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1. (WO2018200060) DYNAMIC LENGTH URETERAL STENT FOR IMPROVED PATIENT COMFORT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/200060    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/017586
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Feb 10 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: A61M 27/00
A61F 2/82
A61F 2/04
Applicants: WHITMORE, Willet, F., III
Inventors: WHITMORE, Willet, F., III
Title: DYNAMIC LENGTH URETERAL STENT FOR IMPROVED PATIENT COMFORT
Abstract:
A ureteral stent having a proximal section, a distal section and an intermediate section is disclosed. The proximal section is configured for disposition within a kidney and includes a tubular portion in communication with the interior of the kidney. The distal section is configured for disposition within the bladder and includes a portion to anchor the distal section therein. The intermediate section is connected between the proximal section and the distal section and has a passageway extending therethrough in fluid communication with the tubular portion of the proximal section. The intermediate section is configured to elongate dynamically to accommodate ureteral length changes in automatic response to changes in spacing between the kidney and the bladder.