Intraluminal stent graft

  • US 5,735,892 A
  • Filed: 08/18/1993
  • Issued: 04/07/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/18/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A tubular intraluminal graft comprising:

  • a) a tubular, diametrically adjustable stent having an exterior surface, a luminal surface and a wall, and having a multiplicity of openings through the wall of the stent;

    b) a first tubular covering of porous expanded polytetrafluoroethylene affixed to the exterior surface of the tubular, diametrically adjustable stent and having an exterior surface, a luminal surface and a seam extending from the exterior surface through to the luminal surface; and

    c) a second tubular covering of porous expanded polytetrafluoroethylene affixed to the luminal surface of the tubular, diametrically adjustable stent, and having an exterior surface, a luminal surface and a seam extending from the exterior surface through to the luminal surface;

    wherein the combined thickness of the first and second tubular coverings is less than about 0.10 mm,thick exclusive of the stent.

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