06231597 is referenced by 159 patents and cites 22 patents.

Methods and apparatus for treating vascular abnormalities in highly tortuous vessels are provided comprising a stent having at least one end region that engages a first portion of a circumference of a vessel in a region adjacent to an abnormality to anchor the stent, and a mid-region that engages a second portion of the circumference of the vessel wall to span the abnormality, the second portion having a smaller circumferential extent than the first portion. The mid-region includes a plurality of members that span the abnormality and form a lattice that occludes the abnormality. A delivery system also is provided to deliver the stent within a parent artery and orient the mid-region of the stent to span the abnormality.

Title
Apparatus and methods for selectively stenting a portion of a vessel wall
Application Number
9/250710
Publication Number
6231597 (B1)
Application Date
February 16, 1999
Publication Date
May 15, 2001
Inventor
Timothy W Malisch
6217 N. Meredith Ave., Chicago
IL, US
Mark E Deem
240-C Liberty St., San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Fish & Neave
US
Agent
Nicola A Pisano
US
IPC
A61M 25/092
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