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1. (WO1998052474) ANASTOMOSIS SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

Pub. No.:    WO/1998/052474    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/007766
Publication Date: Fri Nov 27 00:59:59 CET 1998 International Filing Date: Thu Apr 23 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: A61B 17/11
A61F 2/06
A61B 17/00
Applicants: KENSEY NASH CORPORATION
Inventors: NASH, John, E.
EVANS, Douglas, G.
Title: ANASTOMOSIS SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE
Abstract:
A system and method of use for effecting the bypass or other anastomosis of a portion of a native blood vessel, duct, lumen or other tubular organ within the body of a living being. The system includes an anastomosis connector device and a deployment instrument for carrying the device to the desired position within the vessel, duct, lumen or tubular organ. The deployment device may include a dilator to facilitate the placement of the anastomosis device within the interior of the vessel, duct, lumen or other tubular organ. The anastomosis device is preferably formed of a resorbable material and is configured to minimize blood or other fluid turbulence therethrough. The device may include snap-connectors or other components for securing it to the tissue of the vessel, duct, lumen or tubular organ and hemostasis-inducing sealing rings to prevent blood leakage. Other components may be included in the device for expediting the anastomosis procedure, with or without the use of sutures.