Abstract: A stent consisting of the alternate juxtaposition of axially rigid cylindrical parts and at least one axially flexible cylindrical part. The stent comprises two axially rigid cylindrical parts at its two ends, the axially rigid cylindrical parts being adapted to expand radially in plastic manner and the axially flexible cylindrical part or parts being adapted to expand radially in elastic manner. Such a stent is of axially modulable length and flexibility.
November 6, 1992
Date of Patent:
January 24, 1995
Alain Cardon, Yvon Kerdiles, Michel Boliveau, Denis Ansel, Jean Debuigne