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

  • US 5,976,126 A
  • Filed: 10/06/1997
  • Issued: 11/02/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/13/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for forming an occlusion within a body cavity defining tissue comprising:

  • a wire adapted to be disposed near an opening into said body cavity;

    a distal tip coupled to said wire, adapted to be disposed into said body cavity to form said occlusion, and nonthermally detachable without necessarily displacing said distal tip relative to said wire during detachment,whereby said body cavity is occluded by said distal tip, and an occlusion is formed by use of said tip without necessarily altering desired placement of said distal tip during detachment or applying any force by said distal tip to said tissue.

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