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Bifurcated and trifurcated woven stents for insertion and delivery into a variety of anatomical structures, including the aortic-iliac bifurcation, the superior vena cava junction, and the inferior vena cava junction. The bifurcated stents includes a first leg formed from a first plurality of wires, a second leg formed from a second plurality of wires, and a common body formed from the first and second pluralities of wires. The wires may be nitinol. Biodegradable filaments may also be utilized. The angles created between the crossed wires is preferably obtuse. A variety of delivery devices formed from differently-sized tubes, portions of which may operate co-axially with each other, are also included. The bifurcated stents may be formed from as few as two wires. The stents may be formed using plain weaving effected either by hand or by machine.

Title
Woven bifurcated and trifurcated stents and methods for making the same
Application Number
9/495984
Publication Number
6409750 (B1)
Application Date
February 1, 2000
Publication Date
June 25, 2002
Inventor
Kenneth C Wright
Houston
TX, US
Andras Konya
Houston
TX, US
Hideki Hyodoh
Sapporo
US
Agent
Fulbright & Jaworski L
US
Assignee
Board of Regents The University of Texas System
TX, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
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