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A method of interventional surgery is described. The method may include inserting an actuator within a body of a vascularized organism and positioning the actuator adjacent a target region within a vessel of the body. The actuator is operated to cause a needle thereof to move in a substantially perpendicular direction relative to a wall of the vessel to produce an opening therein. A therapeutic or diagnostic agent may be delivered by the needle to the target region via the opening in the vessel wall.

Title
Method of interventional surgery
Application Number
9/961079
Publication Number
6860867 (B2)
Application Date
September 20, 2001
Publication Date
March 1, 2005
Inventor
Albert P Pisano
Danville
CA, US
Kirk Patrick Seward
Dublin
CA, US
Agent
Beyer Weaver & Thomas
Assignee
The Regents of the University of California
CA, US
IPC
A61M 031/00
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