Endovascular electrolytically detachable wire and tip for the formation of thrombus in arteries, veins, aneurysms, vascular malformations and arteriovenous fistulas

  • US 5,925,037 A
  • Filed: 10/06/1997
  • Issued: 07/20/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/13/1990
  • Status: Expired
First Claim
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1. A method for forming an occlusion within a body cavity comprising the steps of:

  • disposing a wire near an opening into said cavity;

    disposing a distal tip of said wire into said cavity to pack said cavity to mechanically form said occlusion within said cavity about said distal tip; and

    detaching said distal tip from said wire to leave said distal tip within said cavity without applying any force by said distal tip to any surface within said body cavity,whereby said cavity is occluded by said distal tip.

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