G M Ken
San Mateo
CA, US
Agent
Morrison & Foerster
US
Assignee
SciMed Life Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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