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The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for sealing a puncture in a tubular tissue structure or the wall of a body cavity. More specifically, the present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for sealing a puncture site in the wall of a tubular tissue structure, or in the wall of a body cavity with submucosal tissue or another extracellular or matrix-derived tissue capable of remodeling endogenous connective tissue in vivo. The submucosal tissue or another extracellular matrix-derived tissue is inserted into the puncture site as a sheet on an introducer element such as a needle, a cannula, a guide wire, an introducer element adapted for dialysis, an introducer element adapted for catheterization, a trocar, or any other introducer element used to access the lumen of a tubular tissue structure or used to access a body cavity.

Title
Method and apparatus for sealing access
Application Number
10/166399
Publication Number
6790220 (B2)
Application Date
June 10, 2002
Publication Date
September 14, 2004
Inventor
Andrew J DeNardo
Carmel
IN, US
Edward J Morris
Bloomington
IN, US
Agent
Barnes & Thornburg
US
Assignee
Morris Innovative Research
IN, US
IPC
A61B 17/08
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