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Title: Method and device for supporting blood vessels during anastomosis

Abstract

A device and method for preventing first and second severed blood vessels from collapsing during attachment to each other. The device comprises a dissolvable non-toxic stent that is sufficiently rigid to prevent the blood vessels from collapsing during anastomosis. The stent can be hollow or have passages to permit blood flow before it dissolves. A single stent can be inserted with an end in each of the two blood vessels or separate stents can be inserted into each blood vessel. The stent may include a therapeutically effective amount of a drug which is slowly released into the blood stream as the stent dissolves. 12 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5653794
Application Number:
ON: DE86013717
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; ERA-11-005621; EDB-86-138385
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BLOOD VESSELS; SURGERY; MEDICAL SUPPLIES; DESIGN; HEMORRHAGE; VASCULAR DISEASES; BODY; CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM; DISEASES; MEDICINE; ORGANS; PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES; SYMPTOMS; 550600* - Medicine

Citation Formats

Doss, J.D. Method and device for supporting blood vessels during anastomosis. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Doss, J.D. Method and device for supporting blood vessels during anastomosis. United States.
Doss, J.D. Mon . "Method and device for supporting blood vessels during anastomosis". United States.
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title = {Method and device for supporting blood vessels during anastomosis},
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abstractNote = {A device and method for preventing first and second severed blood vessels from collapsing during attachment to each other. The device comprises a dissolvable non-toxic stent that is sufficiently rigid to prevent the blood vessels from collapsing during anastomosis. The stent can be hollow or have passages to permit blood flow before it dissolves. A single stent can be inserted with an end in each of the two blood vessels or separate stents can be inserted into each blood vessel. The stent may include a therapeutically effective amount of a drug which is slowly released into the blood stream as the stent dissolves. 12 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {5}
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