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A device for occluding a hollow anatomical structure includes a clamp having at least first and second clamping portions adapted to be placed on opposite sides of the anatomical structure. At least one of the first and second clamping portions is movable toward the other from an open position to a clamping or closed position to occlude the anatomical structure. The clamp has an annular shape configured to surround the hollow anatomical structure in the open position and a flattened shape in the clamping position configured to occlude the hollow interior of the anatomical structure. The clamp is preferably covered with fabric to promote tissue ingrowth. A clamp delivery and actuation device is provided for allowing the clamp to be applied in either an open surgical procedure or a minimally invasive procedure.

Title
Apparatus and methods for occluding a hollow anatomical structure
Application Number
10/853928
Publication Number
7645285 (B2)
Application Date
May 26, 2004
Publication Date
January 12, 2010
Inventor
Craig B Berky
Milford
OH, US
Warren P Williamson IV
Loveland
OH, US
Delos M Cosgrove
Hunting Valley
OH, US
Agent
Wood Herron & Evans L
Assignee
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
OH, US
IDX Medical
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/08
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