Method for deploying an endovascular graft having a bifurcation

  • US 6,214,038 B1
  • Filed: 09/15/1999
  • Issued: 04/10/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/11/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for intraluminal emplacement of a graft in a bifurcated vessel of a patient, the method comprising:

  • providing a graft having a main body, with a first self-expanding device, the graft further having a first leg portion and a second leg portion with a second self-expanding device;

    inserting the graft intraluminally into a main vessel of a patient, the main vessel having a bifurcation forming a first minor vessel and a second minor vessel;

    positioning the main body of the graft in the main vessel;

    releasing the first self-expanding device and the main body of the graft in the main vessel;

    positioning the second leg portion of the graft in the second minor vessel; and

    releasing the second self-expanding device and the second leg portion of the graft in a second minor vessel.

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