Patent Number: 8,721,703

Title: Adhesive coated stent and insertion instrument

Abstract: A deployment cartridge is provided to insert a coated stent into a junction formed between to tubular tissue sections. The deployment cartridge includes a pusher and a coated stent contained within the pusher. The pusher includes support structure for engagement with the stent. The stent is coated with a tissue sealant or tissue adhesive. An insertion instrument is also disclosed for advancing the deployment cartridge into the junction formed between the two tubular tissue sections. There is also disclosed a method of facilitating the support and healing at a juncture formed between tubular tissue sections with a coated stent.

Inventors: Fowler; David N. (Cheshire, CT)

Assignee: Covidien LP

International Classification: A61B 17/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/13/12018