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1. (WO2017062762) METHODS, MEDICAL DEVICES AND KITS FOR MODIFYING THE LUMINAL PROFILE OF A BODY VESSEL

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/062762    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/055979
Publication Date: Fri Apr 14 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Oct 08 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 17/12
Applicants: SIGMON, John, C.
SURTI, Vihar
Inventors: SIGMON, John, C.
SURTI, Vihar
Title: METHODS, MEDICAL DEVICES AND KITS FOR MODIFYING THE LUMINAL PROFILE OF A BODY VESSEL
Abstract:
Methods of modifying the luminal profile of a body vessel are described. An example method comprises advancing a cannula out of the distal end of a catheter disposed within the lumen of a body vessel of an animal and toward a target site on the wall of the body vessel; passing contrast dye through the cannula toward the target site; simultaneously continuing the advancing and passing until the distal end of the cannula punctures the inner layer of the wall of the body vessel at the target site; and passing a bulking agent through the cannula and into a space between connective tissue layers surrounding the vessel wall at the target site. Medical devices, medical device assemblies, and kits are also described.