Endovascular graft having bifurcation and apparatus and method for deploying the same

CAFC
  • US 5,489,295 A
  • Filed: 05/21/1993
  • Issued: 02/06/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/11/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A graft device having a bifurcation for repairing an aortic aneurysm close to or involving the aortic bifurcation having an arterial wall and comprising the aorta and the first and second iliac arteries extending therefrom and in fluid communication therewith in a patient, the graft device comprising:

  • a main tubular body;

    first and second tubular legs joined to said main tubular body in a bifurcation, said main tubular body and said first and second tubular legs being formed of a flexible surgically implantable material, said main tubular body and said first and second tubular legs having respectively first, second and third openings therein in communication with each other;

    first expandable attachment means for anchoring said main body, said first attachment means being secured to said main tubular body adjacent the first opening; and

    second expandable attachment means for anchoring said first tubular leg said second attachment means being secured to said first tubular leg adjacent the second opening,wherein said graft device is capable of intraluminal implantation by a catheter into the aortic bifurcation through said first iliac artery such that said main body can be anchored by said first attachment means in said aorta, said first tubular leg can be anchored by said second attachment means in said first iliac artery, and said second tubular leg can be deployed in said second iliac artery.

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